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March 21, 2014

Allegany wins first of split with Finger Lakes

Hampden-Sydney outlasts Frostburg State in 9 innings

CUMBERLAND — Allegany College of Maryland split a doubleheader against Finger Lakes Community College (N.Y.) by winning the first game 6-3 before dropping the second 4-3 at The Rock on Thursday afternoon.

In the first game, won by coach Steve Bazarnic’s club, Tyler Fellner went the distance on the mound striking out six batters. Cody Malone came through with a two-run single in the fourth as the Trogans collectively scored four of their six runs in the inning. Jeff Morgan had two hits and one run batted in as well for ACM.

Max Franzone and Kane Shaw each had two hits for the Lakers.

Game two slipped away from Allegany College as the Lakers, trailing 3-2, scored two seventh-inning runs to finish on top.

Finger Lakes’ pitcher Kevin Carpentier got the win, pitching a complete game.

The Trogans scored first in the first inning as Ray Adames crossed the plate on a groundout by Morgan. In the fourth inning, ACM broke a 1-1 tie when Alex Beiler delivered an RBI single, but the 3-1 lead wouldn’t be enough.

Ryan Juergens collected two hits for Finger Lakes (5-3).

Allegany College (2-7) will host Mercyhurst today in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.

Hampden-Sydney     14

Frostburg State    13

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. — Frostburg State suffered its third loss of the season on Thursday, falling 14-13 at Hampden-Sydney.

The Bobcats (10-3) trailed the Tigers (16-5) for the majority of the contest, but nearly evened the game in the bottom of the ninth.

Trailing 14-11, FSU picked up an RBI single from senior Brandon Remalia and an RBI double from junior Zach Weiss with two outs to pull the team within one. However, Tigers pitcher Billy Nixon closed the door with a strikeout of junior Ricky Castro that stranded Weiss at second.

The teams combined for 27 runs and 29 hits.

Hampden-Sydney started swinging the bats early with two runs in the first and three in the second. Frostburg got a single run in the second off senior Dylan Shupe’s first home run. The four-run lead for the Tigers was the largest either team would hold.

In the fourth, sophomore Zach Keeler picked up an RBI on a fielder’s choice and the Bobcats scored two additional unearned runs to pull within one at 5-4. The Tigers pushed two runs across in the fifth to extend their lead to three, but it was the sixth inning where each team exploded for six runs.

FSU briefly grabbed its only lead in the sixth when it scored six two-out runs. The big blows came from the bats of Weiss and Keeler. Weiss tripled to bring in two runs and tie the game, while Shupe picked up two RBIs with a double that gave the Bobcats a 10-7 advantage. Keeler and Castro each recorded RBI singles in the inning.

Hampden-Sydney responded with six runs of its own. The Tigers quickly picked up three runs to tie the game at 10 before any outs had been recorded before John Lloyd batted in the go-ahead run with an RBI groundout. Two more RBI doubles made it 13-10.

The two teams traded runs in the seventh and eighth before the Bobcats’ rally fell short in the ninth.

FSU sophomore Kyle McCormack (0-1) picked up the loss allowing four hits and six runs. Offensively, eight Bobcats picked up at least one hit, while five had multi-hit games.  Junior Kam Stewart was the leading hitter going 4 for 5 with four runs scored. Shupe went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs, and was matched in RBIs by Weiss who went 2 for 6 with a run scored. Castro, who came into the day leading the Capital Athletic Conference with a .487 batting average, was 3 for 6 with a run and RBI. Keeler and Remalia each chipped in two RBIs.

Matt Hinson improved to 3-1 for the Tigers after pitching one-third of an inning to close out the sixth. Nixon closed out the ninth to pick up his first save and Jeff Gray led the offense with four RBIs off of two hits

Frostburg travels to Washington College today for a 3 p.m. game.

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