FROM STAFF REPORTS
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. — On the final day of the Floyd B. Wilcox Memorial Tournament, Frostburg State held nothing back as it pounded out 18 hits to back up a solid pitching performance for an 11-3 victory over host Hampden-Sydney Sunday afternoon.
With a long awaited day of sunshine finally at their backs, the Bobcats (6-3) set the tone in their first at-bat. Senior Garrett Price was hit in the elbow and junior Kevin Kean followed with a ball into the left field corner, scoring Price for a quick 1-0 advantage.
Senior starting pitcher Cody Ellsworth, from Allegany High School, did a great job of keeping the Tigers (7-7-1) from retaliating in the bottom half of the first.
The combo of Price and Kean would strike again in the top of the third as the Bobcat catcher doubled down the left field line to lead off the inning. Kean then stroked a liner down the opposite side to plate Price and give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead.
Hampden-Sydney threatened to score in the bottom half of the inning when the first three batters reached base, but Ellsworth minimized the damage as he got the Bobcats back in the dugout after allowing just one run on an RBI fielder's choice by Hunter Lewis.
Frostburg State scored one in the fourth and then added three more in the fifth, thanks in part to back-to-back doubles by Rob Jennings and Danny Morris. Brothers Jon Keeler and Zach Keeler each had two RBI groundouts in successive at-bats.
The Bobcat lineup batted around in the sixth and brought home five more runs.
The Bobcats recorded double-digit hits in each of their three games and finished the sweep with 28 runs scored.
All nine starters recorded a hit for the Bobcats. Jennings paced the lineup, going 4-for-5 with three RBI and Kean and the Keelers added two RBI apiece.
Ellsworth picked up the win to improve to 1-1. The lefthander pitched seven innings, allowing just two runs — one earned — on five hits and striking out five.
The Tigers Teddy West took the loss and three different batters recorded two hits apiece.
Frostburg State travels to Washington College on Thursday for its first midweek game of the season. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Chestertown.
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