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Baseball Defeats Dickinson College 9-6
03/05/2004

CARLISLE, PA - Frostburg State baseball won its fourth straight game after starting the season with three straight losses as it defeated Dickinson College 9-6 Friday afternoon. Sophomore Kyle Mahan (Woodbridge, Va./Potomac) led the Bobcats going 3-4, including a triple and a double.

Senior Rob DeSanto (Rockville, Md./Wheaton) earned his second victory in as many appearances going three innings giving up three runs on five hits. He struck out five batters, while walking only two.

Dickinson scored single runs in each of the first two innings and added another in the fourth to take a slim 3-2 lead. The Bobcats bounced back in the fifth inning as they took a 4-3 lead on a two-out two-run double by senior Ryan Hamerski (Olney, Md./Sherwood).

Freshman Collin Bednar (Millersville, Md./Glen Burnie) replaced DeSanto and continued his early season dominance going four strong innings giving up only one run on three hits. Bednar has now pitched in two relief appearances going a total of eight and two-thirds innings giving up only two earned runs.

Frostburg State put the game seemingly out of reach in the sixth inning as it scored four more runs in the sixth led by senior Justin Wilt’s (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick), second solo homerun of the season. Then later in the inning back-to-back doubles from freshman Todd Holmes (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry) and junior Scott Feller (Boca Rotan, Fla./American Heritage) plated three more Bobcats.

At the plate three Bobcats tallied three hits each as Mahan, Feller, and Holmes supplied big hits with runners on base. Mahan, who is currently riding a four game hitting streak, is hitting .583 on the season and has reached base in 9 of his last 12 at-bats. Feller went 3-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Holmes west 3-4 with a double, two runs scored, two RBI and a walk.

With the score 8-4 headed into the seventh, the Bobcats looked to the bench to bring home the victory. Senior Kevin Romanik (Millville, N.J./Millville), who saw his first action of the year went 1-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. Defensively, Romanik made two outstanding plays to shutdown any thought of a comeback for the Cardinals.

In the fifth inning Romanik chased down a ball headed up the middle and fired it to first to get the runner by inches. Later in the eighth inning Romanik ranged deep into the hole to make a diving catch and then got the ball to first to double up the baserunner.

The Bobcats will return to action March 7, 2004 as they will face SUNY-Old Westbury in Stevenson, Md. at Joe Cannon Stadium with the first of two games starting at noon.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu