ORLANDO, Fla. — It was a sophomore showcase as the Frostburg State baseball team used 14 hits to defeat Hamilton on Wednesday, 6-2, in the last game of its spring break trip.
FSU is 9-6 overall on the season.
The Bobcats jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after scoring one run in the first inning and two in the second. Frostburg State later added two more runs in the seventh to take a 5-0 advantage.
Hamilton got on the board in the bottom of the inning with two runs to cut the deficit to 5-2. However, the Bobcats would close out the scoring with one run in the ninth.
Sophomores Joe Daddura (Fallston, Md./Calvert Hall), Allen Peake (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) and Art Barone (Chestnut Ridge, N.Y./Spring Valley) had solid outings at the plate. Daddura was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a double, Peake went 2-for-5 with a homerun and Barone was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two doubles.
Sophomore starting pitcher John Micklus (La Plata, Md./McDonough) allowed just three hits with three strike outs in five innings of work. Teammate Jordan Crystal (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst (Monmouth)) earned his first save of the season after throwing three innings, giving up one hit while fanning three.
FSU returns to action Saturday when it hosts Medaille for its Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opener at 1:00 pm.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303