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Baseball Drops Two Games to Greensboro
02/17/2007

GREENSBORO, N.C.— The Frostburg State baseball team dropped a double-header to Greensboro College, Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium.

FSU (0-4) lost game one 9-3 and then game two by the score of 10-1. With the wins, GC improves to 7-4 overall.

In game one, Chatham Bray (3-0) pitched a complete game for the Pride, while freshman Aaron Main (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick) (0-2) took the loss for the Bobcats after allowing six runs on six hits, while striking out four, in four innings of action.

Junior Andrew Speights (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) led the Bobcats at the plate, going 1-for-3, with a double and two RBI’s.

Greensboro got on the board in the first inning, when Dale Martin touched the plate off a Jess Maloney double to left center field. The Pride increased their lead to 4-0 when Maloney doubled once again, scoring Jeff Gregory, followed by a Taylor Kennedy single which scored Maloney and Pat Burgess.

GC later added two runs in the bottom of the fourth, for a 6-0 lead.

The Bobcats pressed for a comeback, after adding three runs in the sixth inning. Sophomore Bryan Short (Ashburn, Va./Paul VI) singled through the left side of the infield and senior Mike Gitzen (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls) singled down the right side, moving Short to third. Speights continued the inning with a bases clearing double to center field, both Short and Gitzen. Senior Todd Holmes (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry) drove home the final Bobcat run with a hard single to second base, scoring Speights from third.

Greensboro added three insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth making the score 9-3, when Kennedy knocked a bases clearing double down the left field line.

In game two, the Bobcats sent sophomore Scott Eastment (Warrenton, Va./Paul VI (Georgetown) (0-1) to the mound, while the Pride picked Kent Gilliland (1-2) as the game’s starting pitcher.

Eastment ended up going five innings, while allowing five runs on six hits and recording one strikeout. Gilliland picked up the win, pitching five innings and only surrendering one run.

The Bobcats found themselves down 1-0 in the third, but tied the score when Speights doubled down the left field line, scoring freshman Andrew Derr (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick). Derr lead off the inning with awalk and later advanced to second on a sac bunt by Short.

GC would break the game open in the bottom half of the fourth inning, when they scored three runs on three hits.

Six more runs would be scored over the next two innings for Greensboro, one in the fifth and five in the sixth, putting the game out of reach and in favor of the Pride, 10-1.

Derr was 2-for-2 at the plate with two singles, a walk and a run scored, while Burgess lead the way for GC goin 2-for-2 with two RBI’s, one run scored, and a stolen base.

FSU returns to action tomorrow when they play a nine-inning game against Greensboro at 1:00 pm.

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