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Baseball Shortened by Rain, Ends in Tie with Eastern Mennonite
03/13/2003

FROSTBURG, MD - Frostburg State held on to a early 2-0 lead as rain caused the game against Eastern Mennonite to be called official after only six full innings. It was the first tie for Frostburg State since 1994

The Bobcats (3-1-1) welcomed back senior Mark Teson (Latham, N.Y./Shaker), who injured his shoulder in the first game of the season. Teson returned to the top of the lineup as he led the Bobcats reaching base all three times (two walks and a single) and scored the first of FSU’s two runs on a RBI single by senior Jake Mannon (Southampton, N.J./Lenape) in the first inning.

The Bobcats extended the lead in the second inning as senior Bobby Farmer (Rockville, Md./Wheaton) reached on a single and moved over to second on a wild pitch. He was advanced to third on a Dave Sanchez’s (Buckeystown, Md./Urbana) groundout and then stole home on a ball that Eastern Mennonite catcher could not control.

It was all that Frostburg State needed, as again their pitching held strong. Freshman Mike Tiller (Dumfries, Va./Potomac) started his second game for the Bobcats and went 4 and 1/3 innings giving up two runs, only one earned, striking out four and walking only one.

Eastern Mennonite was unable to get to Tiller early but found a way to get something going as they scored their first run in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Frazier and then added an unearned run on a Auker RBI double. Following the double Daryl Keys (Salem Central/Salem, N.Y.) relieved Tiller and went an inning and two-thirds without giving up a hit and striking out two.

The Bobcats were able to get through their half-inning in the seventh, but as the teams changed sides lightning flashed clearing the field as rain began, leading the umpires to call the game a tie after six full innings of play.

The Bobcats will travel to Virginia Beach this weekend, as they will play four games against St. Joseph’s College, which are make-up games from March 5th.

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