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Baseball Splits with Greensboro
02/19/2005

GREENSBORO, NC — Frostburg State split a doubleheader with Greensboro College Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium. In the opening game, the Bobcats earned their first win of the season, 7-4 in nine innings. However, the Pride countered with a 7-1 win in game two.

Freshman outfielder Andrew Speights (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) drove a three-run home run over the right field wall in the top of the ninth inning to win the game for the FSU.

With the game tied 4-4 in the top of the ninth inning, Greensboro reliever Josh Maras committed a two-base throwing error, moving FSU senior Chris Baugher (Frederick, Md./Brunswick) into scoring position. Senior Lance Williams (Herndon, Va./W.T. Woodson) drew an intentional walk putting Speights into position at the plate.

FSU (1-3) opened the scoring in the third inning when sophomore Mike Gitzen (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls) singled in Speights to give the Bobcats the early 1-0 lead.

In the top of the seventh inning, Williams sent a three-run shot over the left centerfield wall to push the Frostburg State lead to 4-0. However, the Pride (4-5) tied the ballgame by scoring four times in the bottom of the frame to send the game into extra innings.

Williams and Speights led the Bobcats with three RBIs and two runs scored apiece.

Senior Rob DeSanto (Rockville, Md./Wheaton) pitchedthe final two innings for FSU, striking out two while picking up the win.

In the second game, freshman Allen Peake (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) broke up a Kevin Mong no-hitter in the seventh inning to record the only Frostburg State hit of the game. Mong finished with a complete game, one-hit shutout, striking out eight Bobcat hitters.

Gitzen scored the only Bobcat run in the top of the seventh on a double-play groundout.

Greensboro was led by Chad Clark, who had three hits and scored three runs. Senior Daryl Keys (Salem, N.Y./Salem) took the loss for FSU, allowing eight hits and two earned runs while striking out three over five innings.

Frostburg State returns to action February 26 when it visits Emory & Henry for a doubleheader beginning 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