Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader from Mt. Aloysius
- Frostburg State extends its winning streak to eleven in a row and seventeen of their last nineteen games with a doubleheader sweep of Mt. Aloysius, 17-1 and 11-1. Overall the Bobcats dominated in every aspect of each game with everyone making a contribution in one way or another.
In the first game the Bobcats jumped out quickly scoring five runs in the first inning and four more in the second. Senior Mark Teson (Shaker/Latham, N.Y.), who recently became FSU’s career leader in walks (93), started the day with the first of three free passes.
Teson eventually crossed on a one-out senior Jake Mannon's (Lenape/Southampton, N.J.) RBI single. Later in the inning with two outs and runners in scoring position the Bobcats rallied to put four more runs on the board as junior's Ryan Hamerski(Sherwood/Olney, Md.), Charles Jackson(Chesapeake/Baltimore, Md.), and senior Dave Sanchez(Urbana/Buckeystown, Md.) all singled to give the Bobcats a 5-0 lead that would propel them to the win.
In the second inning the Bobcats continued to score runs with timely hits as they plated four runs on three hits including a two-run single by junior Taylor Dixon (Robinson/Fairfax, Va.).
Leading the game 10-0 after three innings the Bobcats blew the game wide-open as they were able to score seven runs in the fourth capping the 17-1 victory. In the inning the Bobcats were led by senior Pat Fortunato’s (Fairport/Fairport, N.Y.) lead off double and RBI triple later in the same at-bat. Another big hit came in the inning when sophomore Scott Feller (American Heritage/Coral Springs, Fla.) hit a two-run double to right field. The double was Feller’s 22nd extra base hit of the season, brining him within six of the single-season record of 28 extra base hits.
On the mound freshman Mike Tiller (Potomac/Dumfries, Va.) yet again was solid in his performance allowing only one run on five hits. Tiller allowed only one hit in his first four innings of work, but surrendered the complete game shutout in the bottom of the last inning as he allowed four singles. Tiller is now 2-3 in his six starts, but you would not expect it as he holds a 2.76 ERA as he has allowed only ten earned runs in his 32 and two-thirds innings pitched.
In the second game, it was more of the same for the Bobcats, timely hitting and solid pitching. Freshman Matt Sillers (Pallotti/Columbia, Md.) pitched five innings giving up one unearned run on five hits for his third win of the season.
The Bobcats again dominated early as the scored seven runs in the first two innings, six of them coming in the second. In the second inning, junior Eric Edleman (Sherwood/Silver Spring, Md.) led off with a single and was moved to third on senior Bobby Farmer’s (Montgomery C.C./Rockville, Md.) sixth double of the season. Senior Tim Wilkins (Mervo/Baltimore, Md.) followed with a two-run triple to deep left-center.
Teson and Davis continued to spark the top of the order as they followed up with back-to-back RBI doubles. The inning was capped off by another RBI-single by Edleman, scoring Feller.
On the day, Davis's performance stood out from the pack as he went 4-4 with three walks and a sacrifice fly. He scored three runs, drove in three, and had two stolen bases.
The Bobcats then added single runs in the third and sixth innings and crossed two more runs in the fourth on RBI-singles from Sanchez and Davis.
The Bobcats, who rank (as of April 20th) 18th nationally in team batting average, collected 30 more hits on Thursday raising their average from .351 to .359. Also their 23rd ranked ERA nationally of 3.43 was lowered to 3.32.
The Bobcats will look to continue their winning streak as they host Villa Julie for two games Saturday beginning at 1:00 pm, which will also be senior day for the nine baseball seniors, and then Penn State-Altoona for one non-conference game on Sunday beginning at 11:00 am.
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