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Baseball Takes Game One in Split with La Roche
04/26/2006

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Frostburg State won game one on its way to a split with La Roche Wednesday afternoon.

FSU (210-11, 12-4 AMCC) scored the games only run in the first inning on its way to a 1-0 win in the opener. In the second game, LAR (24-13, 13-5 AMCC) scored three runs in the first inning and limited the Bobcats to just three hits while earning a 3-2 win.

In the top of the first, junior Chris Jones (Baltimore, Md./Towson) reached base on an error and later scored on a fielder’s choice.

La Roche threatened in the sixth with runners on second and third but senior starter Billye Hollister (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) got a fly out and a ground out to end the inning.

Hollister earned his seventh win of the season, pitching 7.0 innings scattering four hits while striking out five. Sophomore Art Barone (Chestnut Ridge, N.Y./Spring Valley) led the team with two hits.

In the nightcap, La Roche took an early 3-0 lead after plating three runs in the home half of the first inning.

Frostburg State narrowed the deficit to 3-2 in the fourth when sophomore Allen Peake (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) doubled home Speights and junior Todd Holmes (Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry). In the seventh, FSU had two hits but was unable to capitalize as the game ended.

Sophomore Jordan Crystal (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst (Monmouth)) suffered the loss lasting just 0.1 innings allowing three runs on three hits while striking out one.

FSU returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Catholic for a game 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