- Frostburg State swept a doubleheader from SUNY-Farmingdale on Sunday afternoon in Brookhaven, N.Y. The Bobcats used two runs in the last inning to win the first game 6-5 and broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh to win the second game 2-1.
FSU (9-5) relied on strong pitching performances from seniors Dan Sidorowicz (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken) and Chris McGarvey (Fallentimber, Pa./Glendale) and freshman Frank Sutton (Clarksburg, W.Va./Robert C. Byrd) to allow for the last inning two-run rally.
Sidorowicz, who started the game, went four innings giving up four runs on only six hits. He struck out four while walking only one.
Sidorowicz left the game as FSU and Farmingdale were tied at 4-4. McGarvey pitched two strong innings, allowing one run on two hits. He struck out three as he earned his second win of the season.
Heading into the seventh the Bobcats trailed 5-4 but rallied as junior Chris Baugher (Frederick, Md./Brunswick) hit a two-run double to extend his hitting streak to four games and give the Bobcats a 6-5 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, Sutton set down the Rams in order, striking out two for his first career save.
In the nightcap, senior Brent Lutz (Toms Brook, Va./Potomac) pitched his best game of the year to earn his second straight victory after dropping his first decision. Lutz went six innings, allowing only one run on three hits. He struck out five without allowing a walk.
Lutz, who gave up five runs in one inning of work in his first appearance of the season, has only allowed three runs in his last nine and one-third innings while striking out 11 batters.
With the offense struggling and the game tied 1-1 heading into the final inning, senior Sean Davis (Olney, Md./Sherwood) laced a one-out double and advanced to third on the play as the Ram defense had trouble getting the ball back into the infield.
Senior Kevin Romanik (Millville, N.J./Millville) followed with a RBI-single up the middle to bring home the winning run.
In the bottom of the seventh, FSU’s bullpen again set down the Rams in order as freshman Collin Bednar (Millersville, Md./Glen Burnie) struck out the side for his second save of the season.
On the day, junior Scott Feller (Boca Raton, Fla./American Hertiage) extended his hitting streak to six games with a hit in both contests. He drove in FSU's first run in the opening game and made three key defensive plays in game two, including a diving catch on a line drive that he turned into an inning-ending double play.
The Bobcats will look to extend their three-game winning streak Monday as they open their home schedule against Mt. Aloysius at 3:00 p.m.
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