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Softball Ends Season With a 3-1 Setback To Lake Erie
05/05/2006

ERIE, Pa. - Fourth-seeded Frostburg State was eliminated from the loser’s bracket of the the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament Friday evening with a 3-1 loss to third-seeded Lake Erie. FSU lost its first game of the double-elimination portion of the tournament to host Penn State Behrend earlier this afternoon.

The Bobcats’ season comes to a close with a 24-18 overall record. LEC is 25-14-1 overall after suffering a 1-0 loss in eight innings to No. 2 seeded Pitt-Bradford in the second game of the tournament this afternoon.

The Storm advance to the loser’s bracket championship game and will face the loser of No. 1 seed Penn State Behrend/No. 2 seed Pitt-Bradford tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 pm.

LEC broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth to earn the victory and advance to day two of the tournament.

The Storm captured a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Ashley Johnson led off the game with a solo homerun. Three innings later, the Bobcats tied the game when senior Bethany Seyler (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) led off the inning with a single and eventually scored on an error.

In the bottom of the fourth, LEC took a 3-1 lead on RBIs from Jen Dodge and Shaina Vanderpool. Both teams combined for just three hits the rest of the way as the game ended.

Senior pitcher Jen Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) tossed 6.0 innings allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five. Sarah Miller earned the win for Lake Erie after tossing a complete game allowing one run on three hits.

Seyler and freshmen Kaitlyn Wagner (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) and Lydia Ratliff (Brandywine, Md./Grace Brethern) each had a hit for FSU in the loss.

In the first game of the afternoon, the Bobcats lost to host Penn State Behrend, 3-0.

The Lions (32-7) broke open a scoreless game in the fourth inning with a two-run double from Lindsay Baughman. PSB added a third run in the sixth to take a 3-0 lead.

The Bobcats (24-17) struggled, managing just two hits during the contest.

Senior starter Cook pitched 6.0 innings allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits while striking out six.

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