Pittsburgh, Pa. –
Fourth-seeded Frostburg State saw its season come to end with a 4-2 loss to sixth-seeded Penn State Behrend in the loser’s bracket of the 2005 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Softball Tournament Saturday morning at La Roche College’s Redhawk Field.
The Bobcats finish with a 17-19 record, while the Lions improve to 11-24 and advance to the loser’s bracket championship game to face top-seeded La Roche, which fell to second-seeded Pitt-Bradford 6-3 in the winner’s bracket final.
Penn State Behrend, which knocked off third-seeded Medaille 1-0 in a single-elimination play-in game Friday before being blanked 8-0 in five innings by La Roche in the double-elimination portion, struck for two quick runs in the top of the first to put FSU on its heels.
With two outs, Jill Wooldridge singled to left, moved to second on a passed ball and scored on a double by Kristin Macha. Loriel Herist then singled to plate Macha to give the Lions the 2-0 lead.
FSU cuts its deficit in half with a run in the second. Junior Sarah Savoye (Davidsonville, Md./South River) led off with a single and moved to second on an outfield error, and she later scored on a single by junior Jessica Smith (La Vale, Md./Allegany).
The Bobcats had a chance for more in the inning but stranded runners at second and third.
The game remained 2-1 until the fifth when the Lions tacked on two more runs to open a 4-1 cushion. Penn State Behrend loaded the bases on a two singles and an error, and Herist laced a key two-out, two-run single.
FSU again cut its lead in half, plating a run in the bottom of the sixth on another RBI single by Smith, but the Bobcats stranded two more runners.
FSU threatened in its final at bat but couldn’t pull even. Senior Amanda Boswell (Marbury, Md./Lackey) began the inning by reaching on an infield error, and sophomore Lori Potts (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) drew a walk one out later. After a fielder’s choice, Savoye drew another walk to load the bases.
However, Lion junior Sandy Jaussi ended the game with a ground out.
Jaussi tossed a complete game, giving up six hits and one earned run while surviving six walks.
Potts (4-5) took the loss after giving up two earned runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303