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Softball Falls to Pitt-Bradford
04/14/2002

BRADFORD, PA — Pitt-Bradford broke open a close game with a six-run sixth inning to hand visiting Frostburg State a 12-5 loss in the first game of an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Panther Field.

The nightcap was called in the top of the third inning due to rain with the Bobcats trailing, 6-4. FSU scored four times in the inning and had runners at first and third with two outs. A decision will be made Monday as to when the game will be completed.

In the opener, Pitt-Bradford (10-6, 6-3 AMCC) scored five runs in the bottom of the second to take a 5-0 lead. Sarah Kokonovich laced a three-run triple to highlight the Panther outburst.

Frostburg State closed to within 5-3 in the fourth. Sophomore Amber Blackmire (Hebron, Md./Mardela) got the Bobcats on the board with a two-run single, and sophomore Lora Thomas (Bowie, Md./Bowie) followed with an RBI-single to bring FSU to within two.

The Bobcats made it a 5-4 game in the fifth when sophomore Stephanie Zych (Slingerlands, N.Y./Guilderland) reached on an error, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Raelee Casazza (Miller Place, N.Y./Miller Place) and scored on a single by sophomore Richelle Foor (Everett, Pa./Everett).

Pitt-Bradford answered in the bottom of the inning on an RBI-single by Julie Keane to take a 6-4 lead before FSU countered with another tally in the sixth thanks to a run-scoring double by Zych.

However, the Panthers iced the win with six runs in the bottom of the sixth, highlighted by a two-run single by Heather Nelson and a two-run triple by Keane.

Nelson, who held FSU hitless for the first three innings, picked up the complete-game win after allowing three earned runs on 10 hits. She struck out eight and walked two.

Bobcat freshman Jen Vance (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) surrendered 12 earned runs on 13 hits in six innings to fall to 4-6 on the season.

Vance went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored a run, while Foor was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

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