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Softball Has Winning Streak Halted by Bridgewater
04/03/2004

BRIDGEWATER, VA - Frostburg State saw its season-high six-game winning streak come to an end with 7-3 and 13-0 losses to Bridgewater Saturday afternoon at Eagle Field.

In the opener, the Bobcats (13-8) jumped out a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Freshmen Lori Potts (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) and Amanda Griswold (Rockville, Md./Magruder) each reached on errors and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by senior Marsha Moats (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown).

Sophomore Trish Brown (Manchester, Md./North Carroll) then followed with a double to the left field wall to score both runners. Brown later scored on a single by sophomore Megan Burner (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett).

FSU had the bases loaded with one out, but Bridgewater avoided further damage with an inning-ending double play.

The Eagles (16-10) got on the board in the third when Lindsey Ware reached on a one-out error, stole second and scored on a single by Kate Reitz.

Bridgewater scored two runs in the fifth to tie the game and blew the game open with a four-run sixth.

Lisa Rhodes earned the victory after allowing just one hit and striking out five in three innings of relief.

Senior Andria Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) suffered the complete-game loss. She allowed six earned runs on 12 hits and struck out two.

Brown went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored.

In game two, Bridgewater scored early and often to blow the Bobcats out.

The Eagles scored four times in the first and added six more runs in the second to open a 10-0 cushion.

Emily Miller laced a three-run double to highlight the second inning outburst.

The Bobcats were held without a hit until the fourth inning, when sophomore Krystal Dixon (Westminster, Md./Westminster) laced a one-out single to right.

FSU looked to avoid the shutout in the fifth, loading the bases with none out. However, Reitz slammed the door shut with a pair of groundouts and a fly out.

"We got on them early in game one and took advantage of their miscues, but we missed some other opportunities and it cost us in the end," said FSU head coach Chris Starke. "Bridgewater then came out and simply took it to us in game two. They’re an excellent club, and we’re just not ready to compete with them yet.

"We’re going to learn from these games and get better as we head into our conference schedule."

The Bobcats return to action Thursday when they open Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play with a doubleheader at Penn State Altoona beginning at 3:00 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