- Frostburg State used a nine-run fourth inning to power its way to an 11-3 win in game one and then rode the two-hit pitching of junior Jen Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany)
in a 3-0 game-two victory as the Bobcats swept an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheader from host Penn State Behrend Saturday afternoon.
Frostburg State improved to 9-8 overall and 4-0 in the AMCC with its season-high fourth straight win, while Penn State Behrend fell to 1-13 overall and 1-3 in league action.
In the opener, the Lions opened a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI-single by Kristin Macha and a groundout by Lindsey Stankus.
FSU pulled even with two runs in the top of the second. The Bobcats loaded the bases on singles by freshman Amanda Baldwin (Baltimore, Md./North County), sophomore Amanda Griswold (Rockville, Md./Magruder) and senior Amanda Boswell (Marbury, Md./Lackey).
Junior Bethany Seyler (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) was then hit by a pitch to plate the first run, and sophomore Lori Potts (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game.
Penn State Behrend quickly regained the lead on a run-scoring single by Shelle Roberts in the bottom of the frame before FSU blew the game open with nine runs in the fourth, aided by three Lion errors.
The Bobcats plated two runs on a pair of infield errors and then moved further in front on a Cook RBI-single, and bases-loaded walks by Baldwin and junior Jessica Smith (La Vale, Md./Allegany).
Boswell followed with a two-run single, and Seyler and junior Trish Brown (Manchester, Md./North Carroll) added RBI-singles to cap the outburst.
Potts earned the complete-game victory, allowing three runs on 10 hits and striking out three.
Boswell led FSU’s 10-hit attack, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
In game two, Cook held the Lions to just one-out singles in the fourth and seventh innings to pick up her second shutout of the year.
Cook retired the first 10 batters she faced, but Lion starter Kim Raff did her best to match, holding FSU scoreless until junior Meredith Remus (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) hit an RBI-single with two outs in the fourth.
FSU stranded single baserunners in both the fifth and sixth, while Cook set down all six batters she faced in the bottom of the innings to keep the Lions off the board.
The Bobcats gained some breathing room in the top of the seventh as Seyler roped a two-run single to make it a 3-0 contest.
Cook allowed a one-out single in the seventh before getting two infield flyouts to end the game.
Boswell was 2-for-4 with a run scored and extended her hitting streak to six games. She is hitting .500 (12-of-24) over that span.
Frostburg State returns to action Wednesday when it visits McDaniel for a non-conference doubleheader beginning at 3 pm.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303