BUFFALO, N.Y. -
The Frostburg State softball team remains perfect in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference with a sweep of Hilbert Sunday afternoon.
The Bobcats (10-8, 6-0 AMCC) smashed four homeruns to defeat the Hawks (4-11, 2-4 AMCC) 13-4, in the opener and used 13 hits to outscore Hilbert 13-5, in the second game. FSU totaled 27 hits and 26 runs in the pair of wins while HC mustered just 13 hits and nine runs.
Senior Trish Brown (Manchester, Md./North Carroll) and sophomore Amanda Baldwin (Baltimore, Md./North County) led the Bobcats in game one. Brown was 2-for-3 with two homeruns, two runs and five RBIs while Baldwin went 4-for-5 with four runs, three RBIs, two doubles and her first career homerun.
FSU took an early 2-0 in the first inning when Brown hit a two-run homerun to left field. Two innings later, she hit a three-run bomb and senior Bethany Seyler (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) hit her first homerun in a Bobcat uniform to give FSU a 6-0 lead.
Baldwin homered in the fourth to give Frostburg State an 8-0 lead, but Hilbert narrowed the gap with four runs in the home half of the fourth thanks to a two-run double by Lacy John.
After an RBI from senior Jessica Smith (LaVale, Md./Allegany) in the fifth, freshman Kaitlyn Wagner (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) had an RBI single in the sixth to help the Bobcats take an 11-4 advantage. FSU received RBIs from Seyler and Baldwin in the seventh to close out the contest.
Senior Jen Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) tossed 7.0 innings giving up four runs on five hits while striking out 10 to earn the win.
In the nightcap, Frostburg State scored nine runs in the fourth inning to down Hilbert 13-5 in five innings. Seyler was impressive at the plate for FSU going 4-for-4 with three runs, three RBIs and two doubles.
Seyler, Wagner and freshman Lydia Ratliff (Brandywine, Md./Grace Brethern) each had RBIs to get things going offensively for the Bobcats in the first inning. Hilbert answered by scoring three runs in first and two in the second to take a 5-3 lead.
Frostburg State scored one in the third to narrow the gap and took a commanding 13-5 lead in the fourth with nine runs. During the outburst, Seyler and Smith each recorded two-run doubles while Savoye, senior Megan Burner (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett), and sophomore Meghan Dabkowski (Eastnorthport, N.Y./Commack) had RBI singles.
Cook earned her 10th win of the season pitching 3.0 innings allowing just one hit while striking out three.
FSU returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Pitt-Greensburg for a doubleheader at 3:00 pm.
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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD 21532-2303