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Softball Splits With Rival Penn State Behrend
04/09/2006

FROSTBURG, Md. - The Frostburg State softball team split with rival Penn State Behrend Sunday afternoon in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheader. Both teams suffered their first conference losses.

Senior starter Jen Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) led FSU (13-9, 9-1 AMCC) in game one, registering nine strike outs while holding PSB (18-4, 5-1) to just three hits. In the nightcap, the Lions scored two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to rally past the Bobcats, ending their seven-game winning streak.

Frostburg State took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Junior Amanda Griswold (Rockville, Md./Magruder) led off the game with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. Griswold scored on an RBI single by sophomore Amanda Baldwin (Baltimore, Md./North County).

FSU took a 3-0 lead in the fourth when Baldwin and senior Bethany Seyler (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) each scored on wild pitches. Penn State Behrend had just one base runner the rest of the game as FSU took the win.

Cook threw her eighth complete game of the season while earning her AMCC-leading 13th win of the spring. Baldwin led the Bobcats going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

In the nightcap, FSU opened with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Baldwin scored on an RBI double from Seyler.

PSB answered in the fourth when Katie Whitby led off the inning with a triple. Two batters later, Nikki Kaschauer doubled to right field, scoring Whitby to tie the game at 1-1. Kaschauer scored when the next hitter, Kristin Macha, singled down the right field line, giving the Lions a 2-1 advantage.

Penn State Behrend pushed its lead to 3-1 in the fifth off a homerun by Lindsay Baughman. In the bottom of the seventh, FSU threatened when Seyler and classmate Jessica Smith (LaVale, Md./Allegany) were on third and second base, respectively, with just one out. However, Lion starter Julie Koman got a strikeout and a line out to end the game.

Seyler suffered her first loss of the season lasting 3.1 innings allowing four hits and two runs. Cook tossed 3.2 innings in relief allowing one hit and one run while striking out six.

At the plate, Seyler was 1-for-2 with an RBI while Baldwin, Smith and freshman Kaitlyn Wagner (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) each recorded a hit in the game.

FSU returns to action tomorrow when it travels to Juniata for a doubleheader at 3:30 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