HUNTINGDON, Pa. -
The Frostburg State softball team took both games from Juniata Monday afternoon at Weis Field. FSU (15-9) used a five-run fourth to win game one, 10-5 and battled through a tough game two for an 8-6 victory.
Frostburg State grabbed the early lead in the top of the first when senior Bethany Seyler (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) hit a two-run homerun that scored sophomore Amanda Baldwin (Baltimore, Md./North County). Juniata (9-19) rebounded in the bottom of the inning by taking a 3-2 lead after scoring two runs on wild pitches and one on a passed ball.
In the third, the Bobcats took a 4-3 lead on RBIs from senior Sarah Savoye (Davidsonville, Md./South River) and freshman Lydia Ratliff (Brandywine, Md./Grace Brethern). The Eagles tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on a Kayle Kachik RBI single.
Frostburg State put the game away in the fifth, scoring five runs to open a 9-4 lead. The inning was highlighted by a senior Megan Burner (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) three-run homerun. Senior Jessica Smith (LaVale, Md./Allegany) and freshman Katy Wagner (Leesburg, Va./Loudoun County) also recorded RBIs during the inning.
Juniata narrowed the gap with one run in the bottom of the inning, but FSU closed out the scoring in the top of the sixth when Savoye crossed the plate on a single from Wagner.
Senior Jen Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) pitched 7.0 innings giving up four earned runs on five hits while striking out 10. Savoye led the way going 3-for-4 with three runs, two doubles and an RBI. Wagner and Seyler were both 2-for-4 with two RBIs including Seyler’s homerun.
In the nightcap, Cook recorded her sixth double-digit strikeout performance of the year fanning 11 Eagles in 6.0 innings of relief. She allowed three runs on seven hits while earning her 15th win of the year.
In the first, sophomore Meghan Dabkowski (Eastnorthport, N.Y./Commack) put the Bobcats on the board when she singled home junior Amanda Griswold (Rockville, Md./Magruder). Four batters later, Smith gave the visitors a 2-0 lead with an RBI ground out.
Juniata assumed a 3-2 lead in the home half of the inning, but FSU was quick to answer when Wagner tied the game on a wild pitch in the top of the second.
The Eagles regained the lead in the bottom of the inning on a Leann Leymeister RBI single. The Bobcats answered again, posting three runs for a 6-4 lead. Seyler, Smith and Wagner all recorded RBIs during the stretch.
After giving up a two-run homerun in the top of the fifth, FSU entered the sixth with the game tied at 6-6. Junior Lori Potts (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley), who entered the game as a pinch runner, scored the go ahead run for Frostburg State on a Dabkowski RBI single. Baldwin added an insurance run, knocking home freshman Molly Bryden (Rock Hall, Md./Kent County) to give the visitors an 8-6 lead.
Dabkowski was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored while Smith posted two RBIs.
FSU returns to action on Saturday, April 15 when it travels to Lake Erie for a doubleheader at 1:00 pm.
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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303