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Baseball Beats St. Joseph's Three Straight

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Frostburg State swept St. Joseph's(N.Y.) in a rare tripleheader on Saturday at Virginia Wesleyan. The Bobcats posted 6-2, 2-0 and 8-3 wins to increase their unbeaten streak to six.

The teams were to have played a pair of games on Saturday and two more on Sunday. However, both squads agreed to the Saturday tripleheader.

The Bobcats and Golden Eagles attempted to play a fourth game Sunday morning but rain halted action after two innings.

In game one, sophomore Billye Hollister (Thomas Stone/Waldorf, Md.) took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before settling for a one-hit performance in six scoreless innings.

Hollister, who struck out six, has yet to allow an earned run in 12 1/3 innings of work this season.

Sophomore Scott Feller (American Heritage/Coral Springs, Fla.) led the Bobcat offense, driving in two runs and scoring two more. He hit one of FSU's three home runs on the afternoon.

Junior Taylor Dixon (Robinson/Fairfax, Va.) was 2-for-3 with an RBI-double in the fifth, while Davis reached twice and added another stolen base.

In game two, junior Brent Lutz (Toms Brook, Va./Central) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before finishing with a two-hit shutout. He struck out six and improved to 3-0 on the season.

Junior Sean Davis (Sherwood/Olney, Md.) finished 2-for-2 with a single and a triple and scored both FSU runs. He added two stolen bases, including a swipe of home in the fifth.

In the finale, St. Joseph's jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first against Bobcat junior Dan Sidorowicz (St. Mary's Ryken/Leonardtown, Md.).

However, FSU (6-1-1) rallied to tie the game in the second, stringing together five straight singles with two outs.

Senior Bobby Farmer (Wheaton/Rockville, Md.) put the Bobcats in front for good in the third with a two-run blast off the scoreboard in right field.

Dixon helped blow the game open with a two-run homer of his own in the fifth to make it a 7-3 contest.

Senior Mark Teson (Shaker/Latham, N.Y.) went 2-for-3 with a walk, two scored runs, an RBI and a stolen base, while Davis was 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Following a rocky start, Sidorowicz was able to calm himself and pitch five and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out seven for the victory.

On the day, the Bobcats outscored St. Joseph's, 16-5, with help from six extra base hits. The pitching staff was just as impressive, striking out 21 batters, walking 13 and allowing only 10 hits.

The Bobcats are scheduled to open their home slate on Friday when they host Waynesburg for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 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