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Baseball Drops AMCC Twinbill to Penn State Behrend at Harry Grove Stadium

FREDERICK, MD – Penn State Behrend used five-run innings to break open close games en route to a doubleheader sweep of Frostburg State in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action Saturday at Harry Grove Stadium. The Lions took the opener, 10-3, before claiming the nightcap, 14-10.

In game one, the Lions pulled away from a 3-3 tie by scoring five times in the fifth, highlighted by sophomore Adam Best’s three-run homer over the right centerfield wall. Senior Jake Boyle later scored on a wild pitch and senior Luke Bundy added an RBI-single in the outburst as the Lions buit an 8-3 lead.

The Lions added single runs in the fifth and sixth to complete the scoring.

Penn State Behrend (9-3, 2-0 AMCC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on a RBI-double by Jake Boyle and run-scoring singles by Keith Lepionka and Chris Shearer.

The Bobcats countered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Sophomore Sean Davis (Olney, Md./Sherwood) singled to start the frame, junior Mark Teson (Latham, Md./Shaker) walked and both runners advanced on a groundout.

Senior Chris Hammond (Brookeville, Md./Sherwood (Montgomery-Germantown)) then walked to load the bases, and senior Steve Simpson (Harrington, Del./Lake Forest) reached on a throwing error that allowed Davis and Teson to score.

FSU (6-8, 2-2) tied the game in the second when junior Bobby Farmer (Rockville, Md./Wheaton (Montgomery-Germantown)) reached on an error and later scored on a Davis double.

Behrend junior Ryan Seyler earned the complete-game win, allowing just one earned run on six hits in seven innings.

Bobcat sophomore Mike Thomas (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) suffered the loss after giving up seven runs on seven hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Davis and Hammond led FSU with two hits apiece.

In the nightcap, Penn State Behrend pulled away from a tight 6-5 lead with a five-run sixth inning and held off the Bobcats, 14-10.

FSU opened an early 4-1 lead on a two-run single by junior Dave Sanchez (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) in the second and a two-run error in the third.

However, Behrend scored three unearned runs in the fourth to tie the game and took the lead for good with two more runs in the fifth.

The Bobcats closed to within 6-5 on a Farmer RBI-groundout in the bottom of the fifth, but the Lions opened a commanding 11-5 advantage with a five-run sixth. Senior Chris Shearer had the big blow in the inning with a three-run double as Behrend scored all of its runs with two outs in the frame.

FSU wouldn’t go quietly, getting two runs back in the bottom of the sixth. Davis and Hammond laced back-to-back doubles to start the inning, and sophomore Ryan Hamerski (Olney, Md./Sherwood) greeted reliever Kevin Dubyak with an RBI-single to make it an 11-7 game. But, Dubyak followed by striking out the side to end the threat.

Behrend iced the win with three runs in the top of the seventh to build a 14-7 lead. FSU scored three more in the bottom of the seventh on a bases-loaded walk to Hammond and RBI-fielder’s choices by junior JAke Mannon (Southampton, N.J./Lenape)and junior Jason Bramble (Chestertown, Md./Kent County (Chesapeake CC)).

Junior T.J. Aldrich picked up the win for Behrend despite giving up seven runs on eights hits and five walks in five innings.

Bobcat sophomore Dan Sidorowicz (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken allowed six runs – but just two earned – on seven hits in four innings to fall to 2-2.

The Bobcats will return to action on Tuesday when they visit Washington & Jefferson for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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