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Baseball Falls to No. 3 Kean

BOYERTOWN, Pa. — Seventh-seeded Frostburg State allowed 10 unearned runs in a 12-5 loss to third-seeded Kean University Thursday afternoon in game six of the 2006 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Baseball Regional at Bear Stadium.

With the loss, FSU will now face No. 4 Gwynedd-Mercy in the third elimination game of the tournament this evening at 8:00 pm. Kean advances to face top-seeded College of New Jersey Friday at noon in the winners bracket final.

The Bobcats (28-12) held a 4-0 lead through four full innings, but two errors led to eight Cougar runs in the fifth.

Frostburg State took the lead with four runs in the third inning. Senior Kyle Mahan (Woodbridge, Va./Potomac) led off with a double and after two were retired, the Bobcats loaded the bases with a hit batter and a walk. Sophomore Andrew Speights (Stafford, Va./Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) followed with a two-out, two-run single to right center and after a walk to freshman Brian Short (Ashburn, Va./Paul VI), sophomore Brett Mitchell (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) also had a two-out single to score two more.

Sophomore Allen Peake (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) scored the only other run for FSU with a solo homerun in the eighth.

Kean got on the board with an unearned run in the fifth. Ryan Clark reached with two outs, stole second and scored on a throwing error. Each of the first 10 runs scored by the Cougars were unearned. KU finally posted a pair of earned runs in the top of the ninth on three base hits and a stolen base.

Kean’s Andrew Cupido earned the win in relief of starter Nick Cesare. Cupido threw 5.2 innings allowing just one run on one hit. He allowed no walks and struck out four to improve to 5-2 on the season.

Junior starter Mike Tiller (Dumfries, Va./Potomac) suffered the loss despite not allowing an earned run. He tossed 5.2 innings allowing nine hits with striking out a pair to fall to 5-1 on the year.

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