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Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader from Catholic University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Frostburg State (20-8-1) extended its weekend winning streak to four in a row with its second doubleheader sweep as they defeated host Catholic University, 6-3 and 4-1. The Bobcats were led by outstanding pitching performances from juniors Brent Lutz (Central/Toms Brook, Va.), Chris McGarvey (Glendale/Fallentimber, Pa.) and Dan Sidorowicz (St. Mary's Ryken/Leonardtown, Md.).

In the first game, Lutz and McGarvey worked together to take the first game, 6-3. Lutz went five scoreless innings before giving up three runs in the sixth without earning an out. Lutz hit the first batter with a pitch then gave up a single and a two-run double to bring the Cardinals within two runs, 5-3. McGarvey came in too relieve Lutz, who left the game after loading the bases, still with no one out. McGarvey gave up only one of his inherited baserunners by way of a sacrifice fly getting the Cardinal hitters to flyout for the first two outs and then close out the inning with a groundout to thirdbase.

The Bobcats escaped the potentially big inning, as McGarvey was able to again set down the Cardinals in the seventh as he did in the sixth for his, and the teams first save of the season. McGarvey’s save protected Lutz’s fourth win and his first since his shutout against St. Joseph’s on March 15th.

Offensively for the Bobcats they relied on the top three of the order as senior Mark Teson (Shaker/Latham, N.Y.), junior Sean Davis (Sherwood/Olney, Md.) and sophomore Scott Feller (American Heritage/Coral Springs, Fla.) combined to go 5-7, with five runs scored and four RBI. In the first inning the Bobcats took control quickly scoring three runs as Teson and Davis reached via a walk and a hit by pitch respectively.

Feller then doubled to left-center driving in two and putting himself in scoring position for senior Jake Mannon (Lenape/Southampton, N.J.) who moved Feller to third with a single up the middle. Junior Taylor Dixon (Robinson/Fairfax, Va.) then brought him home with a groundout to third. The Bobcats added single runs in the second, fourth and seventh to secure the 6-3 victory.

In the second game, Sidorowicz struggled early but made the pitches he needed to get out of early jams until the Bobcats could put together some hits. In the first, the Cardinals loaded the bases with one out on three weak groundball singles. However, Sidorowicz struck out Mark Soissen, then got Kevin Conley to pop up to first stranding all three baserunners.

In the second inning, the Cardinals left two more baserunners stranded before they could finally get their first lead of the day in the third, as a lead off walk was the only mistake on the day the Bobcats could not recover from. Justin Siller walked and then advanced to second on a groundout to third. He then moved to third on a Sidorowicz balk and scored on Soissen’s one-out single to right.

The offense rebounded giving Sidorowicz some security in their very next at-bat as junior Eric Edleman (Sherwood/Silver Spring, Md.) followed up Scott Feller’s lead off single with a two-run blast high off the leftfield scoreboard for the 2-1 lead that the Bobcats would not relinquish.

With the lead, Sidorowicz was able calm down as he did not give up another hit following the RBI-single in the third. The seven inning complete game was his first complete game of the season as he gave up the one run on five hits while striking out three.

The Bobcats did however give Sidorowicz some insurance in the fifth inning adding two more runs as seniors Tim Wilkins (Mervo/Baltimore, Md.) and Dave Sanchez (Urbana/Buckeystown, Md.) led off the inning with back-to-back hit by pitches. They both later scored on a two-out, two run single by Feller, his .

Leading the Bobcats offensively on the day was Scott Feller, who went 4-8 with four RBI and two runs scored, and Mark Teson who went 2-2 with four walks, two sacrifice bunts and two runs scored.

The Bobcats will play another doubleheader Monday as they travel to Joe Cannon Stadium in Stevenson, Maryland as they play host to Salisbury starting at 3:00 p.m. They will then return home Wednesday, April 16, 2003 to conclude their Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference schedule as they host Lake Erie College at 1:00 p.m. as a make-up for the postponed April 10th game.

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