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Softball Concludes Regular Season With Sweep of Villa Julie

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State wrapped up its regular season with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Villa Julie Thursday afternoon. The Bobcats won the opener 10-2 in five innings and added an 8-0 shutout in five innings in the nightcap.

Frostburg State improved to 24-11 overall, while Villa Julie fell to 7-20.

In the opener, Villa Julie took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on a two-out RBI-single by Julie Burke, but the Bobcats moved in front for good in the bottom of the inning.

Sophomore Trish Brown (Manchester, Md./North Carroll) led off the frame by blasting a solo home run to left, and freshman Lori Potts (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) singled and later scored on a single by senior Marsha Moats (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown).

Brown added a three-run homer in the third to make it a 5-1 contest, and FSU tacked on four more runs in the fourth to open a 9-1 lead.

The Mustangs added a run in the top of the fifth on a single by Bre Wallizer, but the Bobcats answered in the home half of the inning to end the game due to the eight-run rule.

Sophomore Sarah Savoye (Davidsonville, Md./South River) led off with a single and later scored on a single by freshman Amanda Griswold (Rockville, Md./Magruder).

Senior Andria Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) scattered five singles and struck out four in her school-record tying 17th complete game of the year.

She picked up her school-record 12th win of the year (12-6) and set another single-season mark for inning pitched (124.2).

Brown finished 3-for-3 with two home runs and a double, and her five RBI tied her career high she set last year against Pitt-Bradford.

Brown now has six home runs on the year, tying the single-season school mark set by Sarah Gentile in 1997.

In game two, Potts tossed her school-record fourth shutout of the year, allowing just three singles and striking out five.

She improved to 12-5 and quickly tied the FSU single-season mark for victories set by Cook in the opener.

Potts allowed back-to-back singles with two outs in the first before retiring nine in a row. She allowed a leadoff single in the fifth before using a strikeout and double-play lineout to end the inning.

The Bobcat scored all the runs they would need in the first on a two-run single by sophomore Krystal Dixon (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and a single by Potts.

Brown added a run-scoring single in the second, and the Bobcats tacked on three more runs in the fourth on five hits and a Mustang error.

Moats hit into a run-scoring fielder's choice in the fifth to end the game due to the eight-run rule.

Brown added two more hits in game two to give her a school-record 46 on the year. She also has a school-best 79 total bases.

"This was a nice tuneup for the AMCC Tournament," said Bobcat head coach Chris Starke. "We got the bats going early, got two outstanding efforts from Andria and Lori and played strong defense."

The Bobcats return to action tomorrow then they take on Penn State Altoona in the opening game of the 2004 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament starting at 9:00 am.

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