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Softball Drops Twinbill at McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Frostburg State saw its season-high four-game winning streak come to an end as the Bobcats were swept by host McDaniel, 2-0 and 6-0, in a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon.

McDaniel improved to 10-11 by winning for the eighth time in its last nine games, while Frostburg State fell to 9-10 on the season.

In the opener, Green Terror sophomore Mary Abrams fired a one-hitter and struck out eight without issuing a single walk to outduel Bobcat junior Shannon Sturtz (Middletown, Md./Middletown).

Abrams allowed a single by FSU sophomore Lori Potts (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) with two outs in the top of the first but then retired the next 19 batters in order.

McDaniel junior Megan Mitchell homered to lead off the second inning, and Abrams (5-8) helped her own cause in the fourth when she led off with a single, stole second and scored on a two-out single by junior Abby Cannistraci.

Sturtz (2-4) turned in a strong effort for the Bobcats, allowing six hits and striking out five in the complete-game loss.

Cannistraci went 2-for-3 to lead the McDaniel offense.

In the nightcap, Green Terror junior Nichol Moeller (5-3) scattered five singles and struck out seven in a complete-game win.

McDaniel took a 1-0 lead in the third on an RBI-double by Abrams and then padded its lead with two runs in the fifth. Junior Samantha Smith doubled in a run and later scored on an error.

Abrams added a two-run single as part of a three-run sixth that put the game away.

FSU had an opportunity in the fifth when juniors Bethany Seyler (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and Meredith Remus (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) hit back-to-back singles with two outs, but Moeller ended the threat with a strikeout.

The Bobcats also had runners at first and second with none out in the sixth, but Moeller again worked out of the jam to keep FSU off the board.

Junior Jen Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) took the loss for the Bobcats, allowing two earned runs on five hits in five innings. She struck out seven and walked three and is now 3-5 on the year.

Potts led FSU at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a walk.

After 19 games on the road to open the season, Frostburg State finally begins its home slate Friday when it hosts Hilbert for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheader beginning at 3 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