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Softball Sweeps Lake Erie Behind Dominant Pitching

FROSTBURG, Md. — Junior Jen Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener and sophomore Lori Potts (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) twirled a two-hit shutout in game two as Frostburg State swept an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheader from visiting Lake Erie, 8-0 and 5-0, Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats improved to 12-11 overall and 7-1 in the AMCC, while the Storm fell to 5-19 overall and 3-9 in the league.

Cook (5-5) was masterful in posting her second shutout in as many days and her team-high fourth of the season.

After turning in a two-hit, 10-strikeout performance in a 14-0 blanking of Hilbert Friday, Cook held the Storm to a two-out single in the first.

She then retired the next eight batters in row before walking Sarah Miller with two outs in the fourth. Miller was thrown out trying to steal second to end the inning.

In her last 24 innings, Cook has allowed just 10 hits and two earned runs while striking out 31 and walking five. She has lowered her ERA from 4.69 to 2.91 in that span.

Junior Bethany Seyler (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) paced the Bobcat offense by going 2-for-2 with two doubles, a walk, three RBIs and three runs scored.

The Bobcats broke open a scoreless game with four runs in the second inning. Freshman Amanda Baldwin (Baltimore, Md./North County) reached on a fielder's choice and later scored on a wild pitch.

Seyler doubled in a run and scored on a single by junior Amanda Boswell (Marbury, Md./Lackey), and junior Trish Brown (Manchester, Md./North Carroll) capped the outburst with a run-scoring single to plate Boswell.

FSU padded its lead to 7-0 with three more runs in the third. Seyler laced a two-run double and scored on an infield single by Boswell.

The Bobcats tacked on their final run in the fifth on a single by Brown to bring the game to an early finish due to the eight-run rule.

Brown finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs while Boswell was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

In the second contest, Potts (4-1) allowed only singles in the second and sixth innings and struck out two for her first shutout of the year.

FSU scored three runs in the third on four hits and two Storm errors. An outfield error following a single by Potts led to the first run, and two more runs came in on a wild pitch and another Lake Erie miscue.

The Bobcats closed out the scoring with two runs in the fifth thanks to another Storm outfield error and a wild pitch.

Potts, Brown and Seyler each had two hits.

Jen Dodge suffered the loss for Lake Erie despite allowing no earned runs and eight hits in a complete-game effort.

The Bobcats return to action Tuesday when they host Penn State Altoona in an AMCC twinbill 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