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Softball Takes Two on Second Day of Methodist Tournament

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Frostburg State softball team had quite a second day at the Methodist Early Bird Tournament in Fayetteville, N.C. Saturday. After winning one of three games Friday, the Bobcats defeated York (Pa.) 6-1 and then bested North Carolina Wesleyan 7-1.

Against York, FSU (3-2) scored a run in the first when junior Amanda Boswell (Lackey/Marbury, Md.) laced a one-out single, stole second and scored on a two-out single by sophomore Trish Brown (North Carroll/Manchester, Md.).

York tied it in the bottom of the first on a passed ball, but FSU took the lead for good in the top of the fifth on a Spartan error.

The Bobcats then blew the game open with four runs in the seventh. With one out, senior Stephanie Zych (Guilderland/Slingerlands, N.Y.) singled and Brown followed with a two-run homer to left.

Sophomore Sarah Savoye (South River/Davidsonville, Md.) then doubled and scored on a double by freshman Lori Potts (Loudoun Valley/Purceville, Md.). Potts later scored on an error.

Brown went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in, while Savoye and Potts had two hits each.

Senior Andria Cook (Allegany/Cresaptown, Md.) went the distance giving up just two hits and one unearned run and striking out six.

FSU left 10 runners on base.

Against N.C. Wesleyan, FSU got on the board in the first when freshman Amanda Griswold (Magruder/Rockville, Md.) reached on an error and later scored on a double by Zych.

The Bobcats then scored two runs in the top of the fifth. Brown hit a RBI-double and later scored on an infield throwing error.

N.C. Wesleyan scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth to pull to within 3-1 and had the bases loaded with one out, but Cook got two fielder's choices to end the threat.

FSU then blew it open with four runs in the top of the seventh.

Brown led off with a double and scored on a single by senior Marsha Moats (South Hagerstown/Hagerstown, Md.). Moats later scored on an error for the second run of the inning, and Savoye hit a two-run double to cap the scoring.

Brown was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks and two runs scored. Cook picked up her second win of the day, allowing four hits and one unearned run in five innings. Potts earned the save with two innings of hitless relief.

"Our pitching and defense were both excellent for the second straight day," said Bobcat head coach Chris Starke. "Andria threw extremely well in both games, and Lori came in and closed out game two. We had some chances to blow both games open early, and our bats came alive late to put them away. We know we have some work to do, but it was a great start to the season."

The Bobcats return to action Saturday, March 13th when they travel to Salem, Va. to compete in the Ferrum Tournament at the James Moyer Sports Complex.

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