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Softball Wins Two on First Day of Snowbird Classic

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Frostburg State picked up a pair of shutout wins on its first day of the Snowbird Classic Monday. The Bobcats began the day by defeating the University of St. Mary (Kan.) 1-0 and before blanking Scranton 8-0.

In its opener, FSU (4-3) scored an unearned run in the top of the first, and junior Jen Cook (Cresaptown, Md./Allegany) and made it stand up with an outstanding pitching effort.

With two outs in the opening inning, junior Trish Brown (Manchester, Md./North Caroll) and freshman Amanda Baldwin (Baltimore, Md./North County) reached on back-to-back infield errors. Junior Sarah Savoye (Davidsonville, Md./South River) then singled up the middle and Brown slid under the tag at the plate to account for the game’s only run.

Cook allowed just three singles, struck out eight and walked one to earn her first win as a Bobcat after transferring from Allegany College of Maryland. She got help from her defense, which turned inning-ending double plays in both the third and seventh.

USM’s Ryan Wohletz singled to start the fifth but was thrown out trying to steal second. Jenna Cook reached on a one-out error in the sixth before Jen Cook ended the threat with two more strikeouts.

Cook gave up a one-out walk to Jamie Mireles in seventh, but Wohletz popped up a sacrifice bunt attempt, which Baldwin snared out of the air and threw to first to double off Mireles and end the game.

Alison Bradford was the hard-luck loser for St. Mary’s, allowing five hits, no earned runs and striking out 14 Bobcat hitters in a complete-game effort.

In its second game of the day, FSU took control early, scoring five runs in the bottom of the second.

Freshman Kate Rowley (Hanover, Md./Meade) started the outburst by drawing a bases-loaded walk before junior Meredith Remus (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air/WVU) singled to plate another run.

One out later, junior Bethany Seyler (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) drew another bases-loaded walk, and Brown followed with a two-run single to cap the inning.

FSU took a 6-0 lead in the third when sophomore Lori Potts (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) reached on a bunt single and later scored on a passed ball.

The Bobcats added another run in the fourth as sophomore Amanda Griswold (Rockville, Md./Magruder) came home on a first-and-third double steal, and Seyler tripled and scored on a passes ball in the sixth to end the game due to the eight-run rule.

Junior Shannon Sturtz (Middletown, Md./Middletown/Frederick CC) scattered four hits and struck out six in a complete-game victory, her first win as a Bobcat as well.

Seyler, Brown and Potts picked up two hits apiece.

“I’m proud of the energy and focus we showed today,” said FSU Head Coach Chris Starke. “Coach Landrum called two great games, our pitchers and catchers executed extremely well and we made some outstanding plays defensively.”

The Bobcats return to action tomorrow when they face William Woods at 11:30 am and Avila at 1:30 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