Baseball: Catamounts rally back to sweep a pair from Cecil

Korey Foltz
Korey Foltz delivers the game-winning hit during Potomac State's sweep over Cecil College on Thursday afternoon at Golden Park.  Photo by Raymond Burner

Keyser, WV- Korey Foltz’s single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Potomac State a 7-6 walk-off win on Thursday afternoon at Golden Park.

The Catamounts battled back from a 6-0 second inning deficit to complete the doubleheader sweep.

Cecil jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first with five hits and a costly error from the Catamounts.  The Seahawks extended the lead in the second to 6-0 before Potomac State responded.

In the third inning PSC took advantage of a Cecil error and then Matt Jeffery launched a three-run home run to cut Cecil’s lead to 6-5.

The Catamounts knocked on the door to tie the game by putting the leadoff man on base in the fifth and sixth innings but was unable to push the tying run across.

Down to their last three outs, Andrew Kowalo was hit with a pitch to lead off the seventh.  After an unsuccessful sacrifice bunt, Matt Maiers singled to put runners at 1st and 2nd.  Daniel Kerwin then singled through the left side scoring Kowalo and tying the game at 6-6.

Drew Hemminger who worked the final three innings, held Cecil in check in the top of the eighth.  Hemminger allowed just one hit in his three shutout innings and picked up the win.

With one out in the eighth Malik Brown blooped a double that just evaded three Cecil defenders, setting the stage for Foltz’s heroics.  Foltz dropped a base hit to right field that scored Brown and set off a celebration at mid-field for the Catamounts.

“It was a great way to cap the day, “said Potomac State Head Coach Doug Little.  “We beat a very good team today; they are as talented as anyone in Region XX.  But credit to our guys for battling back from a 6-0 lead to come back for a win.”

In game one Evan Mitchell improved his record to 6-0 with a complete game four-hit performance.  The sophomore struck out four and allowed just two runs, (both unearned) in the 5-2 win.

Mitchell was backed from RBI’s from Matt Jeffery, Matt Maiers, Russell Schwertfeger and Eddie Dutkewycz.

Potomac State, (17-6) is scheduled to face CCAC-South on Friday at 1PM at Golden Park.