Baseball: Foltz delivers in extra innings to push PSC past Chesapeake

Palmer slide at home
Justin Palmer slides across the plate with the winning run as Potomac State downed Chesapeake College in extra innings Sunday afternoon at Golden Park. 
Photo by Raymond Burner

Keyser, WV- Korey Foltz’s RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning gave Potomac State a 3-2 win over Chesapeake College Sunday afternoon at Golden Park.

Chesapeake battled back to tie the game at two in the top of the ninth when Cayden Stover drove a ball to right that misplayed by the PSC right fielder, allowing pinch-runner Bryan Davidson to score.

A pitcher’s duel for most of the afternoon as Chesapeake starter Nic Fisher matched PSC’s Dalton Westfall.  Fisher finished with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of work allowing just two runs. 

Westfall worked seven strong innings, striking out five and allowing just one run.

Evan Mitchell worked two innings striking out one and allowing just one unearned run.  Matt Maiers worked a scoreless tenth, striking out two to pick up the win.

The Skipjacks jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when Dustin Jones walked to lead off the inning.  After a single from Mitch Sutton, Jeffery Taberes grounded into a double-play allowing Jones to score.

PSC took a 2-1 lead in the sixth on an RBI single from Fraser Brown and an RBI base-on-balls from Andrew Kowalo.

In the bottom of the tenth, Justin Palmer, who had just entered the game led off with a walk.  He moved to second on a successful sacrifice bunt from DeJhard Kimbrough, setting the stage for Foltz.  This marks the second game of the year that Foltz has delivered the game winner in walk-off fashion.  Earlier this month he delivered a single to down Cecil in the Catamounts last at bat.

Fraser Brown, Foltz and Russell Schwertfeger each finished with two hits each for the Catamounts.

Potomac State is now 23-7 and will play against CCAC-South on Wednesday for a doubleheader.  The location and time of this twin bill is to be announced.