Baseball: Potomac State falls short in Eastern District Championship Game

Uniondale, NY- Potomac State fought their way back through the loser’s bracket to force a deciding game in the NJCAA Eastern District Baseball Championship but just fell short falling to USC-Sumter 4-2 in the Championship game.

Potomac State finishes the season at 37-10, while USC Sumter advances to their first ever JUCO World Series.

Needing to defeat Sumter twice on Sunday, the Catamounts won the opening game 5-2 behind eight quality innings from Sam Vincenzo. 

The sophomore south-paw kept the Fire Ants offense off-balance allowing just two runs, while striking out four.

Andrew Kowalo’s bloop double scored two runs for Potomac State in the fifth inning to tie the game at two.  He later scored on a wild pitch to give PSC a 3-2 lead.

Fraser Brown’s two-run double in the sixth increased the Catamount lead to 5-2.

Kyler Brown came on in the ninth to pick up the save and force the deciding game.

In the finale USC-Sumter pitcher Victor Gonzalez held Potomac State to just four hits as the Fire Ants won 4-2.  Gonzalez struck out nine in the complete game effort.

Justin Hawkins provided the offense for Sumter with a two-run home run in the third inning.

Kowalo added a solo home run for Potomac State in the fourth, as the sophomore finished with two hits.