Baseball: Garrett wins slugfest at Potomac State

Jake Forgrave perfect in seven at bats of 24-21 victory

KEYSER, W.V. — Jake Forgrave got a hit in all seven of his at bats and then earned the save by recording the final out as Garrett finished just ahead of Potomac State, 24-21, during a scoring marathon Tuesday at Golden Park.

Forgrave was part of the middle of the Lakers lineup of Johnny Kesling and Ryan Colaw that went 16 for 20 with 14 RBIs, collecting all but nine of their team’s 25 hits. Forgrave hit two doubles to go with five singles and he scored six runs despite only driving in one. Kesling doubled five times in his six at bats to drive in nine runs for the Catamounts. Colaw had three RBIs while going 4 for 5, and Chris Nakishima had two RBIs on two doubles and a single.

Shawn Edison lit up for three hits, four runs scored and an RBI, and the Cats took advantage of 13 walks issued by Garrett pitching.

The Lakers scored in every inning but two, getting two runs in the first, six in the second, three more in the third, four in the fourth, six in the fifth, two in the sixth and the final run in the eighth.

Potomac State scored in each inning but the fifth, getting two runs in the first, three in the second, one in the third and four more in the fourth. After going scoreless in the fifth, the Cats scored four more times in the sixth, got a run in the seventh and four more in the eighth. They cut the lead to three with two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but Garrett turned to Forgrave for the final out.

The Catamounts were led at the plate by Russell Schwertfeger’s home run and triple, double and single as part of a 4 for 5 performance with four RBIs and five runs scored. Matt Jeffrey provided PSC with a double and two singles, and Seth Roadcap had two RBIs with three hits. DeJhard Kimbrough collected two RBIs on a double and a single, and Tyler Skidmore had four runs with two singles.

Garrett (11-18) plays a doubleheader at Penn State-Mont Alto today at 2 p.m., while Potomac State (18-12) plays at Chesapeake Friday.