Baseball: Catamounts battle back for split at Patrick Henry


Sam Aloi
Potomac State Sam Aloi delivers a pitch during the Catamounts 4-3 win over Patrick Henry Community College on Saturday at Hooker Field.  Photo courtesy

Martinsville, VA- After being dominated in game one by Patrick Henry sophomore jack Maynard, Potomac State rebounded in game two winning 4-3 to split a pair of games on Saturday.

Sam Aloi, making his first collegiate start went four innings and allowed just four hits to pick up the win.  The freshman struck out four and walked three.  Cameron Fritz worked the final three innings to pick up the save. 

Potomac State got on the board in the top of the second when Tyler Skidmore and Marcel Barrett, who had both singled, scored on a double from Justin Palmer. 

In the fourth, Skidmore led off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Drew DeBerry.  He moved to third on a Palmer single and then scored on a wild pitch to make the lead 3-0.

Patrick Henry answered with two runs in the bottom half of the fourth against Aloi on an RBI single from Jonah McReynolds and an RBI base on balls by Jose Castro. 

Aloi was then able to induce an inning ending groundout the first base and outraced the Patriot hitter to the bag to keep the score at 4-2.

The Catamounts tacked on a run in the fifth on an RBI groundout from Seth Roadcap to score Matt Jeffery, who had led off the inning with a walk.

PHCC added a run in the final frame, but Fritz got three straight groundouts to end the game.

In the opener, the story was Maynard who kept PSC off balance and recorded a game-high fourteen strikeouts in the 6-1 win.  He allowed just two hits, and walked none in the complete game gem.

Matt Jeffery had an RBI double for the Catamounts only run.

Brandon Nania led PHCC at the plate with three hits and two runs batted in.

The two teams face off with another double-heder on Sunday starting at noon.