Baseball: Catonsville ends Potomac State streak
Catamounts roar back in second game, split twinbill
KEYSER, W.Va. — Alex Taylor and David Delawder had two hits in a seven- run first inning and Dominic Peroni homered a few innings later to power Potomac State to a 13-2 victory over Catonsville in a game shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the 10-run rule Monday at Golden Park.
The win gave the Catamounts a split of the twin bill. Catonsville won the opener, and snapped Potomac State’s 12-winning streak, with a 13-9 win in a game that featured 13 first-inning runs — seven by Catonsville and six by Potomac State.
In the Potomac State win, eight straight batters reached base in the Catamounts’ seven-run first inning. Taylor began it with a triple and scored on a Delawder single. It remained just 1-0 with two outs when Brandon Gouchenour and Joe LaRocca singled and Mitchell Henshaw walked to load the bases. Brock Bonadio followed with an RBI single, Sebastian Williamson hit a two-run single and another run scored on an infield error.
Taylor’s second hit of the inning, an RBI single, made it 6-0, and after Delawder singled again, Texas Cobb scored on a passed ball to make it 7-0.
Peroni hit a two-run homer in the fourth, a six-run inning that included a two-run triple by Bonadio and doubles by Williamson and Cobb.
Bonadio, Williamson and Cobb, the 7-8-9 batters in the Potomac State lineup were a combined 5 for 9 with five runs and six RBIs.
Bonadio was 2 for 3 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs, Williamson 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs, and Cobb 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run. Taylor finished with a triple and single, LaRocca doubled and singled and Delawder singled twice.
Jeff Wong allowed five hits, two unearned runs, walked one and struck out five in the five-inning complete-game win.
Joe Malagari doubled and singled for Catonsville (16-16-1).
In the first game, Catonsville appeared to take control quickly with a seven-run first inning, but Potomac State answered with six in the bottom half, which included a grand slam by Henshaw.
A three-run fifth, featuring a two-run double by Taylor and an RBI single by Delawder, tied it 9-9.
The Cardinals went back on top for good with four runs in the sixth, the big blows being two-run singles by Eric Niederhauser and Avery Rosania.
Henshaw’s 4 for 4 day included the grand slam, three singles and four RBIs. Taylor had a double, two runs and two RBIs, Delawder two singles and Bryce Crawford a double.
Rosania was 3 for 4 with three RBIs, Malagari 3 for 4 with a double and Ed Nottingham 2 for 5 with two runs.
Potomac State outhit Catonsville 11-9 but committed six errors which led to six unearned runs.
The Catamounts (22-10) play at Allegany College of Maryland in a single game today at 4 p.m