Baseball: Catamounts fall in late-inning collapse

Gochenour double
Potomac State's Brandon Gochenour doubled in the third inning of Potomac State's 5-4 loss to CSM. Photo by Raymond Burner

KEYSER, W.Va. — Southern Maryland, down 4-1 after seven innings rallied for four runs over the final two innings and beat Potomac State 5-4 with a three-run seventh at Golden Park.

Gavin Moore’s RBI single broke a 4-all tie and gave Southern Maryland its first lead of the day. All three runs in the seventh were unearned because of an error on a bunt by Austin Dulany.

The inning began with a hit batter and a base on balls. Dulany reached and the first run scored on the error, and a groundout by Alejandro Enriquez tied the game. Moore followed with a go-ahead RBI single.

Potomac State took a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning on singles by Alex Taylor and David Delawder, an RBI double by Joe LaRocca, and run-producing groundouts by Dominic Peroni and Brock Smith. Brock Bonadio singled and scored on a double by Taylor in the fourth to make it 4-1, but the Catamounts went scoreless over the final five innings.

Taylor finished 3 for 4, LaRocca doubled and singled, Delawder singled twice and Brandon Gochenour doubled for Potomac State (23-12), which had 10 hits. Southern Maryland (10-21) had eight, all singles, with Derek Taitanoa and Cody Hill getting two.

Potomac State plays at Harford on Wednesday in a 2 p.m. doubleheader.