Baseball: Hughart pitches Potomac State past Hagerstown

Andrue Hughart
Potomac State's Andrue Hughart delivers a pitch during his complete-game over Hagerstown Community College on Sunday. Photo by J. LaRocca

HAGERSTOWN, MD — A strong pitching performance from complete-game winner Andrue Hughart and a five-run ninth inning broke open a tight game as Potomac State came from behind to defeat Hagerstown 9-2 Sunday afternoon.

Hughart pitched all nine   innings, striking out seven. He allowed five walks and gave up two earned runs.

A three-run fifth inning rallied the Catamounts from a third inning 2-0 deficit. Potomac State added a run in the eighth before it put the game away with its big ninth inning.

The Hawks (33-13-1) took their 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Hunter Martin scored on a bases-loaded walk before Brandon Toloso was sacrificed home by Quin Ambeault.

Potomac State took the lead and kept it in the fifth inning. Sebastian Williamson led off with a base hit and later scored on Alex Taylor’s double. Taylor scored on David Delawder’s bunt and an error by the Hawks’ third baseman. Delawder later   scored the go-ahead run on Brandon Gochenour’s base hit.

In the eighth, Joe LaRocca doubled and scored on Williamson’s RBI.

In the ninth, Taylor led off with a solo home run, LaRocca had an RBI before Mitchell Henshaw put the game out of reach with a three-run home run to left field.

The Catamounts finished with 14 hits led by Taylor and Henshaw, who each had three and combined for five RBIs.

Hagerstown had eight hits with Hunter Martin getting three with a double and Ambeault had two.

Potomac State (26-14) will play a doubleheader on Saturday at Cecil College beginning   at 1 p.m.