Baseball: Catamounts comeback efforts thwarted by Sinclair in sweep

Mitchell Henshaw
Mitchell Henshaw's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings on Saturday at Golden Park. Sinclair would win in the 10th inning.  Photo by Raymond Burner 

KEYSER, W.Va. — Peyton Ley’s two-out single in the top of the 10th chased home Trevor Hafner with the go-ahead run and lifted Sinclair past Potomac State 3-2 for a sweep of their doubleheader at Golden Park.

Sinclair (14-4) won a 12-10 slugfest in the first game, with Sean Darmafall homering in the top of the seventh to break a tie game.

In the 10-inning nightcap, Hafner drew a leadoff walk in the 10th, was sacrificed to second and scored on Ley’s single to center.

The Catamounts (9-9) trailed 2-0 until scoring twice with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Dominic Peroni and Brandon Gochenour singled with one out, and after a pop out, Mitchell Henshaw doubled to right to score both and force the extra inning.

Nick Massey went 3 for 4 and Brandon Henson tripled and singled for Sinclair. Alex Taylor singled twice for Potomac State. Sebastian Williamson allowed only four hits and a run in five relief innings but absorbed the loss.

Darmafall’s two-run homer in the seventh inning snapped a 10-10 tie and sent Sinclair to the win in the first game.

The teams combined for 23 hits, including four home runs. Potomac State’s Peroni, who hit a pair of homers on Friday, hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to tie it 10-10. Gochenour hit a solo homer and a single, and Taylor went 3 for 3 with a triple and three runs scored.

Darmafall went 3 for 5 with a homer, double, three runs scored and three RBIs for Sinclair. Henson homered and doubled, and Massey, Haffner and Aaron Harlamert had two singles.

Jack Goonan got the win in relief for Sinclair and struck out three in 1 2/3 scoreless innings.