Baseball: Potomac State walks off a winner over Cecil

Potomac State College has had a number of walkoff wins over the years.

Sunday afternoon the Catamounts got another one, literally.

Trailing 10-8 going into the bottom of the seventh against Cecil, the Catamounts scored three times not just without a hit, but without a ball leaving the infield. Four bases on balls, an infield error and a fielder’s choice later, Potomac State walked away with an 11-10 victory and a sweep of the doubleheader.

The Catamounts, 17-4 with a 13-game winning streak, trailed 9-4 after 5 1/2 innings, but scored three times in the sixth and three more in the seventh for the win. They scored those final six runs on just two hits, singles by Juwuan Weaver and Joseph Dodrill.

Potomac State was outhit 11-4 but received 13 bases on balls. All four hits were singles. Alex Taylor singled and scored three runs and Mitchell Henshaw had a single and two RBIs.

Shawn Dulin and Jason Yoder doubled and singled for Cecil (5-12).

There were 21 bases on balls in the game as Potomac State pitchers issued eight. Hunter Haddix got the win, allowing four hits and one run in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two and was the only pitcher to not walk a batter.

In the first game, all nine Potomac State starters hit safely, with Henshaw and Seth Wright smacking triples to lead the Catamounts to a 7-5 victory.

Down 5-4, Sebastian Williamson and Austin Chavis opened the Potomac State sixth with singles, and moved up when Wright reached on a fielder’s choice play on his sacrifice bunt, loading the bases.

Taylor’s sacrifice fly brought home Williamson and tied the game, Weaver’s sacrifice fly scored Chavis to give FSU a 6-5 lead, and Dominic Peroni’s two-out single scored Wright to make it 7-5.

Henshaw tripled and scored on a single by Ryan Roell in the fourth, an an RBI triple by Wright later in the inning gave the Catamounts a 4-0 lead.

Cecil tied it with four runs in the fifth, the big blows being a bases-loaded triple by Joseph Bagnersie and an RBI double by Dulin. Joseph Munoz hit an RBI single that plated an unearned run and gave Cecil a brief 5-4 lead in the top of the sixth.

Peroni had two singles to lead PSC’s 10-hit attack. Dulin doubled and singled and Munoz singled twice for Cecil, which had six hits.

Colt Webb got the win in relief, allowing three hits and an unearned run in two innings. He struck out two and walked none.

Potomac State will host the University of Charleston junior varsity in a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Wednesday.