Darkness halts game as Catamounts hold lead over Harford in 9th


Nate Antone

Nate Antone watches after he connects for a two-run double in the second inning of the Potomac State
Harford game during the Region XX Tournament.  Photo courtesy Raymond Burner.

Keyser, WV- Potomac State is leading Harford Community College 14-11 in the ninth inning in the winners’ bracket of the Region XX Baseball Tournament. The game was halted due to darkness and will be picked up at 10am on Sunday morning at Golden Park.


The Catamounts and Owls went back and forth in the highly entertaining first eight innings, with multiple runs scored on eight different occasions by both teams.


Potomac State, who are the visiting team, took a four run lead in the top of the first on three walks, a hit by pitch, a balk and a wild pitch by Harford starter Jamie Pashuck.


Harford answered right back in the bottom of the first against PSC starter Patrick Bankemper when the Owls opened the inning with three straight walks that resulted in two runs.


PSC added two in the second on a two-run double from Nate Antone. Harford countered again with four runs that were highlighted by RBI’s from Alex Riley and Simon Beloff.


Both teams traded a run each in the third. PSC picked up their run on a RBI groundout from Mike Virbickis. Harford added theirs on a RBI groundout from Jonathan Castro.


The Catamounts then added seven runs; four in the fifth and three in the sixth on RBI’s by Ben Miller, Jake Ringold, Nate Antone and Alan Filauro.


The Owls added two in the bottom of the six on RBI’s from Christian Wolfe and Anthony Ortiz.


The two teams will resume with PSC coming to bat in the top of the ninth inning at 10am.


The loser will then play Anne Arundel Community College in an elimination game 20 minutes after the conclusion of the PSC-HCC game. Anne Arundel who lost to Harford in game two of the tourney later eliminated ASA in the loser’s bracket.