Potomac State rallies late for sweep over Anne Arundel
Keyser, WV- Potomac State scored nine unanswered runs to rally from a 7-2 deficit en route to an 11-7 win and sweep over Anne Arundel Community College Saturday afternoon at Golden Park.
PSC scored three runs in the fifth and six runs in the sixth to claim their sixth straight win and complete the sweep.
Ryan Bennett led off the fifth inning with a double down the line. Jake Ringold then walked and Zach Markel followed with a single to load the bases. Dave McNeill then drove a base hit right up the middle to score two runs. J.K Filauro later singled to score Markel and cut the lead to 7-5.
In the sixth inning Ringold doubled with one out and came around to score on another Markel single that bounced on the foul line. Jordan Mason came in to run for Markel and hustled safely into second on a fielder’s choice from Dave McNeill. Both runners moved up on a passed ball so Anne Arundel intentionally walked Jason Driver to load the bases. Another pitch went to the screen bringing in Mason to tie the game. Ben Miller then worked a walk on a lengthy at-bat to re-load the bases. J.K. Filauro the chopped a ball that bounced over the third baseman’s head to score two runs and give PSC the lead. Tim Spore added a two-run single to pad the lead to 11-7.
“It was a great win for us”, said PSC Head Coach Doug Little. “ We beat a very good team today, but I am proud that our guys kept battling and found a way to get the win.”
Patrick Bankemper who came on with two outs in the fourth, picked up the win with 3 1/3 innings of work. The lanky right-hander struck out six of the fourteen hitters he faced to raise his record to 2-0.
Joseph Murrill took the loss for Anne Arundel.
In game one Andy Smithmyer threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 Pioneer hitters to raise his record to 3-1 as Potomac State rolled to an 11-0 win.
Jason Driver supplied most of the offense as the sophomore drove in five runs with a two-run single and a three-run home run.
Five other Catamounts banged out two hits apiece: Ryan Bennett, Jake Ringold, Nate Antone, Zach Markel, and Dave McNeill all added two hits to the attack.
Potomac State, 10-3, will head to Cecil College for a double header on Sunday. Game one is scheduled to begin at1PM.