Catamounts sweep past Wesleyan; push win streak to five

Jordan Bray

Potomac State's Jordan Bray scattered six hits and picked up the win as the Catamounts
swept a double header from West Virginia Wesleyan Thursday afternoon at Golden Park.
Photo Courtesy: Mineral Daily News-Tribune.

Keyser, WV- Potomac State pushed its win streak to five games with a sweep over West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday afternoon at Golden Park, by scores of 3-2 and 12-2.

In game one, Alan Filauro’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie to lift Potomac State to a 3-2 win.

With the game tied at two, Zach Markel opened the inning with a single to right field. Jordan Mason came on to run for Markel and quickly moved to third on a single from Dave McNeill. McNeill was lifted for pinch runner, Mike Virbickis who moved to second on a wild pitch, putting runners at second and third with no outs.

Ben Miller was retired on a pop fly, bringing Filauro to the plate with one out. The sophomore fouled off several pitches before lofting a deep fly ball to right field that scored Mason easily. Virbickis also tried to score on the same play but was retired on a close play at the plate.

Ben Miller came on for the final three outs to pick up his third save of the season. Austin Art started on the mound for the Catamounts, and struck out three in five innings of work. The sophomore right-hander allowed just five hits, walked one and just two runs, (one earned), raising his record to 3-2.

PSC jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Jason Driver singled and scored on a triple from Nate Antone. Antone then scored on a sacrifice fly from Zach Markel.

In game two, Ryan Bennett and Marquise Jones led the PSC offense with three hits and three runs scored apiece.

The Catamounts used a seven run fourth to break the game open that was highlighted by back-to-back doubles from Markel and McNeill and two RBI doubles from J.K. Filauro and Jones. The inning was capped by a long triple from Jason Driver which scored Bennett, who had singled.

Jordan Bray picked up the win with five innings of solid work. The freshman struck out just two, but also walked none to raise his record to 2-0.

Potomac State, (18-6), will end its home stand with a doubleheader on Saturday at Golden Park with Shenandoah University. Game one begins at 1PM. Prior to the game Potomac State Baseball will host a free Little League clinic for players and coaches at 11AM.

 

Game 1

WVW- 000 200 0- 2 5 2
PSC- 002 001 x-  3 5 2

W- Warren Hammel, Zach Perkey, (5) and Spencer Weibley
PS- Austin Art, Ben Miller, (6) and Alan Filauro

Game 2

WVW- 200 00- 2 6 6
PSC- 130 071- 12 12 1

W- Andrew Robinson, Roberto Baez, (4) and Spencer Weibley
PS- Jordan Bray, Brandon Campbell (5) and Mason Hershey