Potomac State bats help pick up split at Anne Arundel

 

Joel Rosencrance
Joel Rosencrance drove in four runs and picked up the win on the mound during Potomac State's split with Anne Arundel Community College on Sunday in Arnold, MD

 

Keyser, WV- In a season that has uncharacteristically seen Potomac State show inconsistent play; the Catamounts found a way on Sunday to pick themselves off the deck to pick up a split at Anne Arundel Community College. After dropping the opening game 5-3, PSC brushed themselves off and picked up one of their biggest wins of the 2012 season, with a 17-7 win.

"We have certainly faced our share of adversity this season," said Head Coach Doug Little. "Probably more adversity than I would ever like to go through again, but to our guys credit, we came out in this game and played hard right from the start. We showed a ton of resilience and I am proud of every single guy in our dugout. It was a game we simply had to win."

Potomac State came out with a sense of urgency in the top of the first inning by putting up five runs highlighted by a two run double from Joel Rosencrance and RBI's from Ryan LaRose, Jake Potter and Steve Miele.

"Our hitters did a great job," said Little. "We got timely hitting, moved runners up and ran the bases very well."

PSC added another run in the second on a solo home run from Zach Markel.

In the third the Catamount continued to add runs with a six-run inning. Ryan Conner led off the inning with a home run and then picked up more RBI's from Rosencrance, Potter and Miele.

Anne Arundel showed some serious fight in the bottom half of the inning when the Pioneers put a seven run inning together highlighted by run producing hits from Kody Hines, Daniel Seeba and Braden Gogheneour.

"Give them credit, they are a really talented team and they know how to play the game," said Little. Coach Fletcher has his guys prepared to play and does a great job. You really never have enough runs when you play them."

Joel Rosencrance picked up the win when he came in to pitch the final three innings and did not allow a run. The sophomore struck out two and allowed just two hits.

Rosencrance also led PSC at the plate, by going 3-5 with four runs batted in. Ryan LaRose finished 4-4 with an RBI.

Steve Miele also had his strongest game at the plate all season. The sophomore right fielder had a triple and three singles and drove in a team high five runs.

"Steve has been working very hard, he's made some adjustments at the plate lateley and is really swing it well," said Little.

In the opener AACC's Brooks Miller outdueled PSC's Brendan Miller leading the Pioneers to a 5-3 win.

A three-run inning by Anne Arundel proved to be the difference when Goughenour and Brandon Eady drove in runs for the Pioneers.

Potomac State will travel to CCBC-Catonsville for a doubleheader on Wednesday. First pitch is slated for 1PM.