Catamounts fall in Region XX Championship Game

Wye Mills, MD- Potomac State pushed number one seed Harford Community College as far as they could, unfortunately it wasn't enough as the Owls downed Potomac State 8-1 to claim their first Region XX Baseball championship Sunday afternoon.

The Catamounts, who were downed in the opening game of the tournament, fought back through the loser's bracket to get to Sunday needing to defeat Harford twice to claim their eleventh title since 2000.

In the opening game Zach Stolipher's RBI single in the top of the ninth scored David Kimbrough to break a 3-3 tie and give Potomac State a 4-3 lead.

Steve Miele picked up his second consecutive win working in relief and retired the Owls in order in the bottom of the ninth forcing a second game.

Jake Potter laced a bases loaded double in the eighth inning to give PSC a 3-2. Harford battled back in the bottom to tie the game when Anthony Ortiz scored from third on a balk.

Devin Bowles worked seven solid innings for Potomac State, allowing just three runs, striking out five and scattering ten hits.

The win marked the 500th win for Potomac State Head Coach Doug Little.

In the Championship game Harford's Brandon Franke pitched a complete game two-hitter to lift the Owls to the win. The lefthander struck out seven PSC hitters, and did not allow a run after the first inning.

Jerry Jeminski drove in two runs for the Owls with Ortiz, Norm Donkin, Dennis Mitchell and Bob Kohl each added an RBI.