Potomac State falls in final frame at Chesapeake

Wye Mills, MD- Chesapeake’s JD Correa launched a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie Saturday’s game at eight runs apiece and then the Skipjacks scored a run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth to pull off a 9-8 win over Potomac State.

After fighting back from a 5-1 deficit to take an 8-6 lead, Potomac State was unable to lock down the win in the exciting game played at a sunny Chesapeake campus.

PSC jumped out to a 1-0 lead on an RBI single in the first from Elliott McCummings.

The Skipjacks responded with five straight runs: one in the second, two in the third and two in the fourth highlighted by a run scoring single from Lane Farmer and a two run double from Jordan Gowe.

The Catamounts then began to chip away at the lead with three runs in the sixth inning.  After a leadoff out, Potomac State connected for four straight hits from Frankie Wilson, Mike Eisel, Adam Meeker and Davis Kimbrough.  The inning featured RBI’s from Kimbrough, Jamison Jones and McCummings.

PSC took the lead with three more runs in the seventh with and run scoring double from Eisel and a two-run double from Jones.

Eisel added another run for PSC with a double in the eighth that scored Michael Childress who came on to run for Wilson, who had doubled.

The Skipjacks were down, but not out as farmer opened the eighth inning with a walk.  After two outs it set the stage for Correa’s heroics.  The left-handed hitter connected for a two-run home run that tied the game at eight.

In the ninth Gowe led off with a single for Chesapeake and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Trent Ehret.  Kam Stewart was intentionally walked and then both runners moved up on a wild pitch.  Potomac State then employed a five-man infield, but it would not come into play as another wild pitch allowed Gowe to scamper home with the winning run.

Tyler McGovern got the win in relief for the Skipjacks, as the freshman worked the final 2 2/3 innings striking out three.  Tanner Everton took the loss for PSC, as he allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched.

Eisel finished the day 3-4 with two runs scored and two driven in.  McCummings also added three hits for PSC.