Baseball: Catamounts win key Region XX game over Chesapeake

Keyser, WV- Ron Musto’s two run double in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-all tie to lift Potomac State to a 5-3 win over Chesapeake College Sunday afternoon at a sunny Golden Park.

Tanner Everton picked up the win for the Catamounts as he scattered seven hits over seven innings of work. The sophomore struck out six and allowed three runs, two of which were unearned to raise his record to 6-3.

Jamie Miller came on in the eighth and retired six of the seven batters he faced, including four via the strikeout, to pick up the save.

Potomac State jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first when David Kimbrough and Elliott McCummings drew back-to-back walks with one out. Tre Porter then reached on a fielder’s choice that retired McCummings at second base.

Scott Fox grounded a base hit just out of the reach of Chesapeake shortstop Kam Stewart that scored Kimbrough. After a wild pitch moved Fox to second, Connar Bastaich drilled a double down the line to score Porter and Fox.

Chesapeake chipped away at the lead in the second when a single by Brice Manship scored Casey Joseph who had reached on an error.

The Skipjacks knotted the game at three in the third inning when Steward led off the inning with a walk and stole a base. He then came around to score on a single from Lane Farmer. Trent Ehart followed it up with a single through the right side to put runners at first and second. It looked as if Everton would escape the inning without any further damage as he induced Joseph to hit a fly ball to leftfield. Fox, however, misplayed the ball and Farmer scampered home with the tying run.

Both teams traded zeros for the next two innings as Everton and Chesapeake starter Connor Gorman dueled keeping both teams off the board.

In the bottom of the sixth Bastaich drew a one-out walk. Mike Eisel then grounded a ball to the right side that Chesapeake 1st baseman JD Correa elected to go to second base. The throw was low and both Bastaich and Eisel were safe. Jamaal Windom then came on to run for Bastaich. A wild pitch moved both runners up setting the stage for Musto’s heroics.

Musto drilled a 2-2 pitch into the left field corner that scored Windom and Eisel to make the score 5-3.

Chesapeake threatened in the seventh when Stewart was hit by a pitch and stole second. After two outs he looked to score easily when Farmer laced a ball to the left centerfield gap that was caught by a diving Fox to end the inning.

Jamison Jones led PSC with three hits, while Kimbrough, Fox and Musto had two hits apiece.

Potomac State, 27-11, will travel to Catonsville for a twin bill on Monday starting at 2:00PM.

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