Potomac State Baseball sweeps twin bill over Cecil College


Childress scores
Alex Levitan (38) reacts as Michael Childress scores the winning run during Potomac State's 7-6 win over Cecil College during a snowy finish at Golden Park.  Photo Courtesy Raymond Burner


Keyser, WV- Potomac State used some timely hitting and a late inning rally to pull off a sweep over Cecil College on Sunday at Golden Park by scores of 8-5 and 7-6.

Potomac State finishes by winning a lengthy series with Cecil four games to two.

In game one, Connar Bastaich led the Catamounts with a single and a double and three runs batted in.

Elliott McCummings added two singles and a run batted in.

Sam Vincenzo picked up his first win of the season on the mound for PSC as the freshman threw five innings striking out two.

Mason Fordyce worked the final two innings to pick up a save for the second straight day. Cecil threatened in the final inning with two runs and getting the tying run to first base before Fordyce induced a nifty 4-6-3 double play to end the game.

PSC picked up a five run fifth inning benefitting from three Cecil errors in the frame.

In game two Potomac State limited Cecil to just three hits, but still found themselves in a nail-biting game requiring a late rally for the win.

PSC took an early 1-0 lead when Jamison Jones led off the game getting hit with a pitch, stole second, moved to third on a passed ball and then scored on a groundout from McCummings.

The Catamounts added two more runs on RBI singles from Adam Meeker and Jones.

McCummings' two run double in the fourth made the score 6-2.

Cecil battled back to tie the game with one run in the fifth and three in the sixth highlighted by Josh Tatnall's two run double.

In the bottom of the seventh with the score tied at 6, Ron Musto led off the inning with a walk. Michael Childress came on to run for Musto and moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt from Zach Stolipher.

After an intentional walk issued to Bastaich, Frankie Wilson worked a conventional walk to load the bases. Pinch hitter Alex Levitan came to the plate and worked the count to 2-2 fouling off several pitches before a wild pitch allowed Childress to race home with the winning run.

Tyler Mayers who worked the final 1 1/3 innings picked up his first win of the season. Colby Vanoy started the game and allowed just one hit in five innings of work.

Potomac State, (10-8) will travel to Rappahannock Community College on Wednesday for a double header at 2:00PM.