Baseball: Potomac State falls in Eastern District Championship Game
Keyser, WV- Potomac State was unable to hold down the #3 ranked Pioneers of Spartanburg Methodist on Sunday afternoon as SMC rolled to a 17-2 win in the Eastern District Championship game.
With the win SMC advances to their second straight JUCO World Series appearance in Grand Junction, Colorado. The win marks the 6th time the Pioneers have punched their ticket to the World Series since 2000.
Potomac State had advanced through the losers bracket and needed to defeat Spartanburg twice to advance but the Pioneers would have none of it as they banged out 22 hits for the win.
A four-run first inning against PSC starter Mike Eisel set the tone for the game, as SMC sent eight hitters to the plate
Potomac State had chances in the first three innings, but could not push a run across the plate. In the bottom of the first PSC Jamison Jones and David Kimbrough led off with back to back singles, but PSC could not score. In the second Connar Bastaich drilled a leadoff double but was left stranded. Then again in the third Jones and Kimbrough singled to open the inning but were unable to advance.
SMC went 3-0 in the tournament with PSC going 2-2.
Potomac State finished the season 40-16. This marks just the third time in school history that Potomac State has had forty wins in a season.