Potomac State Baseball advances in winner’s bracket of Region XX Tourney


Sam Vincenzo
Sam Vincenzo delivered another solid performance to lift Potomac State past Chesapeake College and into the Championship of the Region XX Tournament

Hagerstown, MD- Potomac State put themselves in the driver’s seat of the 2013 Division 1 Region XX Baseball Tournament with a pair of wins to open the tournament.

The Catamounts downed the defending champions, Harford Community College 12-9 in a game that began on Friday and was finished early Sunday morning.

Potomac State then later in the day defeated Chesapeake College in the winner’s bracket by a score of 9-1. The game was stopped after seven innings due to the mercy rule.

PSC held a 6-3 lead on Harford Friday when rain delayed the tournament for a day and a half.

Tanner Everton started for the Catamounts and worked 5 1/3 innings before the rain delay. The sophomore scattered nine hits, all singles, allowing just three runs to pick up the win and improve to 8-3.

RBI doubles from Alex Levitan and Connar Bastaich led PSC to the early lead.

When the game resumed, Jamie Milller worked the final 3 2/3 innings to pick up the save. He struck out four and walked three.

Ron Musto finished the game with four runs batted in, on a double and two sacrifice flys.

Jamison Jones and Elliott McCummings both drove in two runs for Potomac State.

Chesapeake defeated Hagerstown Community College in the opening game of the tourney with a long 17-inning marathon 9-8 win.

In the winner’s bracket game PSC got a complete game effort from freshman Sam Vincenzo who surrendered just five hits to pick up the win. He gave up just one run to raise his record to 7-1.

Bastaich led the Catamounts with 2RBI’s, while Jamison Jones, David Kimbrough, Scott Fox, Alex Levitan and Frankie Wilson each drove in a run.

Potomac State, now 37-14 will await the winner of the Harford- Chesapeake game that will begin at noon. The winner of that game will need to defeat Potomac State twice to win the crown.