Baseball: Potomac State rebounds with sweep over Niagara
Keyser, WV- One day after a flat performance, Potomac State rebounded with a sweep over Niagara Community College Saturday at Golden Park by scores of 15-9 and 4-1.
In game one Potomac State struck early with a nine run first inning that was highlighted by two home runs from Jamison Jones. In all PSC sent twelve hitters to the plate with seven hits.
Jones finished the game with a double to go along with the two home runs and drove in five runs.
Tre Porter added three RBI’s and Andrew Kowalo and Billy Sager drove in two apiece.
Jamie Miller picked up the win with five solid innings of work. The southpaw struck out three and walked one.
“Our hitters came out on a mission in that opening inning,” said Potomac State Head Coach Doug Little. “It is nice to get that cushion early and allow some margin for error.”
In game two Evan Mitchell pitched a complete game gem as the freshman struck out eleven Niagara hitters to earn the win.
“This is the second straight quality start that Evan has given us,” said Little. “I’m not sure even he realizes how good he can be. But today he did exactly what any good pitcher does; he worked ahead in the count, pounded the strike zone and worked quickly.”
Connar Bastaich provided much of the offense for the Catamounts as he drilled a two-run home run in the fifth inning to go along with his run-producing double in the third.
On the day Potomac State, (12-8-1) outhit Niagara 17-12.
Potomac State heads on the road on Sunday for a noon doubleheader at Shenandoah University.