Westfall, Catamounts hold down Hagerstown 9-2

Hagerstown, MD- Dalton Westfall delivered a dominating performance on the mound as Potomac State downed Hagerstown Community College 9-2 Saturday afternoon.

The lanky freshman right-hander threw a complete game four hitter, striking out six and walking four. Westfall did not allow a run until Hagerstown broke through for two runs in the ninth inning.

Dalton Westfall
Dalton Westfall

“Dalton threw a heck of a game,” said Potomac State Head Coach Doug Little. “It was his best outing of the year, and if he continues to pitch like that he will give us a chance against anyone we play.”

Westfall improves to 6-2 on the year.

After a scoreless first inning, PSC jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Tre Porter drew a one-out walk and then scored when Adam Meeker launched a long home run to right field. The two-run shot was Meeker’s third of the season and the Catamounts’ 29th of the year.

The Catamounts increased their lead in the third when Andrew Kowalo led off with a ringing double down the line. He quickly came around to score on an RBI single from Jamison Jones to make the score 3-0.

Westfall and Hagerstown starter Connor Cool then traded zeroes for the next four innings.  Cool, who took his first loss of the season dropping to 8-1, went 7 1/3 innings and struck out four.

Potomac State extended the lead in the eighth inning, when with one out Billy Sager and Elliott McCummings delivered back to back singles. Connor Bastaich was hit with a pitch and Porter drew a walk to end the day for Cool.

HCC reliever J.R. Rinehart was greeted by a two run single from Meeker and addition to two wild pitches, two walks and another hits batsman gave PSC a five run inning and an 8-0 lead.

“Our hitters did a great job,” said Little. “Meeker gave us a quick lead and we were able to tack on some runs and give Dalton (Westfall) and nice cushion to work with.”

An RBI single from Porter in the top of the ninth increased the Catamount lead to 9-0.

The Hawks were able to break though in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI ground out from Tyler Nally and a run producing triple from Philip Pietro to make the final score 9-2.

McCummings led Potomac State with three hits, while Meeker and Kowalo each added two hits.

Potomac State now stands at 34-10-1, while HCC drops to 32-21.

Potomac State heads home for a single game at Golden Park on Sunday with Chesapeake College. First pitch is scheduled for 2PM.

 

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Potomac State- Dalton Westfall and Daniel Kerwin, Eddie Dutkewcyz (9). HCC- Connor Cool, JR Rinehart, (8), Ricardo Collado-Pena (9) and Robert Delgado, Ben Pittman (9).

HR- Meeker- PSC