Porter home run propels Potomac State past Chesapeake
Bel Air, MD- Tre Porter and the Potomac State Baseball team certainly had a flare for the dramatics during their opening game of the Region XX Tournament.
Trailing most of the game 1-0, the Catamounts rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to claim a 3-1 win and move into the winner’s bracket.
Chesapeake picked up a run in the third inning when Ausaf Hussain led off the inning with a walk. After a botched bunt attempt, Hussain was able to steal second base when the Potomac State’s throw went to first base. After moving to third base on a ground out, Hussain scored on an infield error by the Catamounts.
From there, Chesapeake starter Booby Schultz and PSC’s Dalton Westfall traded zeroes until the bottom of the eighth inning.
Jamison Jones led off with a double down the line. He moved up to third base on a ground out from Billy Sager, then scored easily when Elliott McCummings drilled a double to centerfield.
One out later, Porter launched a long home run to left field to increase the Catamount lead to 3-1.
Westfall, who improved to 7-2, pitched around three infield hits in the final inning to close out the game. Westfall finished the game with four strikeouts, walking two and allowing just one unearned run.
“Dalton just keeps getting better and better,” said PSC Head Coach Doug Little. “We really like the way he commands the strike zone and competes. Both guys pitched a solid game, they both deserved to win.”
Chesapeake’s Schultz, who dropped to 3-5 on the year, ended the game with five strikeouts and walked one.
“This was a great college baseball game,” said Little. “Our guys found a way to hang in there long enough and finally breakthrough in the end.”
Potomac State, now 37-11-1, will take on Harford Community College at 11:00am on Saturday in the winner’s bracket.
Harford downed Hagerstown Community College in the opening game of the Region XX Tourney.