Softball: CCBC Catonsville ends Potomac State’s season

BALTIMORE, MD — Potomac State started Saturday afternoon in grand fashion, but the Catamounts had their bats cool off afterwards as they opened the day with a win over Southern Maryland before having their season end with a 6-1 loss to Catonsville at the NJCAA Division II Region XX Softball Tournament at CCBC-Dundalk.

Potomac State scored nine runs in the top of the first inning as they opened the day with a 9-1 win over the Hawks, but wouldn’t score another run until the final inning of a 6-1 loss to the Cardinals that closed the book on the Cats’ year.

Potomac State had already scored five runs in the first inning when Keyser graduate Sam Hoban strolled to the plate with the bases loaded and quickly made the score 9-0 with a grand slam. It was Hoban’s second hit of the inning after singling her first time up, and her two hits accounted for half of Potomac State’s.

Brittani Chambers doubled for the Cats and Whitley Mongan singled as part of the nine-run first inning.

Alyssa Pregoy had three singles to account for all of Southern Maryland’s hits.

Against Catonsville, Ayla Montague homered and Jess Dubbs singled twice for the Cards.

Keyser graduate Meghan Anderson had two singles for the Cats, Mongan hit a double, and Hoban and Ashley Cain both had a single. Alyssia Whitacre, a former standout at Fort Hill, brought in Anderson on a fielder’s choice for PSC’s run.

The Catamounts finish the season 18-15 and are the undefeated champions of the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference.

Head Coach Jim Walton said this team will stand out to him for the way it played until the last out and was able to rebound from rough patches.

“The season got off to a slow start and we came back from our trip to Myrtle Beach only 2-6, but turned it around quickly and were able to go undefeated in our conference and grab the fourth seed in our region. This group of girls were fighters. Even today, the last inning we played was one of the best we had all day. It’s been that way all season.”