Softball: PSC in Region XX championship today

Shayna Vetter
Shayna Vetter is congratulated by teammates after a fine defensive play during Potomac State's 8-1 win over Chesapeake on Saturday. Photo by Raymond Burner

Catamounts beat Chesapeake, 8-1; needs one victory to claim crown

KEYSER, W.Va. — Shayna Vetter and Danica Rogers combined to scatter seven hits and allow just one run, allowing Potomac State to earn its first-ever trip to the Region XX Championship with an 8-1 win over top-seeded Chesapeake Saturday at Potomac State.

The Catamounts, the No. 2 seed, started strong by scoring six times in the second inning, and added their final two runs in the third. The Skipjacks got their run in the fifth when Jenna Willey doubled home a run. The final two innings went scoreless.

Cheyenne Earl collected three singles to lead the Cats (27-10) and Beth Cook added a double, single and one RBI. Hali Jarrell knocked in two runs in the second inning with a double.

The win advances Potomac State to the finals, where it will play today at noon against the winner of Chesapeake and Frederick’s 10 a.m. contest in the loser’s bracket. The winner of the Cougars and Skipjacks would need to beat the Cats twice to win the double-elimination tournament.

Friday began with Hagerstown eliminating Catonsville, 5-3, and Frederick knocking out Allegany College, 3-1. Frederick then eliminated Hagerstown, 10-2, for the right to face Chesapeake.