Softball: Catamounts sweep pair over Frederick; host Hagerstown on Saturday for Region XX bid

Kendall Keplinger

Kendall Keplinger points to Catamount fans as she runs the bases after one of her two home runs against Frederick Community College. Photo by Raymond Burner

KEYSER, W.Va. — Beth Cook belted a two-run home run and tossed a five-inning no-hitter to lead Potomac State to a 13-1 win over Frederick in the first game of a doubleheader with Frederick.

After winning by 12 runs in the first game, the Cats got another strong pitching performance, this time from Danica Rogers, to pick up a 9-1 and end the regular season with a 27-7 record.

Cook had a home run and a single to go with her four-strikeout, no-walk performance. Carly Nixon, Cheyanne Earle and Ruby Fridley provided two singles and an RBI, and Josie Clark hit three singles and an RBI.

The Cats scored eight runs in the second inning to take an 8-1 lead.

Rogers had seven strikeouts and allowed one run in six innings of work in the nitecap, getting offensive support from two home runs from Kendall Keplinger and another long ball from Nixon.

Keplinger hit her home runs in the third and fifth innings, and added two singles with a total of five RBIs. Nixon hit a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth and added a single.

Rogers helped herself with two singles, Cook added two singles and Chelsea Shepherd hit a triple.Earle knocked in a run with a double and a single.

The Cats (27-7) will host Hagerstown in a three-game series, with the winner advancing to the Region XX Tournament. The first two games will be Saturday, starting at noon, and a third game, if necessary, would be Sunday at noon.