Softball: Rodgers, Cook shut down Allegany in sweep

Beth Cook pitch

Potomac State College pitcher Beth Cook, right, delivers while infielder Morgan Basye watches during the second game of a doubleheader sweep of Allegany College of Maryland Friday afternoon at PSC’s Stayman Field. The Catamounts won 8-0 and 9-1. Photo and story by Ken Nolan/ Times-News

KEYSER, W.Va. — Potomac State used some late runs in both games, as well as a dominant pitching performance from Danica Rodgers in the first game, to put away Allegany, 8-0 and 9-1, in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon.

Rodgers went the distance, striking out seven in a five-inning, two-hit, five-walk shutout. Rodgers produced at the plate as well, hitting two singles.

Carly Nixon hit a home run for the Catamounts, (5-3), and Beth Cook finished with three RBIs on two doubles and a single.

Cheyenne Earle, who had the catching duties for the hosts, belted two singles. Kendall Keplinger drove in two runs.

Cheyane Rice and Kylee Short each had a hit for the Trojans, both singles.

After scoring two runs in each of the first two innings, the Catamounts scored a run in the fourth and three in the fifth.

The Catamounts used two four-run innings, the third and fifth innings, as Cook pitched five innings, allowing one run on six hits and producing two singles of her own at the plate.

Abbie Doyka belted three doubles and catcher Chelsea Shepherd had a double and a single. Shepherd and Josie Clark both drove in two runs.

Kiya Wilhelm was 2 for 2 with two singles for the visitors. The Trojans scored it’s lone run in the third inning.