Softball: Potomac State splits pair with Catonsville

BALTIMORE — Potomac State ripped 25 hits over the course of a doubleheader, as the Catamounts split with CCBC Catonsville on Saturday afternoon.

In the opener, Potomac State rallied back to avoid the eight-run rule, but Alexa Holderfield had a walkoff base knock in the bottom of the seventh to win the game, 12-11, for Catonsville.

The Cardinals scored four runs in the first inning and two in the third. The Catamounts cut their deficit back down to four with a pair of runs in the fourth, but Catonsville had a five-run outburst in the bottom half of the inning to put the score at 11-2.

Carly Nixon blasted a two-run home run in the top of the fifth, then Potomac State tied things up in the sixth with a seven-run inning. Megan Newcomb — who also singled earlier in the game — ripped a grand slam in the sixth inning.

Kadi Cosgrove added three hits, including a double, and scored three times for the Catamounts.

For the Cardinals, both Holderfield and Amber Cosgrove doubled and singled twice. Holderfield drove in Amber Cosgrove for the winning run on Holderfield’s two-out hit.

Kadi Cosgrove pitched the final 6 2/3 innings in the second game, leading Potomac State to an 8-4 win.

Kadi Cosgrove struck out six, yielded three hits and was responsible for two runs — one in the fifth and one in the eighth. She helped her own cause at the plate, as she ripped an RBI double and reached base three other times on a pair of walks and a hit by pitch.

Jordyn Munson drove in three runs on a single and a double for the Catamounts, who scored one in the first, two in the third, one in the eighth and four in the ninth.

For the Cardinals — whose other runs came in the first and third innings — Amber Cosgrove had three singles and two RBIs and Sarah Heagy and Casey Kidwell both hit an RBI double.

Potomac State (17-11) will travel to Frederick for a doubleheader on Monday, 3 p.m.