Softball: Lady Cats sweep past Westmoreland

Tori Thompson
Potomac State's Tori Thompson makes a throw to first during PSC's sweep over Westmoreland County Community College Tuesday afternoon.  Photo Courtesy Raymond Burner 

KEYSER, W.Va. — Tori Thompson fired a two-hit shutout and went 3 for 4 in the first game, then hit a home run in the second as Potomac State swept Westmoreland by scores of 8-0 and 4-1 to remain unbeaten in conference play.

In the five-inning opener, the Catamounts (13-9, 6-0 Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference) scored in every inning in support of Thompson, who had 10 strikeouts and no walks.

Thompson hit three singles and drove in four runs to lead the offense. Taylor Rice had two singles and Erin McGee and Crystal Simmons doubled, with McGee knocking in two runs.

In the second game, Rice hurled a four-hitter with five strikeouts and only two walks in getting the complete-game win. The only run Westmoreland scored was unearned.

Simmons ripped a two-run double in a three-run third inning, and Thompson smacked a solo home run to complete the scoring in the fifth.

Erica Doyle added a double for Potomac State, which was held to five hits by Tonya Truxal.

Potomac State plays its final regular-season home games today, against Beaver County, at 3 p.m.