#12 Bobcats continue in the CAC tournament

Last week the men’s baseball team competed against the 20th ranked Christopher Newport.  Sophomore Greg Schneider earned his sixth win on the mound while junior Devin Bell homered in his first game back.  12th ranked FSU withheld CNU to win 8-5.

The Bobcats have kept a positive season, starting 5-1 and pushing to a now 24-9.

CNU has started another respectable season, ranked for another season in the top 20 and having a season record of 25-14.

In this highly competitive game, Greg Schneider posted five strike outs in 7 innings of work, allowing only three earned runs and disseminated 10 hits.

Christopher Newport started out the game fast; scoring first in the first inning and taking an early lead.

But the Bobcats never fail with a quick answer bringing in two runs.  Senior Jamaal Windom singled to lead the inning and later scored on a fielding error in the outfield.

The Captains did not fall to their feet as they trailed, tying the score in the top of the third with a double to right field.

However, the Bobcats hit back in the following inning, with multiple scores.

To start off, Windom tripled to right before senior Pat Sines singled him home with an infield single down the third baseline.

Junior Brad Garrant doubled down the left field line that scored Sines before scoring on another CNU error, this time on the infield.  Devin Bell, who has missed the last several games with an injury, took advantage of his first action by smacking a two-run home run that scored senior Connor Cooper for a 7-2 Bobcat lead.

The seventh inning went back and forth, with both squads scoring and competing at a high level.  Each team was battling for an edge to bring home the win.  KJ Hockaday smashed a solo home run far over the fence to keep the momentum with the Bobcats.

Entering the ninth inning, Frostburg had a reasonable lead 8-3. CNU charged back strong as they scored two runs in the top of the ninth.  Luckily, the Bobcats had senior Nick Huff to save the day, forcing CNU to pop out for the 8-5 final.

Jamaal Windom ended 3-for-5 with two runs, Bell 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, and finally Hockaday ending 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a home run.

At press time, Frostburg was advancing in the tournament and ready to face fourth-seeded Wesley and try to improve closer and closer to a championship.

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