Bobcats Take One in Double Header Against Christopher Newport
The Frostburg State University (FSU) Bobcats won a pitcher’s duel in the first of two games in a conference double header against the Christopher Newport Captains. The final score was 2-1.
The Captains scored an early run in the first inning, but pitcher Kenny Georgius kept their bats quiet the rest of the day. Georgius, who pitched a complete game, struck out seven and allowed just one run.
FSU remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning, when a Dylan Shupe single brought home Kevin Kean from second base. FSU would score again and take the lead in the seventh inning. Junior left fielder Nick McElfish hit a bomb to right field and found himself on third base after the right fielder dropped the ball. Brandon Remalia brought McElfish home on a single. The Captains failed to score a run in the 9th inning, and the Bobcats came out on top.
The Bobcats lost the second game 9-5 as their defense had a poor showing.
In the second inning, Kam Stewart scored on a Rob Jennings double, and then McElfish brought Jennings home on another double. The Captains scored one in the third to keep the game close. In the top of the third, Ricky Castro hit his second single of the game and promptly scored after Kean smashed a triple down the third base line. Kean was brought home on a single hit by Shupe. Christopher Newport scored twice in the fourth inning to make the score 4-3. In the fifth, Kean crossed home plate again to make the score 5-3.
Pitcher Ryan Redinger held the Captains at bay, allowing three runs over six innings. Zach Lawhorn came in to relieve Redinger in the seventh, and he kept the Bobcats ahead until the ninth. FSU held their lead until the Captains started a rally and scored six in the ninth. The Bobcats were unable to mount a comeback against the Captains and they took the loss.
After splitting with Christopher Newport, the Bobcats are 19-6 overall and 9-4 in the CAC.
The Bobcats go on the road for games against Shenandoah and York (Pa). They will return home on Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. to host the Wesley College Wolverines for another CAC matchup.