FSU Baseball Disappoints in CAC Tournament
Last week the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) baseball tournament began, but the Bobcats tournament journey ended early. On Wednesday the Bobcats faced the Christopher Newport Captains in a drawn out low scoring game. For the majority of the game, the teams were tied at one. However in the top of the eighth inning the Captain’s Curtis Pittman was able to score off of a hit by A.J. Nicely. The CAC tournament is a double elimination tournament, so the team still had a chance at moving on if they can win their game next game against the York College Spartans on Friday.
In the teams’ previous meetings, the York College Spartans came out on top. The first game was a close one with the Bobcats losing by one run. The second game was a different story as the Spartans scored 13 total runs. Offensively, York was impressive, with the team scoring four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings. While Frostburg wasn’t inept in the game, they also couldn’t match York’s offense or slow the team down.
In order for the Bobcats to come out on top and continue their CAC tournament journey, the team would need to find a way to either outscore the Spartans or slow them down. The team has only allowed opposing teams to score more than nine runs in five of their 23 games. That’s pretty good considering how much fire power the CAC has.
Unfortunately, the Spartans ended the Bobcats’ tournament dreams. The final score of the game was 5-1.
Frostburg jumped out to an early lead when Kevin Kean hit a double allowing Ricky Castro to score. That would be their only run all day though as the Spartans went on to score five runs. York first baseman Brad Wenzel scored the most runs for his team with two.
Being eliminated in the first round of the CAC tournament was not the end that the Bobcats envisioned, but their successful season is something that they should be proud of. The Bobcats will play four more games this season with their next being on April 23 at Marietta. The Bobcats will host LaRoche on April 25 at 4:00.