Spartans Drop Game One of Final CAC Series

FROSTBURG, MD – The Frostburg State University baseball squad had two seven-run innings to down the York College Spartans 15-7 in the opening contest of a Capital Athletic Conference three game series on Friday.

The Spartans fall to 15-14 overall and 5-8 in the CAC while the Bobcats improve to 19-11 overall and 6-7 in the league.

Frostburg got a two-out solo home run in the bottom of the first from Kevin Kean to take the early 1-0 lead.

The Bobcats then exploded for seven runs in the second to take a commanding 8-0 lead. York got on the board in the third and then scored a second run in the fourth, trimming their deficit to 8-2. Unfortunately for York, that's as close as they would get as the Bobcats hung another seven runs on the Spartans in the bottom of the fourth to take a 13-run lead.

The Spartans tallied single runs in the fifth and sixth innings and closed out the scoring with a three-run eighth inning.

Kyle McCormack earned the win in relief for the Bobcats. He allowed two unearned runs on two hits with a strikeout in two innings of work. McCormack improves to 3-1. Sophomore Dan Gurganus (Prince Frederick, Md./Huntingtown) suffered the loss as he falls to 2-4. Gurganus allowed seven runs on six hits with a strikeout and a hit batter in 1.2 innings of work.

Kean led the Bobcats with two home runs for four RBI and three runs scored. Rob Jennings added two hits, three RBI and a pair of runs scored. Dylan Shupe went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored while Ryan McGuigan added three hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Sophomore Adam Bartholomew (Haddonfield, N.J./Bishop Eustace) banged out a career-high three hits for the Spartans. He added an RBI and two runs scored. Senior Dustin Worthman (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) added two hits and two RBI while Derek Pitzer (York, Pa./Dallastown) also had a pair of knocks, an RBI and a run scored.

The Spartans and Bobcats resume the final CAC regular season series of the year on Saturday afternoon when they play a pair of seven inning games. The doubleheader is set for a 1:00 pm start.