March 19, 2013

CUA upended by Frostburg State

WASHINGTON – After trading runs with Frostburg State in the first two innings, CUA saw the Bobcats score the final nine runs of the game en route to an 11-2 loss for the Cardinals on Tuesday. FSU scored three times in the 5th and then pulled away with five combined runs in the 8th and 9th innings. Following the loss, CUA falls to 11-6 in 2013.

Frostburg State scored once in the 1st to claim an early lead, but CUA came right back with a run of its own in the bottom half to tie the score. Brendan Breslin drove in the Cardinals run with a double to right center.

The teams repeated that routine in the 2nd, with the Bobcats going in front, only to see CUA tie the game at two. This time around, Kevin Nader lifted a sac fly to right field, which plated Pat DeToro.

FSU went back in front with a single run in the 3rd, when Rob Jennings tripled in Kevin Kean.

The Bobcats then added three runs in the 5th as they opened up a 6-2 lead.

The lead reached 8-2 in the 8th when the Bobcats scored two more runs, before CUA tried to put together a rally in the bottom of the frame.

Mike McFarland delivered a one-out pinch single and Wes Stonelake followed with a walk. With two outs, Nick Clary was hit by a pitch, which loaded the bases, but the next CUA batter was retired, ending the threat.

The Bobcats then tacked on three more runs in the 9th to set the final margin at nine.

CUA starter Sean Van Gieson was one of seven Cardinal hurlers on the afternoon. He suffered the loss after allowing three runs on six hits in three innings.

FSU starter Curtis Randall earned the win after he went five innings, struck out six and allowed two runs.

CUA remains at home for its next game, hosting Randolph-Macon at 3:30 on Thursday afternoon.

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