STEVENSON, Md. – Frostburg State scored 10 times in the first three innings as it defeated Stevenson University 13-5 in non-conference baseball to close out the Baltimore Invitational Monday afternoon at Sugar Field.
Frostburg State (7-4) sent nine men to the plate and scored five times in the first before tacking on three runs in the second and two in the third to open a 10-1 lead. The Mustangs (3-5) plated single runs in the second and third innings, scored twice in the fifth and added a run in the eighth. The Bobcats plated single runs in each of the final three innings.
In the second, senior Kevin Kopas led off with a double to right and scored on a groundout by sophomore Jordan Moore. In the third, junior Kenny Armiger led off with a double and scored on a ball up the middle by junior John D'Aquanno. Sophomore Connor Wasilnak was forced out at second on the play and D'Aquanno beat out the double play throw at first that would have negated the run.
D'Aquanno again drove in Armiger in the fifth with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly after Armiger was hit by a pitch, followed by back-to-back singles by Wasilnak and junior Jake Hall. Wasilnak cut the lead to 10-4 when he came in the back door as Hall was caught attempting to steal second. Junior Billy Small drove in Stevenson's final run as his eighth inning double brought in sophomore Matthew Kerber, who reached on an infield single.
Kerber finished with three hits on the day and extended his hit streak to 11 games dating back to last season, while Kopas and Wasilnak each recorded a pair of hits as the Mustangs were outhit 18-10. Small also extended his hit streak to six games.
Sophomore James Wiercinski took the loss for Stevenson, allowing 10 hits in 2.2 innings of work and recording a pair of strikeouts. Junior Michael Remeikis pitched well in 4.1 innings of relief, allowing four hits and one run while fanning three.
Frostburg starter Logan Corrigan went 5.1 innings, scattering seven hits and allowing four runs while striking out six and not issuing a walk.
Stevenson returns to action Wednesday afternoon when it hosts Gettysburg in a 3:00 contest at Sugar Field.
Head Coach Jason Tawney talks about today's game with Frostburg and previews their upcoming home stand before their Spring Break trip.