Matthews, Baquer Have Two Hits Each in Loss
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Visiting Frostburg State University capitalized on a pair of five-run innings en route to a 12-3 non-conference baseball win over host Washington College this afternoon at Athey Park. The Bobcats improved to 13-8 with the win, while the Shoremen slipped to 9-9 with the loss.
Frostburg got a run across in the top of the first on an RBI single to center field by Dylan Shupe, but took a commanding lead with five runs in the top of the second on an RBI single by Matt Donaldson, an RBI double by Ryan McGuigan, a two-run double by Kevin Kean, and an RBI double by Shupe.
The score remained 6-0 until the Shoremen scored in the bottom of the sixth when sophomore Dennis Thomas (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) drove in freshman Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, VA/Osbourn Park) with an RBI single.
The Bobcats scored five more runs in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by Garrett Price, an RBI single by Donaldson, an RBI double by Kean, an RBI single by Rob Jennings, and an RBI double by Shupe. Frostburg tacked on its 12th run in the top of the eighth on an RBI single by J.K. Filauro.
Washington's final two runs came in the bottom of the eighth when sophomore Scott Matthews (Goshen, NY/Don Bosco Prep [NJ]) and Baquer scored on an error.
Frostburg totaled 16 hits in the game, led by a 4-for-5n performance by Shupe. Shupe had two double and three RBI in the win. Kean finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored, while Donaldson went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, two RBI, and a stolen base. Price finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, two runs, an RBI, and a walk, while Filauro was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and a run scored. Filauro also reached base twice by being hit by a pitch.
Curtis Randall got the win for Frostburg, allowing one run on six hits and a walk while striking out five batters in six innings.
Matthews and Baquer each went 2-for-3 with a run scored, a walk, and a stolen base for the Shoremen.
The Shoremen open Centennial Conference play Saturday with a 12:30 p.m. double-header against Muhlenberg.