Baseball Falls on the Road to Frostburg State

Baseball Falls on the Road to Frostburg State

BEL AIR, Md. — The Southern Virginia University baseball team fell 11-7 on the road to Frostburg State Thursday evening in a night game at Harford Community College.

The single Capital Athletic Conference game had been rescheduled twice due to weather and field conditions.

The Knights (16-16, 7-9 CAC) got on the board first in the top half of the opening inning as first baseman Cole Critchfield went yard over the right-field wall.

Frostburg (20-11, 7-8 CAC), which was previously ranked in the top 20, answered back in the bottom of the first and scored in the bottom of every inning save the fourth. 

Southern Virginia snagged a pair of runs in the third on back-to-back singles that brought home Ryan Saunders and Caleb Layden, and another pair in the fifth on a Critchfield single and Bridger Taylor sac fly. 

After the Bobcats recorded a three-run fifth to lead 7-5, they extended the lead by four through the next three frames. 

The Knights still had life left in the top of the ninth but were only able to get two runs from a Layden sac fly and Saunders who stole home to record his third run of the day. 

The Bobcats outhit the Knights 13-8 and had six more extra-base hits. 

Taylor and Saunders recorded doubles in the loss. 

Five pitchers saw the mound for the Knights, combining for seven strikeouts. Reliever Jonathan Soto was tabbed with the loss in 3.2 innings pitched. 

Regular-season conference play will wrap up for the Knights on Saturday against Marymount University.