KEYSER - The Potomac State baseball squad has strung together nine consecutive victories to improve their season record to 13-3. The Catamounts currently are undefeated in the month of March.
Although the weather has been freezing cold in Mineral County, Catamount bats have been scorching hot driving in nine or more runs in the past nine games.
The winning streak began on March 4th as the Catamounts crushed Eastern Gateway 13-3 and 12-2. Corning College was the next victim of the Catamounts winning 17-0, 12-1, 26-0, and 12-0.
St. Clair County came to town this past weekend and Potomac State provided a rude welcome in Game 1 winning 9-1. In the first inning Zach Musgrove drove in two runs when he hammered a homer. The Catamounts put up three runs in the fifth inning, led by Dominic Peroni, Mitchell Henshaw, and Austin Martin, all knocking in runs. The streak seemed to be in jeopardy in Game 2 as the Catamounts trailed by two runs midway through the 4th inning. Potomac State responded immediately in the bottom of the fourth scoring two runs to knot the game 6-6. In the bottom of the 5th inning Potomac State scored 2 runs highlighted by Juwuan Weaver’s single on a 1-0 count to drive in a run.
Another run was tacked on in the 6th inning which proved to be the decisive run as the Catamounts held on in the top of the 7th to win the game 9-8 stretching the winning streak to eight.
In the final game of the weekend series against St. Clair County former Frankfort Falcon and Ridgeley resident Brett Whiteman tossed a gem. St. Clair simply could not figure out how to hit Whiteman as he threw a 5 inning complete game shutout allowing only 1 hit and striking out ten batters while walking zero.
In the first inning Juwuan Weaver hit a solo shot which ended up as the game winning run for the Catamounts. Potomac State needed only 1 run but they posted a total of eleven to capture victory 11-0. Austin Chavis led the way with two hits in three at bats. The streak stands at nine games and next up for the Catamounts is a clash vs Shenandoah University this weekend in Keyser, weather permitting.