HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-The Hampden-Sydney Tigers finished its three-game weekend with a 4-3 win over Frostburg State, going 2-1 on the weekend. The Tigers trailed for the first five and a half innings, but used one big inning to take the win. Hampden-Sydney improves to 12-7 on the season while Frostburg State drops to 8-8.
Through the first five innings, Frostburg State's Ryan Callahan was able to keep the Tigers off the board while the Bobcat offense scored one run in each of the second and sixth inning to take a 2-0 lead.
That all changed, however, in the bottom of the sixth, as the Tigers batted through the order while using four hits to score four runs and take its first lead of the day. Jacob Fontana (Midlothian, VA/Clover Hill) helped start the scoring when he batted in Cory Allgood (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale). Chase Counts (Virginia Beach, VA/Ocean Lakes) then tied the game on a Joey Sutphin (Radford, VA/Radford HS) RBI-double.
The Tigers claimed their lead when Jonathan Triesler (Chesterfield, VA/Clover Hill) drove in Fontana on a sacrifice fly. Sutphin also scored before the inning was over on an RBI-double from Matthew Spagnolo (Glen Allen, VA/Deep Run).
After a scoreless seventh, Frostburg State came back within one with a run in the top of the eighth. The Tigers loaded the bases in the bottom frame, but could not get a run across the plate.
Michael Flanagan (Moseley, VA/Cosby) was able to keep Frostburg State scoreless in the ninth and pick up his second save of the season.
Triesler threw the first three innings of the game, allowing one run on three hits and a walk. Cameron Meyers (Benson, NC/West Johnston) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing four hits, and Trey Celata (Chesapeake, VA/Atlantic Shores Christian) picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits and three walks in two innings. Flanagan allowed one run on three hits with a strikeout in two innings of work.
Offensively, the Tigers had 11 hits to the Bobcats' 13. Sutphin was a perfect 3-for-3 while Goodwyn, Counts, and Fontana each had two hits.
The Tigers will hit the road and return to action on Wednesday, March 22 at Lynchburg. First pitch is set for 3:00 PM.