Panthers break up shutout in ninth inning
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Plymouth State University baseball team was defeated by Johns Hopkins University Wednesday afternoon, 10-1, in the Gene Cusic Classic. The Panthers are now 2-5 on the Florida trip and 3-6 on the season.
The Blue Jays led 1-0 through four innings but pulled away from the Panthers with two runs in the fifth inning, four in the sixth and three in the seventh. PSU broke up the shutout in the bottom of the ninth inning without the benefit of a hit, loading the bases with two walks and a hit-batter, and scoring on an infield grounder.
Sophomore Nate Frederick (Worcester, Mass.) had two hits and a walk to lead the Panther offense, which managed just six hits in the game.
PSU starter Cody Gilchrist (Tyngsboro, Mass.) allowed just one run on five hits through the first four innings, but the Blue Jays scored twice in the fifth on a walk, a single and a double. Gilchrist struck out three but took the loss (1-2). Sophomore Nolan Flynn (Manchester, N.H.) pitched two innings of scoreless relief.
PSU is back on the diamond Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. with a doubleheader against Edgewood College (Wisc.).
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