Boogeymen bats silent in 7-0 loss

Dudiak strikes out 8 in 4 innings

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LAVALE — Two games. Twelve innings. One hit.

Three defensive miscues didn’t help Frostburg’s cause much, either.

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Kaleb Logan watches a fly ball hit to center field in the top of the first. It was the hardest hit ball of the game for the Boogeymen, but resulted in a double play when the runner on second didn’t get back quickly enough.

It’s not much of a surprise that the Boogeymen dropped their second straight game in a 7-0 loss to the LaVale Legends on Thursday night at Ort Field.

Yes, Frostburg had a couple of base-running blunders. Sure, Legends fielders stood in between the Boogeymen baserunners and the bag on at least five occasions. Certainly, the umpire had a liberal, down-to-the-ankle strike zone.

And yet, those were not the reasons the Boogeymen lost.

Legends starter Josiah Dudiak tossed four innings of one-hit ball, striking out eight, and LaVale rode a five-run first inning to victory.

Bex Litton had the lone hit for the Boogeymen (0-2), a leadoff single in the top of the first.

Offensively for the Legends, Dudiak had two hits and scored a run.

The Boogeymen (0-2) return to Frostburg Community Park on May 2 for the team’s first home game of the season against Westernport. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

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A Legends runner slides safely into third as the ball gets away from the third baseman.

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A Legends baserunner slides home safely as the ball can’t quite get to catcher Josiah Spradlin.

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Josiah Spradlin pitched two innings of relief, allowing one earned run, no hits, walking two and striking out six.

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Josiah Dudiak allowed just one hit and struck out eight over four innings for the Legends.

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