Boogeymen rally for third win

Game 3 win

OAKLAND — The Frostburg Boogeymen trailed 6-1 after the first inning. It didn’t look so good for the visiting team, on the road for the fifth time in the first seven games of the season.

But just as the Oakland White Sox used a big inning to take the lead, the Boogeymen created a big inning of their own to take it back.

Frostburg scored seven times in the third inning for an 8-6 lead, then held off a late effort by the home team to record the team’s third win of the season. The Boogeymen. now sport a record of three wins, three losses and a tie against the Cresaptown Angels.

Tied 9-9 after four innings, Bex Litton and Austen Phillips both singled and scored as the Boogeymen regained the lead with an 11-9 advantage in the top of the fifth.

Relief pitcher Josiah Spradlin went back to the mound in the bottom half of the inning and struck out three of the four batters he faced. In the sixth, coach Brandon Carter handed the ball to Kaleb Logan, who walked two batters but struck out the other three to preserve the lead and seal the victory.

Bex Litton had three hits to pace Frostburg, while Marcus Cutter, Logan and Phillips added two hits apiece. Matt Huff worked the pitchers to draw four walks, twice with the bases loaded to notch two RBI. Cutter scored three runs in the game, while Logan scored twice. Litton, Phillips, Gavin Carter, Myles Shumaker, Matt Huff and Wyatt Deakin each scored once in the win.

Oakland sent 10 batters to the plate against starting pitcher Litton in the first inning, but the White Sox owned the base paths in the frame due largely to a shaky Boogeymen defense.

Litton maintained his composure and finished with three strong innings on the mound, allowing five hits and walking only two while throwing 41 strikes and only 28 balls. In relief, Spradlin tossed two frames but struggled with his control. He allowed three runs, struck out six and walked six. Logan recorded the final three outs for the save.

After a difficult first half of the season, and two of the last four games in Oakland, the Boogeymen get some rest as they host the next four games between May 23 and June 6. Frostburg closes out the regular season on June 9 with a game in Friendsville.

 

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