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Biggs' Gem, 20-Hit Attack Leads UMW Baseball Past Frostburg, 17-1, on Wednesday

Biggs' Gem, 20-Hit Attack Leads UMW Baseball Past Frostburg, 17-1, on Wednesday

Senior pitcher Hank Biggs tossed a complete game three-hitter, and the offense erupted for 17 runs on 20 hits, as the University of Mary Washington baseball team defeated Frostburg State University, 17-1, on Wednesday in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Eagles move to 10-16 on the season, and 4-10 in league play.

The Eagles started scoring early, as Stephen Johnston led off the game with a single, and advanced to third on a double from Christian Hague. David Lambertson drove in Johnston, and Garrett Lyons knocked in Hague with groundouts.

Frostburg scored its lone run in the first on a solo home run, but the Eagles got that tally back in the second, as three straight singles loaded the bases with one out. Johnston's RBI groundout returned the lead to two, at 3-1.

The Eagles plated four runs in the fourth to break the game open. Johnston drove in one run with an RBI double, and Lambertson followed suit two batters later. Nick Bass also provided a two-run single in the frame. UMW added another in the sixth inning, as Lyons connected for a solo home run.

UMW scored four times in the seventh, thanks in part to a two-run double from Hague and an RBI groundout from Lambertson. The Eagles capped the scoring with five runs in the ninth. Norman Holcomb drew a bases loaded walk, prior to two-run doubles from Tyler Ray and Marcel Barrett.

Biggs went nine innings, allowing one earned run on three hits, walking three and striking out seven.

Offensively, Hague, Bass, Ray, Barrett, and Kevin France all collected three hits on the day, with Hague also adding a pair of walks, three runs scored, and two RBI.

The Eagles will return to action on Thursday when they visit Bridgewater College in nonconference action at 4:00 p.m.