CATONSVILLE, Md. – The No. 20 FCC Cougars stayed alive after the big win over Garrett College Lakers in the Region XX D2 tourney on Sunday afternoon. FCC would have their work cut out for them as the Knights of CCBC Essex were undefeated in tourney play and the Cougars had one loss in the double elimination tourney. The Knights would capture the Region XX D2 tourney crown by defeating FCC by the score of 16-7 on Sunday afternoon. FCC ends their season with an overall record of 36-17 (20-6 MD JUCO).
The Cougar offense tallied just five hits in the loss. All of the hits went for extra bases. Logan Appel, Hayden Kissel, and Mark Minicozzi each went deep for FCC. Brandon Austin and Austin Kuntz each roped a double. Minicozzi led FCC with three RBIs.
FCC starting pitcher Chris Altopiedi was hit with the loss and finishes the year with a record of 0-3. He gave up seve runs (two earned) on five hits in 2.2 innings of work.
FCC BY THE NUMBERS
Overall Record: 36-17
Conference Record: 20-6
Regular season Region XX D2 record: 16-0
Batting Average: Eric Naylor .392, Jared Pine .382, Logan Appel .342, Hayden Kissel .341
Hits: Eric Naylor 71, Jared Pine 63, Brady Harju 60
Doubles: Eric Naylor 22, Jared Pine 17, Mitch Long & Brady Harju 12
Triples: Mitch Long 7
Home Runs: Eric Naylor 12, Brady Harju 7, Logan Appel 6
RBIs: Eric Naylor 65, Brady Harju 40
Stolen Bases: Jared Pine 19, Brandon Austin 11
Runs: Hayden Kissel 52, Jared Pine 51
Base on Balls: Mitch Long 36, Logan Appel 29