ENID, OK – The #9 seed Frederick Community baseball team saw its season come to an end on Sunday with a 6-2 loss to #5 seed Madison College. The Cougars finish the season with an overall record of 20-11. The Wolfpack will advance to the next round of the NJCAA Division II World Series and sit at 44-13.
The Wolfpack would plate one run in the top of the second. The Cougars answered back in the bottom of the third as Justin Acal belted his sixth homer of the season to tie it up.
The major turning point of the game came in the top of the 9th inning. Madison was clinging to a 3-2 lead and started the inning off with a single and walk. Jake Nelson stepped up to the plate and put down a sacrifice bunt. FCC relief pitcher John Cummings fielded the ball cleanly but attempted to get the lead runner at third, and threw it over the head of third baseman Wyatt Miles. The ball caromed all the way to the left-field wall and got past FCC left fielder Brodey Neveker allowing both runs to score as well as Nelson who motored around and score.
The Wolfpack would hold on for a 6-2 victory over the Cougars.
FCC starting pitcher AJ Cieslinski tossed 7.1 innings of work and threw the ball well. He gave up just six hits and three earned runs. He suffers the loss and finishes the season with a record of 5-2.
Congratulations to the FCC coaching staff and baseball team on a memorable 2020-21 baseball season! Congrats on the World Series appearance and Region XX DII Championship! 258 days away from 2022 Opening Day!