March 22, 2007

Austin Twirls Four-Hit Gem

    GLASSBORO, NJ-York College sophomore right-hander Matt Austin (Shrewsbury, PA/Susquehannock) twirled a four-hit shutout as the Spartans won their second straight with a 5-0 win at Rowan University on Thursday in Glassboro, NJ. The Spartans improve to 9-4 overall as they have won eight of their last nine games. Rowan falls to 5-6 for the season.
    The Spartans struck first with a single run in the third as freshman Anthony Anzalone (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point) singled home fellow freshman Mark Miloski (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point) for York’s first run.
    The green and white added a second run in the fifth as senior Jeff Young (Wilmington, DE/Brandywine) singled home Miloski. York made it 3-0 with a Dennis Maxim (Port Jefferson Station, NY/St. Anthony’s) sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.
    York closed out the scoring in the seventh with a Ryan Craig (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point) RBI double and a Ryan Poff (York, PA/Spring Grove) sacrifice fly.
    That would be more than enough for Austin as he allowed a single in the fourth, two singles in the seventh and a double in the eight. His one walk came with two outs in the ninth inning. Austin struck out four and recorded 15 ground ball outs in the game. He improves to 3-0 with the win as his ERA falls to 1.73.
    Gary Winkler took the loss as he allowed all five Spartan runs on nine hits with five strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work. He falls to 0-1 with the loss. Kevin O’Hara relieved Winkler and allowed two hits with one walk and five strikeouts in 2.2 innings of action.
    Freshman Mike Connolly (Selden, NY/Newfield) led the offense as he banged out four hits in five at-bats with a run scored. Young and Miloski each had a pair of hits. Young added an RBI and a run scored while Miloski scored twice for YCP.
    Tim Edmeads had the Profs’ lone extra base hit with his eighth inning double. Joe Franceschini, Roger Turley, and Tom Ready each had singles for Rowan.
    The Spartans close out their three-game road trip with a visit to Johns Hopkins University on Friday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 3:30 pm.