YORK, PA-The York College baseball squad
remained hot as they earned their fifth consecutive win as they
defeated Montclair State 11-7 in non-conference action in York, PA.
The Spartans improve to 12-4 overall while the Red Hawks fall to
7-7 for the campaign.
The game was scoreless in the first third of the game as Spartan starter Tim Frisch (New Freedom, PA/Susquehannock) and Montclair’s Kevin Dalton matched each other zero for zero over the first three frames. The Red Hawks got on the board first in the fourth thanks to a Rob Bowness RBI double and a Lou Politan sacrifice fly. York got on the board in the bottom of the inning as freshman Mark Miloski (Calverton, NY/Riverhead) drilled a two-run homer to right center, tying the game at two.
The green and white took a short-lived 3-2 lead in the fifth on a Ryan Craig (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point) RBI single to left center. Montclair responded with two runs in the top of the sixth to take the 4-3 lead. The Red Hawks got one run on a Thomas Meyer ground out to second while the other run came on a Politan RBI single to left.
The Spartans recaptured the lead for good in the bottom of the seventh with a four run inning. The first blow was a solo homer to left by senior Bryan Bednarczyk (Columbia, MD/River Hill). Red Hawk pitcher Mary Cabalar got the next two Spartans before drilling Miloski with a pitch. Catcher Mike Santoro (Manalapan, NJ/Manalapan) then stroked a single to left and senior Jeff Young (Wilmington, DE/Brandywine) was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Sophomore Matt Austin (Shrewsbury, PA/Susquehannock) then laced a bases-clearing double to center, giving York a 7-4 lead.
The Red Hawks got a single run in the top of the eighth but York answered with another four run inning to take the 11-5 lead. The eighth inning uprising was keyed by a two-run single to left by Santoro and a two-run double to right center by Young.
Montclair got a pair of unearned runs in the top of the ninth, providing for the final 11-7 margin.
Frisch earned the win as he improves to 3-0. He tossed seven innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on eight hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Sophomore Jake Hughes (Schwenksville, PA/Souderton) pitched a perfect eighth inning while freshman Randy Bond (Brandywine, MD/Riverdale Baptist) was touched for a pair of unearned runs in the ninth inning.
Dalton started and did not get a decision as he tossed 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on 11 hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Cabalar took the loss as he falls to 1-1 overall. He allowed six runs on four hits in 1.1 innings of work. He hit three Spartans in his stint, greasing the skids for the Spartans’ seventh inning rally. William Traverso tossed the final inning for the Red Hawks, allowing two runs on two hits with three strikeouts and a walk.
Offensively, Santoro powered the Spartan offense as he was 5-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Ryan Poff (York, PA/Spring Grove) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored while Young was 2-for-5 with two RBI and one run scored. Freshman Mike Connolly (Selden, NY/Newfield) added two hits to the Spartan attack.
Andrew Vicaro led the Red Hawks with three hits, two runs scored, and an RBI. Scott Evangelist was 2-for-5 with three runs scored. Politan added a hit and a pair of RBI.
The Spartans return to action on Wednesday as they host Gallaudet University in a CAC contest. Game time at Jaquet Field is set for 3:00 pm.