WASHINGTON, DC-The York College baseball team
posted their eighth straight win as they downed Gallaudet
University 26-1 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Saturday
in Washington, DC. The Spartans improve to 15-4 overall and 3-1 in
the CAC. The Bison fall to 1-13 overall and 0-6 in the
The Spartans opened the scoring with a six run second inning. York then blew the game open with an 11-run third inning. The inning featured 11 Spartan hits and two Bison errors. The highlight of the frame was a three run homer from catcher Mike Santoro (Manalapan, NJ/Manalapan) as the junior has raised his average almost 120 points thanks to a blistering week at the dish.
Gallaudet got their lone run in the bottom of the third but York answered with two runs in the fourth, one in the sixth, two in the seventh, two in the eighth, and two in the ninth to provide for York’s final margin of victory.
The Bison contributed to the Spartans’ onslaught with eight errors, a season-high for the Spartans’ opponents.
The Spartan offense featured 14 different players collecting at least one hit led by Ryan Poff’s (York, PA/Spring Grove) five hits in seven at-bats. Poff added four runs scored and three RBI. Second baseman Ryan Craig (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky Point) was 3-for-6 with three runs scored and one RBI. Santoro was 2-for-2 with four RBI and three runs scored while Dennis Maxim (Port Jefferson Station, NY/St. Anthony’s) was 2-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored. Bryan Bednarczyk (Columbia, MD/River Hill) was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI. Freshman David Moller (Schnecksville, PA/Parkland) came off the bench to record three hits and two runs scored.
Jeremy Dolan led the Bison with one hit and an RBI. Ryan Lentz and Kevin Alley also had singles for Gallaudet. Dean Muszynksi had the Bison’s lone extra base hit with his seventh inning triple.
Junior Brett Berry (Brightwaters, NY/Bayshore) earned the win as he went three innings in the Spartans’ pre-determined order for the game. Berry allowed one run on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks. He is now 1-0 for the year.
Chester Kuschmider suffered the loss for Gallaudet as he tossed 2.2 innings, allowing 17 runs, 16 earned, on 14 hits with one strikeout and one walk. Brendan Gallagher relieved Kuschmider and allowed nine runs, eight earned, on 15 hits in 5.1 innings of action.
The eight game win streak ties the 2002 team for the longest win streak in the last ten years. That streak ran from April 23 to May 7. The 2001 Spartan squad also had an eight game win streak.
York puts their win streak on the line on Sunday as they host Mary Washington in a key Capital Athletic Conference contest. The Eagles are the last team to defeat the Spartans as they posted a 5-3 win in Fredericksburg on March 14.