April 11, 2007
Seahawks Stun Spartans, Hand York 5-4 CAC Loss
ST. MARY’S CITY, MD-The York College baseball team did
not enjoy their first game as a ranked team in five years as the
green and white were stunned by St. Mary’s College, 5-4, in
Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon in a
windy St. Mary’s City, MD. The Spartans, who entered the NABC
poll at #23 on Tuesday, fell to 20-6 overall and 6-2 in the CAC
while St. Mary’s improved to 15-14 and 3-6 in the
The Seahawks got to Spartan starter Tim Frisch (New Freedom,
PA/Susquehannock) early with a pair of runs in the bottom of the
second on two RBI singles. The Spartans tied the game in the top of
the fourth thanks to a two-run double to left by senior Bryan
Bednarczyk (Columbia, MD/River Hill).
The Seahawks recaptured the lead in the bottom of the fourth
on a Jason Turen singled in Justin Rabon. The inning was aided by a
Spartan error as the run was unearned. St. Mary’s extended
the lead to 4-2 with a single run in the fifth on a Ryan
D’Antuono sacrifice fly.
York cut the lead to 4-3 in the top of the eighth when
Bednarczyk was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
The Seahawks got a critical insurance run in the bottom of the
eighth and, again, a Spartan error played a big role in the St.
Mary’s score. The green and white received a lead-off triple
from Dennis Maxim (Port Jefferson Station, NY/St. Anthony’s)
in the top of the ninth. He came around to score on a Jeff Young
(Wilmington, DE/Brandywine) sacrifice fly. However, York would not
be able to get the equalizer across as their six-game conference
win streak was snapped.
Brian Briggs earned the win as he improves to 5-0. He kept the
Spartans off-balance all day as he allowed just three runs on three
hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Caleb Simms earned the
save, his fourth, as he allowed one run on one hit with a strikeout
in 1.1 innings of action.
Frisch suffered his first loss of the year as he allowed four
runs, three earned, on nine hits with four strikeouts and a
season-high four walks in his seven inning stint. He is now 4-1 for
The top three hitters in the St. Mary’s lineup, Turen,
Jay Benedetti, and Mike Broccolino combined to go 7-for-15 with
four RBI, and a run scored. Trey Cole also had two hits as he was
2-for-4 with a run scored. Rabon scored three runs as he drew a
trio of walks in the game.
The Spartans were limited to a season-low four hits.
Bednarczyk was 1-for-3 with three RBI while Young drove in the
Spartans’ other run. Freshman Anthony Anzalone (Rocky Point,
NY/Rocky Point) and sophomore Ryan Craig (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky
Point) had the Spartans’ other hits in the game. Craig and
Bednarczyk each hit a double while Maxim had a triple as three of
York’s four hits were for extra bases.
The Spartans still control their own destiny in the CAC title
chase. If York is able to defeat Catholic on Friday and St.
Mary’s on Saturday, they will earn the number one seed in the
tournament, even if they finish with an identical record to Mary
Washington. The Spartans would own the second tie breaker with the
Eagles if they both finish 8-2 in the conference.
York returns to action on Thursday when they step out of
conference to face Dickinson College. Game time in Carlisle is set
for 3:30 pm.?