May 17, 2007
Spartans Pound Mustangs to Remain Alive in Tournament
FERRUM, VA-The York College baseball team woke
up from its offensive slumber as the green and white hammered the
Villa Julie Mustangs 21-0 in the second round of the 2007 NCAA
Baseball Ferrum Regional in Ferrum, VA. The green and white improve
to 30-13 overall while the Mustangs conclude their season with a
mark of 24-21.
Spartans opened the floodgates early, tallying six runs in the top
of the first inning. The Spartans sent 10 hitters to the plate and
banged out seven hits en route to the six runs. Freshman
Mike Connolly (Selden,
freshman Anthony Anzalone (Rocky Point, NY/Rocky
and Dennis Maxim (Port Jefferson Station, NY/St.
had RBI hits in the inning whileMatt
Austin (Shrewsbury, PA/Susquehannock) plated the final two runs of the frame courtesy
of a booming double to center.
green and white tacked on single runs in the third and fourth
innings as the lead grew to 8-0.
Spartans blew the game open in the sixth. York sent 12 men to the
plate, collected six hits, and scored eight runs as the lead
ballooned to 16-0.
added a Connolly RBI single in the seventh and then closed out the
scoring with four more runs in the eighth.
Frisch (New Freedom, PA/Susquehannock) was
the beneficiary of the bountiful Spartan offense as he threw six
innings, allowing four hits with two strikeouts and one walk.
Frisch improves to 6-3 with the win. Chris Frankenfield (Blue Bell,
PA/Wissahickon), Randy Bond (Brandywine, MD/Riverdale
and Logan Abel (Wrightsville, PA/Home
pitched a scoreless inning to preserve the shutout, the
Spartans’ sixth of the year.
Buddy Breidenbaugh took the loss as he falls to
3-6 for the year. Breidenbaugh allowed eight runs, six earned, on
nine hits in four innings. The Mustang bullpen was little relief as
three VJC relievers combined to allow 13 runs on 12 hits with three
strikeouts and a pair of walks in five innings of
Spartans banged out 21 hits in the game, the fourth time this year
the Spartans have had 20 or more hits in a game. Four Spartans
hitters had three hits each led by Anzalone as the first baseman
was 3-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored. Senior
Bryan Bednarczyk (Columbia, MD/River
3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Connolly contributed
three hits, three RBI, and a pair of runs scored. Austin chipped in
with three hits, including a pair of doubles, three RBI, and a run
scored. Maxim added two hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Every
Spartan starter had at least one hit and seven starters had
multiple hits. Senior lead-off hitterJeff
Young (Wilmington, DE/Brandywine) scored four times and drove in another with two
Keenan led the Mustangs with two hits including his seventh
two-bagger of the year. Dave Brown came off the bench and had a
pair of singles for Villa Julie.
Spartans return to tournament action on Friday morning as they face
the loser of the Salisbury - Ferrum game. Friday’s contest is
scheduled to start at 10:00 am at Panther Field in