WASHINGTON, DC-The York College baseball team swept a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader from Gallaudet University on Saturday afternoon in Washington, DC. The Spartans won game one 15-2 and completed the sweep with a 22-7 victory in the night cap. York improves to 4-9 overall and 3-1 in the CAC while the Bison fall to 1-12 overall and 0-9 in the CAC.
In the opener, York scored three in the first and three in the second to seize an early 6-0 lead. York added a single run in the third before being held scoreless in the fourth. The Spartan offense got back on track with two runs in the fifth and sixth before tacking on four runs in the top of the seventh. The Bison averted the shutout with three in the bottom of the seventh.
Sophomore Mike Connolly (Selden, N.Y./Newfield) led the Spartan 17-hit attack with a 4-for-5 performance at the dish. Connolly added two RBI and three runs scored. Junior Ryan Craig (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) went a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI and three runs scored. Sophomore Steve Pokopec (York, Pa./Northeastern) banged out three hits in four at-bats as he also scored two runs and drove in one other. Sophomore Anthony Anzalone (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) contributed two hits, two runs scored and a pair of RBI while senior catcher Mike Santoro (Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan) added two hits, a run scored, and an RBI.
A.J. Williams led the Bison offense as he was 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Justin Lathus added two hits while Warren Keller was 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Senior Tim Frisch (New Freedom, PA/Susquehannock) cruised to the win as he tossed four shutout innings, striking out seven and allowing just two hits. He improves to 1-2 for the season. Eric Smithson took the loss as he went the distance allowing 15 runs, 11 earned, on 17 hits with three walks and three strikeouts. He falls to 0-1 for the year.
In the nightcap, the Bison took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. However, that lead would be short-lived as the green and white exploded for nine runs in the top of the second. After York pushed the lead to 10-3, the Bison trimmed the lead to 10-5 with two in the bottom of the third. York responded with five runs in the top of the fourth, three in the fifth, and two in the top of the sixth to make the lead 20-5. Gallaudet scored two in the sixth but York got those two back in the top of the seventh, providing for the final score.
Freshman Devin Harbold (York, Pa./West York) led the Spartan offense with four hits, two RBI and three runs scored. Sophomore Jim Meehan (Mastic, N.Y./Eastport-South Manor Central) added three hits, four RBI, and a run scored while Craig completed his strong day with three hits, two RBI, and two runs scored. Ryan Poff (York, Pa./Spring Grove) was 2-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored while freshman C.T. Stanley (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall College) contributed three hits, two RBI and two runs scored. Frisch was 3-for-6 with four runs scored and three RBI. Greg Case (Branchville, N.J./High Point Regional) and Rob Klinck (Stanhope, N.J./Lenape Valley Regional) each added two hits to the Spartan attack.
Lathus led the Bison with two hits and four RBI while Keller was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Kevin Alley was 2-for-4 with three runs scored while Zane Noschese chipped in with two hits and a run scored. John Moore was the other Bison with multiple hits as he was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Freshman Andrew Rosenzweig (Glen Rock, Pa./Susquehannock) started and went four innings for the Spartans as he earned the win. Rosenzweig was not his sharpest as he allowed five runs, four earned, on ten hits and five strikeouts.
Alley went the distance on the mound for the Bison as he was battered for 22 runs, 11 earned, on 25 hits with three walks and two strikeouts. He falls to 0-2 with the loss.
The Spartans return to action on Tuesday afternoon as they travel to Gettysburg College to face the Bullets in a non-conference contest. First pitch from Gettysburg, PA is set for 3:30 pm. The green and white are scheduled to open their home schedule on Wednesday afternoon as they host Mary Washington in a CAC contest. First pitch for that contest is scheduled for 3:00 pm.