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Late Inning Rally Lifts St. John Fisher Over Spartans

WINTER PARK, FL-The York College baseball team dropped their second straight to St. John Fisher as the Cardinals scored seven runs in the final three innings to post a 7-1 win over the Spartans on Thursday morning in Winter Park, FL. The Spartans fall to 1-5 while the Cardinals improve to 5-1.

The game was scoreless through the first five and a half innings. The Spartans broke through in the bottom of the sixth as Tim Frisch (New Freedom, PA/Susquehannock) ripped an RBI triple that plated Mike Connolly (Selden, NY/Newfield) who reached on a walk.

Spartan starter Jason Christenberry (Yoe, Pa./Dallastown) was good through the first six innings of his start. Christenberry allowed scattered four hits through the first six frames but the Cardinals finally reached the Spartan ace for a run in the top of the seventh, tying the game at one on a Jason Nevada RBI double.

The Cardinals broke the game open in the top of the eighth as Chad King had a sacrifice fly and Dave Roth launched a two-run homer to give St. John’s Fisher a 4-1 lead.

St. John Fisher added three insurance runs off reliever Louie Carminati (Huntington, N.Y./Harborfields) in the top of the ninth to put the game out of reach.

Andrew Van Slyke earned the win in relief as he tossed two scoreless innings. Van Slyke allowed two hits with a strikeout and a walk in his stint. Greg Mckeon started for the Cardinals and allowed a run on three hits with five strikeouts and four walks in his six inning stint.

Christenberry suffered the loss as he allowed four runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts in eight innings. He falls to 0-2 for the campaign. Carminati allowed three runs on three hits with a walk and a strikeout in his one inning of work.

Roth had another huge game against the green and white as he was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored. King added two RBI with one hit while John Quartironi was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Marc Montesano was the third Cardinal to have multiple hits as he was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

The Spartans offense managed just five hits as they continue to scuffle at the plate. The green and white’s lone extra base hit was Frisch’s triple in the sixth.

The green and white continue their stay in Florida on Friday as they face John Carroll at 11:00 am at Pat Thomas Stadium.

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