ATLANTA, GA – The York College baseball
team fell hard Friday afternoon, taking a 17-3 loss to a
perennially strong Emory University squad in the second game of the
Rawlings Southern Classic. The loss drops the Spartans’ early
2009 record to 0-2 while the Eagles improve to 2-1 on the year.
The Eagles jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first, courtesy of a pair of walks and five consecutive Emory singles.
Showing the same resiliency as was displayed in the season-opener, the Green and White battled back in the second with three runs in the frame. Mark Miloski (Calverton, N.Y./Riverhead) led off the Spartans’ half of the second with a double to the gap in right center. Joe Doyle (Stewartstown, Pa./Red Lion) then reached on a walk before Jim Meehan (Mastic, N.Y./Eastport-South Manor Central) laced York’s second double of the inning down the right field line allowing Miloski to score. With runners at second and third and nobody out, freshman Dustin Worthman (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) slipped a single through the left side of the Eagle infield to plate Doyle. The speedy Worthman then stole second as the Spartans had runners on second and third yet again. Kyle Cook (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) added another run to York’s total, as Meehan came into score on a groundout to shortstop. The inning came to a close with the Spartans having scored three times to slash Emory’s lead to 4-3.
Neither side would score again until the fourth when Emory tacked on their fifth run of the game. A leadoff double, a sacrifice fly, and a single into center gave the Eagles’ the 5-3 advantage.
Spartan starter Andy Rosenzweig (Glen Rock, Pa./Susquehannock) held tough through five innings of play only surrendering those five Eagle runs on nine hits and three walks.
The remainder of the game would be a different story as the wheels came off for the Spartans. York’s young bullpen struggled against the talented Emory lineup, allowing 12 runs over final three innings.
Emory pitcher Chris Monaco, who came on in relief for starter Elliott Coor after two innings, quieted the Spartan bats throughout his five frames. Monaco only allowed two hits and struck out five to record the win. Brian Cournoyer finished off the game by not allowing a run in his lone inning on the mound.
Rosenzweig takes the loss for the Spartans to begin the year at 0-1.
Eagle first baseman Steve Bralver posted a 4-for-5 day including a home run, five runs batted in and three runs scored. Designated hitter Andrew Carroll went 2-for-3, while leadoff hitter David Hissey recorded a 2-for-5 afternoon with two doubles and two runs scored.
Worthman notched a 2-for-4 performance at the plate, recording one R.B.I. Doyle went 1-for-2 with a walk, while Meehan registered a 1-for-2 showing with one R.B.I. and one run scored.
The Spartans will look to quickly regroup tonight as the Green and White hits the field tomorrow in their third game of the Rawlings Southern Classic. York is slated to take on Oglethorpe at 4:00 pm.
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Kyle Cook recorded a run batted in for the Green and White against Emory