March 6, 2009

Spartans Down Bison In CAC Opener

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The York College Spartan baseball team opened Capital Athletic Conference play with a 27-0 win over Gallaudet University on Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. The Spartans, winners of seven straight, improve to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the CAC. The Bison fall to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in the CAC.

The Spartans opened the game with two runs in the first followed by eight runs in the second. The Spartans’ offensive onslaught continued with six runs in the third, four more in the fourth and capped with seven runs in the fifth.

Spartan starter Jason Christenberry (Yoe, Pa./Dallastown) tossed the first two innings, allowing two hits with two strikeouts and one walk. He improves to 2-0 with the win. Freshman Brandon Ullom (South Plainfield, N.J./South Plainfield) hurled three no-hit innings with four strikeouts and three walks in relief.

Zane Noschese took the loss as he allowed 16 runs on 17 hits with two strikeouts and two walks in his three-inning stint.

Six different Spartans had three hits in the game led by senior Ryan Poff (York, Pa./Spring Grove) as he was 3-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBI. Sophomore Rob Klinck (Stanhope, N.J./Lenape Valley Regional) was 3-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored. Sophomore Devin Harbold (York, Pa./West York) notched three hits, four RBI, and four runs scored while Rob Andrews (East Northport, N.Y./Commack) went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Sophomore Mark Miloski (Calverton, N.Y./Riverhead) came off the bench to go 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI while Sean McCann (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown) was also 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI.

The Spartan catchers, Andrews and Dylan Martin (Charlotte, N.C./Zebulon Vance), combined to go 5-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored. Martin finished the game going 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored.

Jeremy Schepps and Kyle Kuschmider each had a hit for the Gallaudet offense.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday, March 7 when they travel back to Washington, D.C. to face the Bison in a CAC twin bill. The games were originally scheduled to be played in York but Jaquet Field remains too wet from last weekend’s snow storm. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

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