March 1, 2009

Spartans Win Slugfest Against Catholic

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The York College baseball squad opened their four-game stay in Myrtle Beach, S.C. with a 20-8 victory over former Capital Athletic Conference rival Catholic University on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon. The Spartans, winners of three straight, improve to 3-2 overall while the Cardinals fall to 2-3.
The Spartans jumped on the Cardinals early with two runs in the top of the first. The Cardinals tallied three runs in the bottom of the inning but York retook the lead for good with a four spot in the top of the second. Catholic cut the Spartan lead to 6-4 in the bottom of the second but York scored one in the third and six in the fourth to put the game away. York scored two more in the sixth, three in the seventh and two in the eighth as they rolled to their biggest offensive output of the season.
Sophomore Rob Klinck (Stanhope, N.J./Lenape Valley Regional) led the Spartans as he was 4-for-7 with two RBI and two runs scored. Junior Matt Monti (Easton, Pa./Eastern) added three hits, four runs scored, and two RBI. Junior catcher Jim Meehan (Mastic, N.Y./Eastport-South Manor Central) chipped in with two hits, including a triple, four RBI, and one run scored. Sophomore Kyle Cook (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) and Ryan Poff (York, Pa./Spring Grove) each banged out two hits. Cook had two runs scored and an RBI while Poff contributed two RBI and two runs scored. York had 13 players get at least one hit in the game.
Catholic was led by Mike Goodman as he was 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Good hit two homers in the game for the Cardinals. Tommy Little chipped in with two hits and an RBI as he was the only other Cardinal with multiple hits. Patrick Quintana contributed a hit and two RBI.
Junior Jason Christenberry (Yoe, Pa./Dallastown) picked up his first win of the year as he allowed five runs, but just one earned, on nine hits in six innings. Christenberry had good control in his second outing of the year as he struck out seven and walked only one. Kevin Sweeney took the loss for the Cardinals as he allowed six runs on seven hits with a strikeout in 1.1 innings of work. Sweeney falls to 0-1 with the loss.
The Spartans return to action on Monday afternoon as they face off against Eastern University in Myrtle Beach. First pitch is set for 12:00 pm.

A complete box score will be posted on Thursday morning