WASHINGTON, DC - The York College baseball team concluded their series with Gallaudet University in impressive style as the Spartans posted a pair of lopsided wins over the Bison on Saturday in Washington, DC. The Spartans won game one 14-0 and then concluded the sweep with a 24-4 romp in game two.
The Spartans, winners of nine straight, improve to 15-9 overall and 10-5 in the CAC while the Bison fall to 1-24 overall and 1-16 in the CAC. The Spartans improve to 51-0 all time against Gallaudet.
Game one was actually much closer than the score would indicate. The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth when CT Stanley (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) scored Kyle Cook (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) with a sacrifice fly.
York got a little more breathing room with a third run fifth inning as Matt Monti (Easton, Pa./Easton) and Dustin Worthman (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) each had RBI singles while Jim Meehan (Mastic, N.Y./Eastport South Manor Central) scored on a balk.
The Spartans blew the game open with a 10 run seventh inning. Stanley had a three-run homer in the inning as the Spartans got their 10 runs on six hits with three Bison errors.
Andy Rosenzweig (Glen Rock, Pa./Susquehannock) was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst as he held the Gallaudet offense to just three hits in seven innings. He had five strikeouts and one walk as he improves to 2-3 for the year.
Steven Gosselin absorbed the loss as he allowed 14 runs, 10 earned, on nine hits, six walks, and three strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work. He falls to 0-2.
Stanley led the Spartan offense as he was 3-for-4 with five RBI and a run scored. Cook was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Eight Spartans had at least one hit in the 11 hit Spartan attack.
Kyle Kuschmider had the Bison’s lone extra base hit with his seventh inning double.
Game two was decided early on as the Spartans scored two in the first, one in the second and a big nine runs in the third.
The story of the second game was senior Rick Shumway (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg) area as he had a career day. Shumway hit for the cycle by going 6-for-6 with five runs scored and eight RBI. The six hits ties former Spartan All-American Matt Day for the single-game school record which Day established in 2000 against the same Bison program. Shumway’s 15 total bases breaks Rick Dressler’s 28-year school record while his eight RBI is tied with another Spartan All-American in Travis Gaidos for second on the single-game list. The five runs tied him with six others for second place in that category.
Shumway hit a two run homer in the first, had a solo homer and a bases loaded triple in the third, doubled in the fifth, singled in the sixth and singled in the seventh.
The Spartans played long ball in the game as York banged out five home runs led by Shumway’s two. Sean McCann (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown), Stanley, and Rob Klinck (Stanhope, N.J./Lenape Valley Regional) each added taters for the Green and White.
Senior Chris Frankenfield (Blue Bell, Pa./Wissahickon) was the first of five Spartans to the mound as he earned the win. The senior allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts. He improves to 3-1 with the loss. Brandon Ullom (South Plainfield, N.J./South Plainfield) and Brian Lusby (Prince Frederick, Md./Huntingtown) were perfect in their one-inning outings. Ullom threw the seventh and struck out one while Lusby tossed the eighth and struck out the side for York.
Chester Kuschmider absorbed the loss as he allowed 12 runs, five earned, on seven hits with three walks and a strikeout in 2.2 innings of work. He falls to 0-1 with the loss. The Bison bullpen didn’t provide much relief as three pitchers combined to allow 12 runs on 18 hits with four walks in 4.1 innings of action.
In addition to Shumway’s huge day, Devin Harbold (York, Pa./West York) went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Joe Doyle (Stewartstown, Pa./Red Lion) added two hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored. McCann was 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored while Adam Hegedus (Etter, Pa./Red Land) and Nic Long (North Wildwood, N.J./Wildwood Catholic) were the other Spartans to record multiple hits. Hegedus was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored while Long was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Zane Nochese led the Bison as he was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Gosselin added a hit, two runs scored and an RBI.
The Spartans, after playing five games in four days, will be off until Wednesday afternoon when they play their final CAC series of the regular season by traveling to Salisbury University for game one. Wednesday’s first pitch from Salisbury University is set for 3:30 pm. The Spartans will then host Salisbury in a doubleheader on Saturday in York.