YORK, Pa. – The York College baseball team dropped a 12-4 result Wednesday as visiting Frostburg State bested the Spartans in Capital Athletic Conference action. With the loss, the Green and white fall to 9-16 (7-10 CAC) while the Bobcats improve to 17-8 (10-5 CAC).
Frostburg benefitted from a pair of early big innings as the visitors notched seven runs over the third and fourth frames. With the game scoreless through two, the Bobcats plated a trio of runs in the third. Following a one-out single and a walk, designated hitter Corey Carr brought home the first run of the game with a double into right centerfield. With runners on second and third, Adam Summerfelt knocked a single into left, clearing the base paths and giving the Bobcats a 3-0 advantage.
The Spartans cut that lead to 3-1 when they scratched across a run in bottom of the frame courtesy of a Justin Cohen double. However, Frostburg responded with four tallies in top half of the fourth. Frostburg banged out six singles in the frame to bring in four runs. Garrett Price registered a run batted in while John Barrett, who would end up with a 3-for-6 effort, ripped a single down the left field line plated a pair of Bobcats. Another Summerfelt hit finished off the fourth inning scoring as Frostburg opened up a 7-1 lead.
That advantage grew to 9-1 after the top of the sixth, but York did respond with three in the bottom half of the inning. After a Rob Klinck double to open York's half, Jimmy King reach on an error. With runners at the corners, Colin Porter doubled into right center to bring home Klinck and push King to third. Steve Tretter followed that double with one of his own, roping a two-bagger out into left center. Unfortunately, the Bobcats quelled York's momentum as Tretter's two-RBI rip would provide the final runs for the Spartans on this day.
Frostburg added another run in the eighth and two more in the ninth before taking home the 12-4 CAC win.
Aside from Barrett's performance, Doug Anuszewski posted a 3-for-4 effort, including a home run to left, while Matt Greene went 3-for-6 as he also launched a homer.
For the Spartans, Cohen went 2-for-5 with a run batted in while Tretter was 1-for-4 with two RBI.
The Spartans return to action on Friday, April 8, when they host Wesley at Jaquet Field. First pitch in the Capital Athletic Conference tilt is slated for 3:30 pm.
Justin Cohen photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com