March 23, 2014

Spartans Claim 21-4 Victory Over PSU-Harrisburg In First Ever Conference Clash

YORK, Pa. - The York College baseball team capitalized on a huge offensive day to dispatch CAC newcomer PSU-Harrisburg 21-4 on Sunday afternoon at Jaquet field.

York (10-2, 6-0 CAC) scored its highest single-game run total since recording 24 runs in a 24-5 win over Salisbury on April 7, 2010.

A trio of Spartans finished the day with three hits each, while 12 different players recorded at least one hit.

Colin Porter (Hanover, Pa./South Western) was one of the Spartans with three hits on the day as he went 3-for-6 with a game-high four RBI, no walks and two runs scored. Derek Pitzer (York, Pa./Dallastown) finished the day 3-for-5 at the plate with one RBI, no walks and three runs scored. Brad Wenzel (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area) went 3-for-3 with three RBI, one walk and one run scored.

York opened up a sizeable lead over PSU-Harrisburg (3-15, 0-6) in the bottom of the third when the Green and White produced eight runs, on eight hits and had all nine batters reach base at least once in the inning.

Andrew Hershey (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) started York's third-inning offensive outburst with a single through the left side and finished the inning with one hit, one walk, two runs scored and a stolen base. In the same frame, Wenzel tallied two singles, two RBI and one run scored.

The Spartans followed up their big offensive performance in the third inning with five more runs in the fourth. York continued to extend its lead, scoring a total of seven runs through the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.

In addition to Hershey and Pitzer, J.J. Oleniacz (Great Falls, Va./Langley) was one of three Spartans to score three runs on the day. Oleniacz finished 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a walk.

After giving up a first-inning run, winning pitcher Dan Gurganus (Prince Frederick, Md./Huntingtown) settled into form as he tossed six innings, gave up just two runs on two hits with three strikeouts and surrendered two walks. With the win, Gurganus improves to 3-0.

Tom Chaney suffered the loss and falls to 1-3 as he threw three innings, gave up nine runs on nine hits with one strikeout and surrendered three walks.

The Spartans return to action Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader against Randolph-Macon at Jaquet Field. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m.

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