Spartans Suffer Tough Sweep at Marymount

Spartans Suffer Tough Sweep at Marymount

ARLINGTON, VA – The York College baseball squad suffered a hard-to-swallow sweep at the hands of the Marymount University Saints on Saturday afternoon in Arlington, Virginia. The Saints won game one 15-5 and then earned a come-from-behind 7-6 win in the nightcap. Marymount improves to 17-12 overall and 9-3 in the CAC while the Spartans fall to 7-19-1 overall and 5-7 in the league. York has lost five straight with the two losses.


Game One How It Happened

• The Spartans got on the board in the top of the first aided by a pair of Marymount errors. Zach Hossler reached on an error to start the game. Collin Crowell singled through the left side to put Spartans at first and second. Sean Mohollen sacrificed the two runners up 90 feet each. Steve Miller then plated a pair of runs with a two-run single to give York the 2-0 lead.

• York made it 4-0 in the fourth as Clayton Hoff and Hossler drilled back-to-back two out home runs to right field, giving York the four run cushion. The home run is Hossler's third of the year while the round tripper for Hoff is his first collegiate tater.

• That lead would be short lived as the Saints exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the fourth. They banged out 11 hits and a Spartan error. The Saints hit a pair of three run home runs in the frame.

• Marymount added a single run in the fifth and two more in the eighth to push the lead to 15-4.

• York scored the game's final run in the ninth on a Mohollen RBI triple to right center.


Spartan Offensive Leaders:

Sean Mohollen: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 3B

Zach Hossler: 2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, HR

Steve Miller: 2-for-5, 1 RBI

Clayton Hoff: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Marymount Offensive Leaders:

Connor Hall: 4-for-6, 2 runs scored

Ryan Blake: 3-for-6, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2B

Brandon Savage: 3-for-5, 2 runs scored, RBI,

Roy Coates: 3-for-5, 3 RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Luke Tyree: 3-for-4, 3 RBI, 1 run scored, HR


Spartan Pitching Leaders:

Joel Kenney: 3.1 IP, 13 hits, 8 earned runs, 1 BB, 1 K

Chris Wolf: 1.0 IP, 5 hits, 5 runs, 1 earned run, 2 K, 1 BB

Jordan Flowers: 3.1 IP, 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 BB, 0 K

Ben Demchak: 0.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 BB

Saints Pitching Leaders:

Collin Bazemore: 6.0 IP, 9 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 K, 2 BB

Jake Kniatt: 1.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs

Scott Robinson: 1.1 IP, 1 hit, 1 earned run


Winning Pitcher (Record): Collin Bazemore: 1-2

Losing Pitcher (Record): Joel Kenney (3-2)

Save (Number): None


Notes: York had five runs on 10 hits with two errors while the Saints had 15 runs on 24 hits with two errors … the 24 hits allowed matches a season high … the two home runs allowed marked the tenth game this year in which York has allowed multiple home runs and York is 2-7-1.


Game Two How It Happened

• The Saints jumped out to an early lead as they built off the game one momentum with a run in the bottom of the first.

• York tied the game in the top of the third courtesy of a Zach Hossler RBI single.

• York took a temporary 2-1 lead as Steve Miller blasted a solo home run to right with one out in the sixth.

• The Saints took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth as Ben Berczek hit a two run homer down the right field line.

• York had a big eighth inning as the Green and White put together a four run frame. Miller had an RBI double to start the scoring. Michael Moore ripped a two-run single to right and then Garrett Southern drew a bases loaded walk to put York up 6-3.

• The Saints won the game with a four-run rally of their own in the bottom of the ninth inning to steal the win from York. Ryan Blake had a two run double to trim York's lead to 6-5. The Saints then got the game winning run on a three-base error from the Spartans as York suffered the tough loss.


Spartan Offensive Leaders:

Steve Miller: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, HR, 2 2B

Michael Moore: 1-for-2, 2 RBI

Garrett Southern: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 2B

Zach Hossler: 2-for-5, 1 RBI

Saints Offensive Leaders:

Lorenzo Calderon: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 2B

Ryan Blake: 1-for-1, 2 RBI, 2B

Stephen Berczak: 1-for-2, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, HR


Spartan Pitching Leaders:

Randy Frankenfield: 6.0 IP, 5 hits, 3 earned runs, 7 K, 2 BB

Will Grega: 2.1 IP, 3 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, 3 K, 1 BB

Marymount Pitching Leaders:

Dylan Gerdts: 6.0 IP, 7 hits, 2 eanred runs, 2 K, 0 BB

John LaMotta: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Conner Hall: 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 4 earned runs, 4 BB, 0 K

Sean O'Connell: 1.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 K, 0 BB


Winning Pitcher (Record): Sean O'Connell (2-0)

Losing Pitcher (Record): Will Grega (0-1)

Save (Number): None


Notes: York outhit Marymount as they had six runs on 10 hits with one error while the Saints had seven runs on eight hits with one error … the Spartans reached double figures in hits in three straight games and in four of their last five games … York has not reached double figures in runs since last Saturday, a span of five games … the four doubles tied a season-high … York did not allow a stolen base for the first time in five games … York is now 3-3 all-time against Marymount as the Saints began playing baseball in 2014.

What's Next: The Spartans return to action on Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Messiah to close out a seven game road trip. First pitch from Grantham, PA is set for 3:30 pm. The Spartans have played nine of their last ten games on the road.   

Steve Miller photo courtesy of Joe Rodgers - Five Star Media