Baseball Earns a Split at Wesley

Baseball Earns a Split at Wesley

DOVER, DEL -  The York College baseball team split a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader at Wesley College on Saturday afternoon in Dover, Delaware. The Wolverines captured game one 5-3 before the Spartans exploded for 12 runs on 22 hits in the nightcap as they earned the 12-0 win.

 

Records:

York (Pa.): 9-4, 4-1 CAC

Wesley: 12-8, 4-5 CAC

 

Game One Stats

Runs: York 3 / Wesley 5

Hits: York 9 / Wesley 12

Errors: York 0 / Wesley 0

Left on Base: York 9 / Wesley 9

 

Spartans Offensive Leaders

Collin Crowell: 3-for-4, 1 run scored, HBP

Zach Hossler: 2-for-3, 1 run scored, 2 2B

Christian Bilan: 1-for-3, 1 RBI

Grant Oberholtzer: 1-for-3, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, HR

 

Wolverine Offensive Leaders

Trey Mears: 3-for-5, 1 RBI

Michael Piccirillo: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored

Chris Seibert: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored

Deshawn Aiken: 1-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 RBI

 

Spartan Pitching Leaders

Randy Frankenfield: 6.1 IP, 9 hits, 4 earned runs, 10 K, 3 BB (Loss, 1-2)

Zac Stoll: 1.2 IP, 3 hits, 1 unearned run, 1 K, 0 BB

 

Wesley Pitching Leaders

Sam Meck: 8.0 IP, 8 hits, 3 earned runs, 7 K, 2 BB (Win, 2-3)

Alex Marrs: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 K, 1 BB (Save, 1)

 

How It Happened

• York opened the game one scoring with a Michael Moore RBI ground out in the top of the first.

• The Wolverines struck for a trio of runs in the bottom of the second inning. Wesley got the first run on a passed ball, the second run on an RBI single to center from Deshawn Aiken. The third run came on a Chris Seibert RBI single to left.

Christian Bilan cut the York deficit to 3-2 with a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Collin Crowell.

• York tied the game in the top of the fourth as Grant Oberholtzer launched a solo home run to lead off the inning.

• Wesley took a 4-3 lead in the sixth on an RBI fielder's choice from Trey Mears.

• The Spartans looked like they had tied the game in the top of the seventh as Crowell tried to score on a Zach Hossler double but Crowell was cut down at the plate for the second out of the inning.

• Wesley added an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh on an Aaron Briggs RBI double.

• York got a pair of runners in the top of the ninth but wouldn't be able to push them across as York had their four game win streak.

 

Game Two Stats

Runs: York 12 / Wesley 0

Hits: York 22 / Wesley 8

Errors: York 1 / Wesley 0

Left on Base: York 14 / Wesley 6

 

Spartans Offensive Leaders

Seth Brosius: 3-for-5, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, 2B

Christian Bilan: 3-for-5, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, 2B, HR

Logan Countryman: 4-for-4, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI

Patrick Clement: 3-for-5, 1 run scored, 2 RBI, 2B

Grant Oberholtzer: 3-for-5, 1 run scored, 1 RBI

Collin Crowell: 2-for-6, 1 run scored, RBI

 

Wolverine Offensive Leaders

Cody Dmiterchik: 3-for-4

Chris Seibert: 2-for-4, 2B

 

Spartan Pitching Leaders

Elliot Mortimer: 9.0 IP, 8 hits, 0 runs, 5 K, 1 BB (Win, 2-0)

 

Wesley Pitching Leaders

Cody Simet: 6.2 IP, 16 hits, 9 earned runs, 2 BB, 1 K (Loss, 2-2)

Connor Springsteen: 2.1 IP, 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 3 BB, 2 HBP

 

How It Happened

• The Spartan offense erupted in game two. The Green and White opened the scoring in the top of the first inning as Christian Bilan plated Seth Brosius with a two-out RBI double. Grant Oberholtzer then plated Bilan with an RBI single, giving York the 2-0 lead.

• The lead remained 2-0 until the Spartans added a single run in the sixth courtesy of a Bilan solo home run to lead off the inning.

• York blew it wide open in the seventh as York dented the plate seven times to turn a close game into a rout. All seven of the runs came with two outs as York banged out eight hits in the inning. Garrett Southern and Collin Crowell each had a pair of RBIs in the inning.

• York closed out the scoring with single runs in the eighth and ninth innings. The eighth inning run came on a Patrick Clement RBI double. The ninth inning run came on a Logan Countryman sacrifice fly.

 

SPARTAN NOTES:

The Spartans are now 21-17 all-time against the Wolverines … the Spartans and Wolverines have split their last ten meetings with five wins for each squad … senior Elliot Mortimer twirled his second shutout of the year as he scattered eight hits in game two … the Spartans' 22 hits in game two was a season high by six hits (16 vs. John Jay on March 3) … the four doubles in game two matches a season high and that's the fourth time they have banged out four two-baggers in a game … York hit a home run in each game on Saturday, the first two home runs in an official game this year … York struck out just one time in game two after fanning eight times in game one … the game two shutout was York's second of the year with the first coming in the 7-0 season opening win over Johnson& Wales on February 27 … Mortimer's one walk in the night cap was a season low for the Spartans in a game … York pitchers combined to strike out 16 in the two games while they walked four … the doubleheader kicks off a stretch of six games in six days for the Green and White.

 

UP NEXT:

The Spartans are scheduled to return to action on Sunday afternoon as they are to host nationally ranked Rowan University in a non-conference contest from Jaquet Field. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 pm.

The Spartans also rescheduled last week's game at Penn State Harrisburg. The Spartans and Lions will now play Tuesday afternoon in Middletown. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 pm.  

Elliot Mortimer photo courtesy of Greg Myers

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