#1 Shenandoah Slips by Spartans in Monday Afternoon Contest

#1 Shenandoah Slips by Spartans in Monday Afternoon Contest

SHENANDOAH, VA – The York College baseball squad dropped a 6-4 decision to top-ranked Shenandoah University on Monday afternoon in Shenandoah, Virginia. The top-ranked Hornets stopped York's win streak at three with the two-run victory.



York (Pa.): 18-18

#1 Shenandoah: 34-6


Game Stats:

Runs: York 4 / Shenandoah 6

Hits: York 8 / Shenandoah 12

Errors: York 2 / Shenandoah 2

Left On Base: York 9 / Shenandoah 6


Spartan Offensive Leaders

Logan Countryman: 3-for-4, 1 run scored, 2B, BB

Seth Brosius: 2-for-4, RBI, 2 2B, BB

Christian Bilan: 2-for-5, 1 RBI

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


Hornet Offensive Leaders

Nate Loman: 3-for-4, 1 run scored, RBI, 2B

Neil Dutton: 2-for-3, 1 run scored, 2 RBI

Dan Cameron: 2-for-3, 1 run scored

Tristan Baker: 2-for-4, RBI


Spartan Pitchers

Joel Kenney: 7.0 IP, 10 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 3 K, 0 BB (Loss, 3-3)

Zac Stoll: 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 unearned run, 0 K, 0 BB


Hornet Pitchers

Ryan Kinter: 3.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 K, 2 BB (Win, 1-0)

Steve Jones: 2.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 K, 1 BB

Nate Loman: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 K, 1 BB

Brian Roden: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 K, 0 BB

Tyler Hott: 2.0 IP, 2 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 K, 0 BB (Save, 7)


How It Happened

• The number one Hornets jumped on Spartan starter Joel Kenney for a pair of runs in the bottom of the first but the uprising was aided by a Spartan error. Neil Dutton had a two-run single to center after the error extended the inning as both Shenandoah runs were unearned.

• Shenandoah made it 3-0 on a Tristan Baker RBI single to short with two outs in the bottom of the second.

• The Hornet lead grew to 4-0 in the bottom of the third as Jake Loew scored Able Arocho with a sacrifice fly.

• York got on the board in the top of the fifth. Collin Crowell drew a one out walk. Logan Countryman then singled to left, moving Crowell to second. Seth Brosius drove a double to right field that scored Crowell and moved Countryman to third. Christian Bilan followed with a single to center, scoring Countryman and putting Spartans at the corners with one out. Shenandoah pitcher Steve Jones got out of the jam with a strikeout and a fly out, stranding two Spartans as York cut their deficit in half.

• Nate Loman pushed the Hornet lead back to three with a RBI single to center in the bottom of the sixth.

• The Spartans put one last rally together in the top of the eighth. Grant Oberholtzer stroked a pinch-hit triple to right center, scoring Zach Hossler with York's third run. Crowell then scored Oberholtzer with an RBI ground out as York cut the Hornet lead to 5-4. Countryman followed Crowell's ground out with a double but the Spartans wouldn't be able to get him home.

• The Hornets got another unearned run in the bottom of the eighth, pushing Shenandoah's lead back to two at 6-4.

• The Spartans went 1-2-3 in the ninth as they suffered the close loss to the number one team in the country.


Game Notes:

York is now 3-6 against Shenandoah in the history of the series ... York has lost six straight against the Hornets …  junior Joel Kenney got his second consecutive start against a nationally ranked team … Kenny blanked #10 Randolph-Macon last week but dropped today's decision against the Hornets … Grant Oberholtzer's triple was just the third of the year for the Spartans … York had a trio of doubles for the third time in the last four games … York has 13 doubles in the last four games … York had another two errors as they have 13 errors in their last five games … York has allowed 16 runs in their last three games but only 10 of those runs are earned.


Up Next:

The Spartans return to action on Tuesday for their final home game of the 2017 season. York will host Elizabethtown in a non-conference contest on Tuesday at 4:00 pm. The game will be preceded by York's 2017 senior day ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 3:45 at Jaquet Field in York. 

Grant Oberholtzer photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography