MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The York College baseball team opened their 2018 campaign with an 11-0 loss to Johnson & Wales on Monday evening in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The Wildcats blew the game wide open with a seven run top of the ninth to turn the close game into a blowout.
Records: York 0-1 / Johnson & Wales 1-0
Final Score: Johnson & Wales 11 – York 0
Hits: York 6 / JWC 14
Errors: York 4 / JWC 2
Left on Base: York 9 / JWC 7
How It Happened
• The Wildcats reached Spartan starter Joel Kenney for a pair of runs in the top of the second inning. Back-to-back doubles from Tim Lombardi and Aidan Hagarty gave the Wildcats their first run. Raimiel Rodriguez then made it 2-0 on an RBI single that scored Hagarty.
• The Wildcats got a run on a passed ball in the third and one more in the fourth as Rodriguez tripled and scored on an error.
• Johnson & Wales exploded for seven runs on six hits and an error in the top of the ninth to put the game away.
Spartan Offensive Leaders
Zach Hossler: 2-for-3
Luke Knott: 1-for-1
Johnson & Wales Offensive Leaders
Raimeil Rodriguez: 3-for-5, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2B, 3B
Tim Lombardi: 2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 2B
Colby Greenhalgh: 2-for-4, RBI, 1 run scored
Joel Kenney: 6.1 IP, 8 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 4 K, 0 BB (Loss, 0-1)
Jeff Noss: 2.1 IP, 4 hits, 7 runs, 1 earned run, 5 K, 3 BB
Kyle Lebo: 0.1 IP, 2 hits
Johnson & Wales Pitching
Keith Grant: 8.0 IP, 5 hits, 0 runs, 7 K, 2 BB (Win, 1-0)
Rich Marshall: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 K
The Spartans are now 3-4 in season openers under seventh year head coach Mike Scappa … last year the Spartans shutout the Wildcats 7-0 in the opener … York had not been shutout in a season opener in 15 years as the last time it happened was on February 22, 2003 as Virginia Wesleyan blanked the Spartans 6-0 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina … the Spartans finished the 2003 season with a record of 22-16.
The Spartans and Wildcats will tangle again on Tuesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 pm at Pelican Stadium.