Spartan Baseball Picks Up Win Number One

Will Grega photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Will Grega photo courtesy of Scott Guise

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The York College baseball team picked up their first win of the year on Tuesday afternoon as they downed Johnson & Wales 11-2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Spartans scored four in the third and five more in the eighth to blow the game open.


Game #2

Records: York 1-1 / Johnson & Wales 1-1

Final Score: York 11 – Johnson & Wales 2

Hits: York 10 / JWC 4

Errors: York 1 / JWC 1

Left on Base: York 9 / JWC 6


How It Happened

• The Spartans opened the scoring in the second as Rob Acierno scored on a fielder's choice after opening the inning with a double.

• York made it 5-0 in the third with a four run uprising. Luke Knott had an RBI single to start the scoring in the frame. Collin Crowell then plated a pair of runs with a two-run single to left. Crowell scampered home on a double steal to close out the scoring in the inning.

• The Spartans pushed the lead to 6-0 on a Seth Brosius sacrifice fly in the fourth.

• The Wildcats trimmed the Spartan lead to 6-2 in the fourth. Aiden Hagarty had an RBI single while Tim Lombardi had an RBI ground out to plate the second run.

• The Spartans blew the game open in the eighth with a five run inning. Acierno had a two run single while Devin Chapman had a two run double. Crowell closed out the scoring with an RBI double.


Spartan Offensive Leaders

Collin Crowell: 2-for-3, 4 RBI, 1 run scored, 2B

Rob Acierno: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2B

Devin Chapman: 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 2B

Luke Knott: 1-for-3, 2 runs scored, RBI, BB


Johnson & Wales Offensive Leaders

Aiden Hagarty: 1-for-3, RBI

Adam Diehl: 1-for-4, run scored

Edison Mercado: 1-for-4, run scored

Tim Lombardi: 0-for-1, RBI


Spartan Pitching

Will Grega: 6.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 6 K, 1 BB (Win, 1-0)

Ben Demchak: 3.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 3 BB, 1 K (Save, 1)


Johnson & Wales Pitching

James Smiegocki: 4.1 IP, 7 hits, 6 runs, 4 earned runs, 3 K, 2 BB (Loss, 0-1)

Kyle Cutler: 3.0 IP, 0 hits, 1 earned run, 5 K, 1 BB

Ryan Depatie: 0.1 IP, 1 hit, 3 earned runs, 2 BB

Kevin Manning: 0.1 IP, 2 hits, 1 earned run

Josh Mousseau: 1.0 IP, 2 K


Game Notes:

The Spartans and Wildcats split their spring trip series for the second year in a row … junior Will Grega made his fourth career start a memorable one as he tossed six innings, allowing one earned run on four hits with six strikeouts and one walk … Grega made three starts as a freshman but spent his sophomore year pitching out of the bullpen … Grega is now slotted as the Spartans' second starter … reliever Ben Demchak tied his career high with three innings of work to earn the save … Demchak did not allow a hit in his three inning outing … senior Collin Crowell had four RBI as he now has 50 RBI for his career.


Up Next:

The Spartans return to action on Wednesday morning when they face off against John Jay in game three of their four game Myrtle Beach trip. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 pm.