Denison Blanks Spartans in Spring Trip Finale

Collin Crowell photo courtesy of Greg Myers
Collin Crowell photo courtesy of Greg Myers

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA. – The York College Spartan baseball squad dropped their second straight as the Denison Big Red blanked the Spartans 7-0 in the final game of York's 2018 spring trip. The Green and White dropped their final two games of the trip as they were outscored 18-4 in the two games.


Records: York 3-3, Denison 1-1

Score: York 0, Denison 7

Hits: York 2, Denison 14

Errors: York 2, Denison 0

Left on Base: York 4, Denison 9


How It Happened

• The Big Red jumped on the Spartans for five runs in the top of the first inning to immediately seize control of the game. Brian McAuliffe opened the scoring with a one out RBI single. A Spartan error allowed the next run to score and Jake Ryder followed with an RBI single to push the Denison lead to 3-0. Will Krushena scored on a passed ball and Sam Franzen plated Ryder with the final run of the inning.

• That turned out to be plenty for Denison starter Tyler Perrett as he twirled seven shutout innings. The Spartans got a lead off single from Grant Oberholtzer in the bottom of the first but that would be the only hit Perrett allowed in seven innings of work.

• The Big Red tacked on two runs in the top of the sixth to provide for the final 7-0 margin of victory.

• York's other hit in the game came from shortstop Collin Crowell in the bottom of the eighth inning. York had just five base runners over nine innings with two hits and three walks.


Spartan Offensive Leaders

Grant Oberholtzer: 1-for-4

Collin Crowell: 1-for-3


Big Red Offensive Leaders

Noah Hahn: 3-for-5, 1 run scored, SB

Sam Frazen: 3-for-4, 1 RBI

Will Krushena: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 2B

Vince Walker: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 2B, 2 SB

Jake Ryder: 1-for-3, 1 run scored, 1 RBI

Tanner Johnson: 1-for-3, 2 runs scored, 2 BB, 2B, SB


Spartan Pitching

Will Grega: 5.0 IP, 12 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 5 K, BB (Loss, 1-1)

Brandon Haggerty: 4.0 IP, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 3 BB, 4 K


Tiger Pitching

Taylor Perrett: 7.0 IP, 1 hit, 5 K, 3 BB (Win, 1-0)

Caleb Stuewing: 2.0 IP, 1 hit, 2 K



The Spartans hit .212 in their six game southern trip … the Green and White averaged 4.5 runs on the trip but were shutout twice in six games … the Spartans committed 12 errors in the six games which led to 18 unearned runs … starter Will Grega has 11 strikeouts and two walks in his 11 innings of work … Spartan pitching has walked 21 in 53 innings of work … senior Devin Chapman led the Spartans with a .357 batting average on the trip … senior Zach Hossler drove in a team-high six runs on the trip while he had a team-high tying eight total bases … junior Grant Oberholtzer notched a team-high three doubles on the trip … York went 8-for-10 in stolen bases on the trip while opponents were just 6-for-14.


Up Next:

The Spartans are slated to make their 2018 home debut on Tuesday afternoon as they will host Franklin & Marshall College in a non-conference contest at Jaquet Field. First pitch is set for 3:00 pm.