Salisbury Sweeps Spartans in CAC Doubleheader Friday

Ashley Meekins photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Ashley Meekins photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

SALISBURY, MD – The York College softball squad dropped a key Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader on Friday afternoon in Salisbury as the Sea Gulls swept the Green and White. The Sea Gulls won the opener 10-1 and completed the sweep with a 14-6 win in the nightcap.  

 

Records:

York (Pa.): 21-12-1 (7-5 CAC)

Salisbury: 22-10 (9-3 CAC)

 

Game One

Score: York 1, SAL 10

Hits: York 5, SAL 12

Errors: York 1, SAL 0

Left on Base: York 5, SAL 5

Doubles: York 0, SAL 3

Triples: York 0, SAL 1

Home Runs: York 0, SAL 3

 

How It Happened

• The Spartans fell behind early as Salisbury tallied a run in the first and three more in the second to seize control of the contest.

• Salisbury pushed the lead to 7-0 in the fourth with three more runs as all three runs came on home runs, a solo shot from Cat Ramagnano and a two run blast from Dakotah Fraley.

• York notched their lone run of the game in top of the fifth as Savannah Zittle had an RBI single to right center as York trailed 7-1.

• The Sea Gulls ended the game in the bottom of the fifth as Ramagnano blasted a three run homer to left center, giving the Gulls a 10-1 win.

 

Spartan Leaders

Savannah Zittle: 1-for-3, 1 RBI

Eryn Bailey: 0-for-1, 1 run scored

 

Sea Gull Leaders

LeAnne Collins: 3-for-3, 3 runs scored, 3B

Dakotah Fraley: 2-for-2, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, HR

Cat Ramagnano: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 4 RBI, 2 HR

Annie Pietanza: 1-for-3, 1 run scored, 2 RBI

 

York Pitching

Melissa Jurkiewicz: 3.0 IP, 9 hits, 7 earned runs, 2 BB, 3 K (Loss, 9-5)

Samantha Kiser: 1.0 IP, 3 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 K

 

Salisbury Pitching

Shannon Powell: 5.0 IP, 5 hits, 1 earned run, 2 BB, 3 K (9-3)  

 

Game Two

Score: York 6, SAL 14

Hits: York 8, SAL 12

Errors: York 3, SAL 2

Left on Base: York 6, SAL 2

Doubles: York 0, SAL 5

Triples: York 0, SAL 0

Home Runs: York 1, SAL 1

 

How It Happened

• The Spartans opened the scoring in the second as Mia Ruffalo scored on a wild pitch with two outs, putting York up 1-0. The Sea Gulls responded with a three spot in the bottom of the frame. Amelia Trotter blasted a three-run home run with two outs to give Salisbury the 3-1 lead.

• The third inning was an explosive one as both teams plated four runs. Ashley Meekins blasted a grand slam, accounting for York's four runs. Salisbury got their four runs on four hits and one Spartan error as the Gulls led 7-5 after three innings.

• After a quiet fourth inning, York plated a run on an Ashley Werner RBI single to right center, scoring Meekins with York's sixth run. The Sea Gulls ended the game after five innings as they scored seven runs, turning a 7-6 lead into a 14-6 bulge. The Gulls got their seven runs on five hits, an error and a pair of walks.

 

Spartan Leaders

Ashley Meekins: 1-for-3, 2 runs scored, 4 RBI, HR

Joanna Marmo: 2-for-3, 1 run scored

Ashley Werner: 1-for-1, RBI

Savannah Zittle: 1-for-3, 1 run scored

 

Sea Gull Leaders

Dakotah Fraley: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI

LeAnne Collins: 1-for-4, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI

Kirsten Yanarella: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, 2B

Emily Allen: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored

Amelia Trotter: 1-for-2, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI, HR

 

York Pitching

Ginger Lewis: 4.2 IP, 12 hits, 14 runs, 11 earned runs, 3 BB, 5 K (Loss, 9-6)

 

Salisbury Pitching

Rachael Milligan: 2.1 IP, 3 hits, 5 earned runs, 4 BB, 4 K

Shannon Powell: 2.2 IP, 5 hits, 1 earned run, 2 K (Win, 10-3)

 

Notes:

The Spartans suffered just their second doubleheader sweep of the season (at Messiah) … The Spartans surrendered a season-high 24 runs in two games … York had allowed 20 runs in their last five games combined previous to Friday … freshman Ashley Meekins now has six home runs as she is tied for third in the league in round trippers … York had just one extra base hit, Meekins' grand slam, in the two games … York concludes their CAC schedule with the Wesley twin bill on Saturday.

 

Up Next

The Spartans return to action on Saturday afternoon as they head to Dover, Delaware to face the Wesley College Wolverines in a CAC doubleheader. Game one is slated for a 1:00 pm start.  

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