Lindsay's Grand Slam Lifts Spartans to Split with Blue Jays

Taylor Lindsay photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography
Taylor Lindsay photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA. – The York College softball team bounced back after a game one loss to the Elizabethtown Blue Jays with a resounding 9-1 victory in game two headlined by Taylor Lindsay's grand slam.

 

Team Records:

York (Pa.): 22-14

Elizabethtown: 14-18

 

Game One Stats

Runs: York 3 / Elizabethtown 8
Hits: York 7 / Elizabethtown 15
Errors: York 3 / Elizabethtown 0
Left on Base: York 10 / Elizabethtown 9

 

York Offensive Leaders

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

Mia Ruffalo: 2-for-3, 3B, BB

Taylor Lindsay: 1-for-4, RBI, 1 run scored, HR

 

Elizabethtown Offensive Leaders

Lindsey Fasolo: 3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2B

Kaitlyn Witmer: 3-for-4, 4 RBI, 2B

Brinley Schmdit: 3-for-4, 2 runs scored, SB

Emma Varrato: 3-for-4, 2 runs scored, 2B

 

Spartan Pitching

Hannah Vogt: 0.2 innings pitched, 4 hits, 2 runs, 0 earned runs (L, 2-1)

Taylor Lindsay: 4.2 innings pitched, 10 hits, 6 runs, 6 earned runs, BB, K

Shyla Pastore: 0.2 innings pitched, 1 hit

 

Elizabethtown Pitching

Amber Sergas: 7.0 innings pitched, 7 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 5 BB, 4 K (W, 7-8)

 

How It Happened

• The Blue Jays would get on the board first in the bottom half of the inning scoring a pair of unearned runs. Elizabethtown got their two runs on RBI-singles by Lindsey Fasolo and Kaitlyn Witmer to take an early 2-0 lead.

• York would get one run back on a lead-off blast by Taylor Lindsay. But the Jays would respond in the bottom of the fifth plating a pair of runs on three hits. Witmer hit another RBI-single followed by a sacrifice fly by Paige Phillips as the Jays extended their lead to 4-1.

• The Spartans would cut the lead to one in the top of the sixth getting a run on an RBI-double by Natalie Decena. Decena would later score on a wild pitch as York trailed 4-3 headed to the bottom of the sixth.

• Elizabethtown would notch four runs on five hits in the bottom of the sixth to put some space between them and York. Fasolo and Witmer each tallied two-run hits to bring in the four runs. The Spartans would go scoreless in the seventh as York fell 8-3 in game one.

 

Game Two Stats

Runs: York 9 / Elizabethtown 1
Hits: York 10 / Elizabethtown 5
Errors: York 1 / Elizabethtown 2
Left on Base: York 9 / Elizabethtown 7

 

York Offensive Leaders

Joanna Marmo: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2B

Taylor Lindsay: 1-for-4, 4 RBI, 1 run scored, BB, Grand Slam

Shyla Pastore: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 2B, BB

Natalie Decena: 2-for-3, RBI, 1 run scored, SB, BB

 

Elizabethtown Offensive Leaders

Taylor Herman: 2-for-3, 1 run scored

Brinley Schmidt: 1-for-2, RBI

Emma Varrato: 1-for-3, 2B

 

Spartan Pitching

Ginger Lewis: 6.0 innings pitched, 5 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 2 BB, 5 K (W, 11-4)

 

Elizabethtown Pitching

Alyssa Wilkinson: 3.0 innings pitched, 6 hits, 5 runs, 5 earned runs, 2 BB, 2K (L, 5-9)

Christina Dark: 3.0 innings pitched, 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 BB, K

 

How It Happened

• Elizabethtown would strike first in game two scoring one run on three hits. Brinley Schmidt would single to center field to bring in Taylor Herman in the bottom of the first. The Jays would leave the bases loaded and the one run would be the only one the Jays could muster off of Ginger Lewis on the afternoon.

• After a pair of scoreless frames to start the game, York would load the bases on just one hit to set the table for Taylor Lindsay. Lindsay would launch a grand slam to left center to give York their first lead in either game as they led 4-1 after three.

• The Spartans would add another run in the fourth inning when Joanna Marmo would come in to score on a Natalie Decena infield single. York would add two more runs in the top of the fifth inning on a Blue Jay error as York pushed their advantage out 7-1.

• The Spartans would put two more runs on the board in the sixth on a two-run single by Marmo to put York up 9-1. Lewis would retire the Jays in order in the bottom of the sixth to give York the win via the run rule by a 9-1 score.

 

SPARTAN NOTES:

This Spartans are now 20-24 all-time against the Blue Jays … this was the second straight win for the Green and White in the series … York hit two more home runs on the day, both by Taylor Lindsay, as they push their already record-setting total out to 35 on the year … York has hit 19 of their 35 homers on the road this season … Lindsay hit her first career grand slam in the win while also improving her home run total to 9 on the year, she has now homered in four straight games … Joanna Marmo set a new school-record for career doubles as her double in game two gave her 40 career two-baggers … Ginger Lewis won her 11th game on the year and is all alone in second for most wins in the CAC … the Spartans are 9-5 on the road this season.

 

UP NEXT:

The Spartans return home as they conclude their Capital Athletic Conference slate with a doubleheader against Frostburg State on Friday. First pitch scheduled for 3:00 pm at Spartan Softball Stadium but the start time is liable to change due to the incoming weather this weekend. Check in on www.ycpspartans.com and our social media pages to stay up to the date on the start time.

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