YORK, Pa. – The York College baseball team erupted with a 10-run third inning, consisting of four home runs, three of them in a row, to blitz St. Mary's (Md.) College 14-2 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Tuesday at Jaquet Field. Jeff Noss threw seven innings, allowing just two runs on six hits to earn his first win of the season on the mound.
York: 10-12-1, 3-5 CAC,
St. Mary's: 9-11, 2-8 CAC
Score: York 14, St. Mary's 2
Hits: York 15, St. Mary's 6
Errors: York 1, St. Mary's 3
Left on Base: York 8, St. Mary's 4
How it Happened
• Jeff Noss had his stuff working early, allowing just a single base runner in the first two innings. That lone runner, was quickly eradicated, though, when he forced a 6-4-3 double play. He dismissed three of the six batters via strikeout, throwing 20 strikes in his first 27 pitches.
• The Spartan bats capitalized in the bottom of the second with three runs. With one out, freshman Jack Barry launched a double to right center field before Rob Acierno worked a walk. With two on, Garrett Southern singled to load the bases for Collin Crowell. Crowell grounded into a fielder's choice, driving home Barry and on an overthrow to first, Acierno came home. Crowell would score before the end of the inning off a single to left from Grant Oberholtzer.
• The bats stayed hot in the bottom of third, launching four bombs in the inning, including back-to-back-to-back jacks from Barry, Acierno and Southern. Seth Brosius led off the third with a homer to left center, pushing the York lead to 4-0. Christian Bilan doubled to put a man on before the trio of long balls quickly made it 8-0. The Spartans would eventually lay a 10 spot on the Seahawks in the inning as Zach Hossler drove one in on a sacrifice fly, and Brosius, Bilan and Acierno would also drive runners in, finishing the third up 13-0.
• Noss continued to deal, especially with all the run support the offense provided, and only faced seven batters combined in the fourth and fifth innings. The Seahawks eventually scored a pair of runs on two hits in the top of the sixth, but Noss calmly worked out of the jam with a double play ball to end the inning. He threw seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out seven. Alex Myers entered for the final two innings, without allowing a hit, to seal the victory.
Spartan Offensive Leaders
Christian Bilan: 3-for-5, 2 runs scored, RBI, 2B
Rob Acierno: 2-for-3, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, HR
Jack Barry: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, HR, 2B
Seth Brosius: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, HR
Garrett Southern: 2-for-4, RBI, run scored, HR
Seahawk Offensive Leaders
Sam James: 2-for-3, run scored
Jay Hammett: 1-for-4, RBI
Jeff Noss: 7.0 innings pitched, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, BB, 7 K (W, 1-1)
Alex Myers: 2.0 innings pitched, 0 hits, K
Jackson Edelman: 2.0 innings pitched, 8 hits, 9 runs, 9 earned runs, 3 BB (L, 4-4)
Will Spanoghe: 1.0 inning pitched, 3 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned runs, K
Tim Hand: 3.0 innings pitched, 2 hits
Matt Henigan: 2.0 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 2 BB, 3 K
York is now 59-17 all-time against the Seahawks … the Spartans swept the season series … in the two games, York outscored St. Mary's 28-6 this season … four home runs is the most in a game this season … all four homers came in the third inning on Tuesday … freshman Jack Barry hit his fourth homer of the season, tying him with Grant Oberholtzer for the team high … Barry has a team-high 29 RBI … Garrett Southern and Rob Acierno hit their first homers of the season … it was Seth Brosius' second … Acierno matched his career highs with three RBI and two hits … Jeff Noss now has a 4.38 ERA in 24.2 innings pitched and earned his first win of the season.
On Thursday, York travels to PSU-Harrisburg for the first of two matchups with the Lions. The Spartans are 19-2 all-time against Harrisburg, having swept the season series a year ago. First pitch is slated for 3:45 p.m.