YORK, PA. – The York College baseball team celebrated their five seniors, Grant Oberholtzer, Will Grega, Jake Snyder, Bobby Kuehn, and Garrett Southern, prior to Thursday afternoon's game against #20 Randolph Macon. The Spartans fell to the Yellow Jackets 15-5.
York (Pa.): 24-10
#20 Randolph-Macon: 20-8-1
Runs: York 5 / Randolph-Macon 15
Hits: York 19 / Randolph-Macon 15
Errors: York 1 / Randolph-Macon 0
Left on Base: York 11 / Randolph-Macon 11
Doubles: York 4 / Randolph-Macon 5
Triples: York 0 / Randolph-Macon 0
Home Runs: York 0 / Randolph-Macon 1
York Offensive Leaders
Garrett Southern: 2-for-4, RBI, BB
Austin Denlinger: 1-for-3, RBI, 1 run scored, 2B, BB
Brandon White: 1-for-3, 1 run scored, 2 BB
Grant Oberholtzer: 1-for-4, 1 urn scored, 2B, SB, BB
Randolph-Macon Offensive Leaders
Ryan Duphorn: 4-for-5, 3 RBI, 3 runs scored, 2B, 2 SB
Shawn Nickles: 3-for-6, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 2B
Kevin Mooney: 2-for-3, RBI, 1 run scored, 2 BB
Spencer Pietruszynski: 1-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, HR, BB
Josh Mann: 1.0 innings pitched, 3 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned, 2 BB, K (L, 5-1)
Robert Chaney: 0.1 innings pitched, 5 hits, 7 runs, 7 earned, 2 BB
Tim Halasnik: 2.1 innings pitched, 5 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned, 4 BB, 2 K
Colin Bowling: 1.1 innings pitched, 1 hit
Donovan Oakes: 1.0 innings pitched, 1 hit, K
John Szwajkowski: 1.0 innings pitched, K
Phil Lyons: 1.0 innings pitched, 2 BB
Conor Miller: 1.0 innings pitched, 2 K
Matt Nickles: 5.0 innings pitched, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned, 2 BB, 4 K (W, 2-3)
Jacob Smither: 1.0 innings pitched, BB, K
Patrick Solomita: 1.0 innings pitched, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, BB, K
James Womack: 2.0 innings pitched, 2 BB, 3 K
How It Happened
• The Yellow Jackets jumped on York early scoring a pair of runs on two hits in the first inning. Matt Nickles grounded out to second base to bring in the first run of the game as Ryan Duphorn came in to score after leading the game off with a single. A Shawn Nickles double down the right field line would plate another run as York fell in an early 2-0 hole.
• The second inning Randolph-Macon essentially put the Spartans away early scoring nine runs on seven hits in the inning. The Yellow Jackets got three RBI-doubles in the inning and a three-run homer by Spencer Pietruszynski and York was in an 11-0 hole just two innings in to the game.
• York would get on the board when Craig Wiley led off the third with a double and scored on an RBI-single by Jack Barry. The Yellow Jacket would answer with four runs on four hits in the top of the fourth inning to push the lead out to 15-1.
• An Austin Denlinger sac fly in the fifth along with a sac fly by Luke Turner, and RBI-hits for Jimmy Wiegers and Garrett Southern in the seventh inning to cut the deficit to ten but that would be as close as the Spartans would get as they fell 15-5.
The Spartans are now 4-11-2 all-time against the Yellow Jackets … the Spartans fall to 11-5 in their non-conference schedule … York is 0-5 against ranked opponent on the season … the 15 runs allowed are tied for the most allowed by York in a single game … York walked a season-high 10 batters after just five in their previous four games combined … York's four doubles were the most since they had six back against Stevenson six games ago … Grant Oberholtzer picked up his 50th hit on the year joining Austin Denlinger, who has 52, as the only Spartans with 50 hits … Jimmy Wiegers became the team leader with 13 doubles with another two-bagger in the loss … Phil Lyons made his collegiate debut and tossed a scoreless inning in the eighth inning … the Spartans finished 12-2 at home on the season.
The Spartans will head back on the road for their CAC finale when they take on #2 Christopher Newport in a three-game set starting Saturday. First pitch scheduled for 12:00 pm in Newport News, Virginia.