Spartans Split Tuesday Games in Florida

Melissa Jurkiewicz photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Melissa Jurkiewicz photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

CLERMONT, FL – The York College softball team split a pair of games on Tuesday afternoon on the third set of games during their 2018 spring trip.

York opened the day with a 9-5 win against Hanover before falling in nine innings to Adrian, 3-2.



York (Pa.): 3-3

Hanover: 3-2

Adrian: 4-2


Game One

Score: York (Pa.) 9 – Hanover 5

Hits: York 8, Hanover 9

Errors: York 4, Hanover 3

Left on Base: York 5, Hanover 8


How It Happened

• Hanover got on the board in the top of the first as Mackenzie Smith tripled and scored on a McKenzie Writt to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.

• The Spartans got a pair of runs in the bottom of the second on a bases loaded RBI single from Ashley Werner. Senior Savannah Zittle knocked in the second run with a sacrifice fly as York led 2-1.

• Both teams plated runs in the fourth inning. Hanover's run came on a lead off home run from Shelby Edington while York's tally came on a pinch hit RBI single from Savannah Galati.

• The Panthers put together a three run rally in the top of the sixth as they forged a 5-3 lead. The uprising was aided by a pair of Spartan errors.

• The Spartans answered in a big way in the bottom of the sixth as they scored six runs on five hits with three Hanover errors as York seized control of the game. Zittle had a big two run double while Eryn Bailey added an RBI of her own. Joanna Marmo contributed a two-run single to right to close out the scoring in the inning.


Spartan Offensive Leaders

Savannah Zittle: 1-for-2, 3 RBI, 1 run scored, 2B

Madison Bowen: 2-for-3, 1 run scored

Joanna Marmo: 1-for-4, 2 RBI

Ashley Werner: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored

Savannah Galati: 1-for-1, 1 RBI


Hanover Offensive Leaders

Mackenzie Smith: 2-for-4, 1 run scored

Ashley Swearingen: 2-for-3, 2B

Shelby Edington: 1-for-3, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, HR

Jennah Ruddick: 1-for-3, 2 RBI

McKenzie Writt: 1-for-4, 1 RBI


York Pitching

Ginger Lewis: 5.0 IP, 7 hits, 5 runs, 4 earned runs, 3 K, 1 BB

Melissa Jurkiewicz: 2.0 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 K, 2 BB (Win, 1-1)


Hanover Pitching

Sydney Griffin: 5.2 IP, 7 hits, 9 runs, 3 earned runs, 10 K, 4 BB (Loss, 2-1)

Bug Donnell: 0.1 IP, 1 hit


Game Two

Score: Adrian 3 – York 2, 9 innings

Hits: York 3, Adrian 6

Errors: York 2, Adrian 0

Left on Base: York 5, Adrian 6


How It Happened

• The Spartans got the scoring started in the top of the second on a Madison Bowen RBI triple. Bowen would get stranded at third as York could only get one.

• Adrian tied the game with a run in the bottom of the third as Taylor Van't Land tripled and scored on a fielder's choice.

• After a scoreless eighth inning with the runner placed at second, the Spartans got a single run in the top of the ninth as Haley Hirn had a sacrifice fly.

• The Bulldogs tied the game on a Spartan error before they loaded the bases with one out. Adrian won the game on a Lindsey Branscum single as the Spartans dropped their third one-run game of the year.


Spartan Offensive Leaders

Madison Bowen: 1-for-3, RBI, 3B

Haley Hirn: 0-for-2, RBI, 1 run scored

Shyla Pastore: 1-for-4, 1 run scored

Savannah Zittle: 1-for-3, 3B


Adrian Offensive Leaders

Jamie Bell: 2-for-4, 1 run scored

Paige Cubberly: 1-for-4, RBI

Lindsey Branscum: 1-for-4, RBI

Taylor Van't Land: 1-for-3, 3B


York Pitching

Melissa Jurkiewicz: 8.1 IP, 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 earned run, 5 K, 1 BB (Loss, 1-2)  


Adrian Pitching

Rebecca Neal: 9.0 IP, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 6 K, 3 BB (Win, 3-0)


Up Next:

The Spartans return to action on Wednesday morning when they face off against Rose-Hulman in the opener followed by a contest against Alverno. The Rose-Hulman game is set for a 9:00 am first pitch while the Alverno game follows at 11:30 am.