Spartans Hit Six Homers in Doubleheader Split

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

RADNOR, PA. – The York College softball team picked up another split in non-conference action as they took game one over Cabrini 10-2 but fell in the nightcap 3-2. The Spartans tied their school record they set earlier this season with five homeruns in game one.

 

Team Records:

York (Pa.): 11-7

Cabrini: 9-10

 

Game One Stats

Runs: York 10 / Cabrini 2
Hits: York 10 / Cabrini 6
Errors: York 0 / Cabrini 3
Left on Base: York 4 / Cabrini 3

 

York Offensive Leaders

Alyssa Harhigh: 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored, 2 HR, BB

Taylor Lindsay: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2 HR

Mia Ruffalo: 2-for-3, RBI, 2 runs scored, HR

Shyla Pastore: 2-for-4, 1 run scored

 

Cabrini Offensive Leaders

Olivia Young: 2-for-3, 1 run scored, 2B

Amber Seamen: 1-for-2, RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Kaitlyn Martin: 1-for-2

 

Spartan Pitching

Ginger Lewis: 5.0 innings pitched, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 7 K (W, 4-1)

 

Cabrini Pitching

Grace Stairiker: 5.0 innings pitched, 10 hits, 10 runs, 6 earned runs, 2 BB, 2 K (L, 4-5)

 

How It Happened

• York did not wait long to jump on the Cavaliers as Alyssa Harhigh and Mia Ruffalo struck for back-to-back homeruns in the top of the first inning to give the Spartans the early 2-0 lead.

Taylor Lindsay would then lead off the top of the second with a solo blast of her own and York led 3-0 headed into the bottom of the second. Cabrini would get one back in the bottom of the frame with a leadoff homerun of their own off the bat of Amber Seamen. The Spartans answered in the top of the third with a pair of two-run homeruns coming from Harhigh and Lindsay to extend the Spartan lead to 7-1. Cabrini would get one run back in the bottom of the inning but York still led by five after three innings.

• The Spartans would take advantage of a pair of Cavalier errors in the top of the fourth scoring three runs on just one hit as York cruised to a game-one victory by a 10-2 score in five innings.

 

Game Two Stats

Runs: York 2 / Cabrini 3
Hits: York 7 / Cabrini 5
Errors: York 4 / Cabrini 1
Left on Base: York 7 / Cabrini 7

 

York Offensive Leaders

Mia Ruffalo: 2-for-3, RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Elle Meyer: 2-for-4, 2B

Julie Van O'Linda: 1-for-3, RBI

Taylor Lindsay: 1-for-3, 1 run scored, 2B

 

Cabrini Offensive Leaders

Aysiah Cintron: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Allison Martin: 1-for-3, 1 run scored, 2B

Faith Pitskioullis: 1-for-3, 2B

 

Spartan Pitching

Ginger Lewis: 4.0 innings pitched, 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, BB, 3 K (L, 4-2)

Samantha Kiser: 2.0 innings pitched, K

 

Cabrini Pitching

Casey Scheuren: 7.0 innings pitched, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, BB, 3 K (W, 4-5)

 

How It Happened

• York took the early lead in the top of the second inning. After a Taylor Lindsay double, Julie Van O'Linda would come up with a clutch two-out single to center field to bring in Lindsay for the first run of the game. Cabrini would answer in the bottom of the frame when Allison Martin came in to score on an Olivia Young single to tie the game. Ginger Lewis buckled down and minimized the damage by stranding three Cavalier runners on the bases to keep the score tied 1-1.

• Cabrini would take their first lead of the day in the bottom of the fourth inning. Aysiah Cintron would launch a two-out two-run homer to center field giving the Cavaliers a 3-1 advantage. The Spartan offense as held hitless in the fourth and fifth innings before Mia Ruffalo would launch a solo shot to cut the Cabrini lead in half in the bottom of the sixth.

• The Spartans would get the tying run in scoring position on an Elle Meyer double but she would be left standing on second and York dropped game two 3-2.

 

SPARTAN NOTES:

The Spartans are now 6-2 all-time against Cabrini … the game-two loss snapped a three-game winning streak for York in the series … the Spartans tied their program record with five homeruns in game one, they set the record earlier this season in a win over Regis … Alyssa Harhigh and Taylor Lindsay became the seventh and eighth Spartans in program history to hit multiple homeruns in a single game, joining Mia Ruffalo and Julie Van O'Linda who did it earlier this season … Ruffalo also hit two homeruns on the day with one in each game … York has now hit 18 homeruns on the season as a team, led by Harhigh who now has seven round-trippers … the Spartans broke a ten-game streak of not reaching double-digit runs with 10 in game one … game two was the first game York did not steal a base this season … York has now hit nine home runs in their last six games … the Spartans are now 2-2 on the road this year.

 

UP NEXT:

The Spartans return home when they host the Messiah College Falcons in a non-conference twinbill. First pitch scheduled for 3:00 pm on Thursday at the Spartan Softball Stadium.

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