Spartans Suffer Sweep in Regular Season Finale

Taylor Lindsay photo courtesy of Scott Guise
Taylor Lindsay photo courtesy of Scott Guise

YORK, PA. – The York College softball team closed out their regular season with a pair of non-conference losses to Albright College on Monday afternoon.

 

Team Records:

York (Pa.): 23-17

Albright: 19-15

 

Game One Stats

Runs: York 2 / Albright 11
Hits: York 5 / Albright 13
Errors: York 1 / Albright 0
Left on Base: York 3 / Albright 5

 

York Offensive Leaders

Mia Ruffalo: 1-for-2, RBI

Taylor Lindsay: 1-for-2, RBI

Shyla Pastore: 1-for-3, 2B

 

Albright Offensive Leaders

Kelly Cembrale: 3-for-3, RBI, 2 runs scored

Abigail Lord: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run scored

Camille Sears: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2B

Brooke Yerger: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored

 

Spartan Pitching

Hannah Vogt: 1.1 innings pitched, 5 hits, 7 runs, 7 earned runs, 2 BB (L, 2-2)

Samantha Kiser: 2.2 innings pitched, 7 hits, 4 runs, 4 earned runs, BB, K

Shyla Pastore: 1.0 innings pitched, 1 hit

 

Albright Pitching

Camille Sears: 5.0 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, K (W, 4-8)

 

How It Happened

• York wasted no time getting on the board by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning. Elle Meyer led off the inning with a bunt single and then later stole second base. Meyer would come in to score on an infield single by Mia Ruffalo to get the Spartans on the board. Alyssa Harhigh, who singled earlier in the inning, would then come in to score on a Taylor Lindsay single to left field and York led 2-0 after one.

• The Lions would answer in a massive way using eight hits to bring in nine runs in the top of the second. The Lions would get RBI-hits from five different Lions in the inning including a pair of RBI-singles by Abigail Lord alone and Albright jumped out to a 9-2 lead after just two innings.

• After a pair of scoreless innings, Albright would strike again for two in the top of the fifth. Brooke Yerger would single up the middle to bring in the first run of the frame. A Jordan Chell RBI-groundout would bring in another Lion as Albright ballooned the lead to 11-2. The Spartans would go down in order in the bottom of the fifth and fell 11-2 in five innings in game one.

 

Game Two Stats

Runs: York 0 / Albright 2
Hits: York 8 / Albright 9
Errors: York 3 / Albright 0
Left on Base: York 11 / Albright 11

 

York Offensive Leaders

Joanna Marmo: 2-for-2, BB

Taylor Lindsay: 2-for-3, 2B

Shyla Pastore: 2-for-4, 2B

 

Albright Offensive Leaders

Kaitlyn Chell: 2-for-4, RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Camille Sears: 2-for-4, RBI

Jessica Rodriguez: 1-for-2, 1 run scored

 

Spartan Pitching

Ginger Lewis: 7.0 innings pitched, 9 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 2 BB, 8 K (L, 12-6)

 

Albright Pitching

Camille Sears: 7.0 innings pitched, 8 hits, 0 runs, 3 BB, 4 K (W, 5-8)

 

How It Happened

• Albright would strike first again in game two in the second innings on a two-out solo home run by Kaitlyn Chell as the Lions jumped ahead 1-0 after two innings.

• The Spartans would load the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning but Camille Sears would work her way out of the jam to keep York scoreless and the Lions up 1-0 headed to the seventh.

• The Lions would get some insurance in the seventh when Sears would help her cause by singling up the middle to bring in Jessica Rodriguez to give the Lions a 2-0 advantage headed to the bottom of the seventh inning. York would put the tying run on base in the bottom half but unable to plate any runs as they suffer the sweep with a 2-0 game two defeat.

 

SPARTAN NOTES:

This Spartans are now 7-13 all-time against the Lions … the Spartans have dropped three in a row at the hands of Albright … York is now 10-10 in games in which they do not hit a home run … York ends the regular season on a three-game losing skid averaging just one run per game over that stretch … game two was just the third time York was shutout all year … Taylor Lindsay picked up three more hits on the day and finished the regular season with a .363 batting average which leads the team … Elle Meyer stole her 17th base on the year which is third most in the CAC … four Spartans finished the regular season with over 40 hits led by Alyssa Harhigh with 44 … York ends their home slate with a 7-7 record at Spartan Softball Stadium.

 

UP NEXT:

The Spartans are currently the fourth seed in the conference and would travel to top-seeded Mary Washington for their pod in the CAC tournament. First game of the tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 26.

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