Spartans Earn Solid Road Win at Harrisburg

Christian Bilan photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Christian Bilan photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

MIDDLETOWN, PA – The York College baseball squad earned an important road win on Thursday as the Spartans downed the Penn State Harrisburg Lions 14-7 in Capital Athletic Conference action in Middletown, PA.

 

Records: York 11-12-1 (4-5 CAC), Harrisburg 21-7 (7-3 CAC)

Score: York 14, Harrisburg 7

Hits: York 13, Harrisburg 7

Errors: York 3, Harrisburg 2

Left on Base: York 10, Harrisburg 14

Doubles: York 2, Harrisburg 1

Triples: York 1, Harrisburg 0

Home Runs: York 2, Harrisburg 1

 

How It Happened

• Both teams tallied single runs in the first inning. Seth Brosius had a sacrifice fly to account for York's run while Zachary Koroneos had an RBI single for the Lions.

• York added two runs in the top of the second as Garrett Southern drilled a two-run homer to put York up 3-1. Harrisburg's Alex Cline answered with a solo shot in the bottom of the frame as York led 3-2 after two complete innings of play.  

• After a quiet third inning, Scott Angstadt tied the game in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single.

• York scored single runs in the top of the fifth and sixth innings to take a 5-3 lead. The Lions then took advantage of some shaky York defense as Harrisburg plated three runs on a hit and two errors to take a 6-5 lead.

• The Spartans answered the Lions three runs in a big way as the Green and White tallied four runs in the top of the seventh. Patrick Clement started the scoring with an RBI double. Grant Oberholtzer followed with a two run single and came around to score on an error as York took a 9-6 lead. Harrisburg got one of those runs back as Bret Williams was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

• York put the game out of reach in the last two innings as they notched two in the eighth and three more in the ninth to account for the seven-run win.

 

Spartan Offensive Leaders

Christian Bilan: 3-for-5, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI, 3B

Grant Oberholtzer: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI

Zach Hossler: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 2 RBI, BB, HR

Garrett Southern: 2-for-4, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, HR

Patrick Clement: 1-for-2, 1 run scored, RBI, 2B

 

Lion Offensive Leaders

Zachary Koroneos: 2-for-3, 2 RBI

Alex Cline: 1-for-2, 4 runs scored, 1 RBI, HR, 3 BB

Scott Angstadt: 2-for-2, 1 run scored, RBI

Bret Williams: 1-for-4, 1 run scored, RBI, 2B

 

Spartan Pitching

Will Grega: 5.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 BB, 4 K

Ben Demchak: 0.0 IP, 1 hit, 3 runs, 1 earned run, 2 BB

Brandon Haggerty: 1.1 IP, 0 hits, 1 earned run, 4 BB, 3 K (Win, 3-0)

Conor Miller: 2.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 5 K (Save, 1)

 

Lion Pitching

Zach Gettys: 3.2 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned runs, 6 BB, 3 K

Bobby Patterson: 1.2 IP, 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 K

Tristan James: 1.2 IP, 3 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, 1 BB, 2 K (Loss, 1-1)

Brad Richards: 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 BB, 1 K

Austin Kunkel: 0.2 IP, 1 hit, 2 earned runs, 1 BB, 1 K

Kieran Kearns: 0.2 IP, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 1 K

 

Notes:

The Spartans are now 20-2 all time against the Lions as they have won three straight in the series … the two teams square off again on Sunday in York.

 

Up Next:

The Spartans return to action on Saturday as they head to Arlington, Virginia to face the Saints from Marymount University in a Capital Athletic Conference twin bill. Game one is slated for a 12:00 pm start.