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Grega's Complete Game One-Hitter Headlines Doubleheader Sweep

Will Grega photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography
Will Grega photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography

HARRISBURG, PA. – Will Grega led the Spartan baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of PSU-Harrisburg with a complete game one-hitter against the Lions. The Spartans have now won 10 straight games and are 5-0 in CAC play. 

Team Records:

York (Pa.): 10-1, (5-0)

PSU Harrisburg: 11-4-1, (3-2)

 

Game One Stats

Runs: York 6 / PSU Harrisburg 4
Hits: York 6 / PSU Harrisburg 7
Errors: York 4 / PSU Harrisburg 3
Left on Base: York 7 / PSU Harrisburg 14

 

York Offensive Leaders

Austin Denlinger: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, SB

Grant Oberholtzer: 1-for-4, 1 run scored, SB

Rob Acierno: 1-for-4, 1 run scored

Justin Kilpatrick: 1-for-4, 1 run scored

 

PSU Harrisburg Offensive Leaders

Chase Smith: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Travis Van Houten: 2-for-4, 2B, BB

Zachary Koroneos: 1-for-2, RBI, 1 run scored, 2 BB

 

Spartan Pitching

Bobby Kuehn: 5.2 innings pitched, 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 4 BB, 4 K

Zac Stoll: 2.1 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 run, 0 earned, 2 BB, 3 K (W, 2-0)

Conor Miller: 1.0 innings pitched, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned, 2 BB, K (Save, 2)

 

PSU Harrisburg Pitching

Travis Van Houten: 7.0 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 run, 0 earned, 2 BB, 11 K

Tyler Jackson: 1.0 innings pitched

Brendan Riotto: 0.2 innings pitched, 2 hits, 5 runs, 1 earned, 2 BB

Tyler Stabley: 0.1 innings pitched, 1 hit, BB

 

How It Happened

• York would take advantage of a Lion error which would be the theme of the game for the Spartans on the offensive end. Grant Oberholtzer led off the game with a single through the left side. He would then steal second with two outs in the inning and come all the way around to score on a throwing error to give York the early 1-0 lead. The Spartans would be held to just three hits through the first eight innings.

• The Lions were also quiet offensively thanks to strong pitching from Bobby Kuehn, but PSU would finally strike taking advantage of a hit-by-pitch to lead off the bottom of the fifth followed by a two-run homer to left-center from Chase Smith to Give PSU the 2-1 lead. The Lions would add another run in the bottom of the seventh capitalizing on one of the four Spartan miscues in the field.

• The Spartan offense would finally come alive in the ninth inning taking advantage of more Lion errors scoring five runs on just three hits with four of their runs being unearned. York would load the bases on a walk and back-to-back singles to load the bases. The Spartans would get the first run back on a sacrifice fly by Garrett Southern to bring in Brandon White.

• After a fielder's choice to gun down a Spartan at home, the Spartans would score four runs with two outs. Justin Kilpatrick would bring in two runs on a Lion throwing error and Austin Denlinger would single in two more Spartans to grab some much needed insurance and give York the 6-3 lead headed to the bottom of the ninth.

• The Lions would make things interesting scoring one run and bringing the tying run to the plate but Conor Miller would strike out Jackson Struve to pick up the save and extend York's winning streak to nine games.

 

Game Two Stats

Runs: York 5 / PSU Harrisburg 0
Hits: York 6 / PSU Harrisburg 1
Errors: York 0 / PSU Harrisburg 1
Left on Base: York 5 / PSU Harrisburg 1

 

York Offensive Leaders

Rob Acierno: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2B

Luke Turner: 1-for-4, RBI, 1 run scored, HR

Austin Denlinger: 1-for-4, 1 run scored, SB

 

PSU Harrisburg Offensive Leaders

Jackson Struve: 1-for-2

 

Spartan Pitching

Will Grega: 9.0 innings pitched, 1 hit, 0 runs, 13 K (W, 1-1)

 

PSU Harrisburg Pitching

Michael De Leon: 4.0 innings pitched, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, 4 BB, 2 K (L, 1-1)

Brandon Riggs: 5.0 innings pitched, 3 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, 8 K

 

How It Happened

• York would strike first again scoring a pair of runs on double to left-center field off the bat of Rob Acierno in the bottom of the first inning. A solo homerun by Luke Turner would add another run in the top of the fourth to extend the Spartan lead to three.

• The Spartans would add runs in the eighth and ninth innings on wild pitches and that would be more than enough as Will Grega was masterful on the bump allowing just a single hit that came on an infield single in the third inning while striking out 13 and walking none en route to his complete game shutout. The Spartans topped PSU 5-0 and have now won ten straight games.

  

SPARTAN NOTES:

The Spartans are now 22-3 all-time against the Lions … York has won all seven games in Harrisburg since the Lions joined the CAC …  the Spartans have now won ten straight games and is their longest winning streak since they won 12 consecutive games in 2014 … the Spartans tied their season-low in hits in both games with just six and had their first game without an extra base hit in the game one win … York has now hit eight homeruns in their last seven games … the Spartans had their first two games of the season with double-digit strikeouts at the plate … Will Grega had his best outing as a Spartan with his first complete game of his career while pitching a shutout and a career-high 13 strikeouts … Grega only gave up one hit which was a soft infield single in the third inning … Luke Turner blasted his first career homer for the Spartans in the game-two win … Grant Oberholtzer has at least one hit in every game this season and now has an 18-game hit streak going back to last season … Zac Stoll picked up his second win out of the bullpen in game one while Conor Miller notched his second save on the season … the Spartan pitching staff currently boasts a 3.64 ERA.

 

UP NEXT:

The Spartans conclude their three-game series with the Lions on Sunday in Harrisburg. First pitched slated for 1:00 pm.