Spartans Fall in Slugfest Against Cardinals

Brandon White photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography
Brandon White photo courtesy of David Sinclair photography

WASHINGTON, DC. – The York College baseball team fell in a 15-12 slugfest in non-conference action against Catholic University on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Team Records:

York (Pa.): 11-3

Catholic: 10-8

 

Score: York 12, Catholic 15

Hits: York 15, Catholic 14

Errors: York 4, Catholic 1

Left on Base: York 9, Catholic 8

Doubles: York 1, Catholic 2

Triples: York 1, Catholic 1

Homeruns: York 1, Catholic 1

 

York Offensive Leaders

Brandon White: 2-for-5, 4 RBI, 3 runs scored, Grand Slam

Jack Barry: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored, 3B

Austin Denlinger: 2-for-6, RBI, 2 runs scored, SB

Garrett Southern: 2-for-5, RBI

 

Catholic Offensive Leaders

Connor Sullivan: 3-for-4, RBI, 2 runs scored, 2B, BB

Connor Cozad: 2-for-5, 3 RBI, 3 runs scored, HR, 2B

Bailey Lewis: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored, BB

Nicholas Torroella: 2-for-4, 1 run scored

 

Spartan Pitching

AJ Vincenzi: 2.0 innings, 5 hits, 7 runs, 3 earned, 2 BB, K

Rory Costello: 4.0 innings pitched, 5 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned

John Szwajkowski: 1.0 innings pitched, 2 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned, BB, 2 K (L, 0-1)

Conor Miller: 1.0 innings pitched, 2 hits, 1 run, 0 earned, K

 

Catholic Pitching

Mason Belcher: 1.0 innings pitched, 9 hits, 7 runs, 7 earned

Eric Moore: 3.0 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, BB, K

Ross Dean: 3.0 innings pitched, 2 hits, BB, 4 K

Nolan Lundhom: 2.0 innings pitched, 1 hit, 2 runs, 1 earned, BB, 3 K (W, 1-0)

 

How It Happened

• York opened up the slugfest quickly with back-to-back singles in the top of the first by Austin Denlinger and Brandon White to set the table for a two-run double by Luke Turner to right center to give York the early 2-0 lead. The Cardinals would answer in a big way in the bottom of the inning scoring five runs on just two hits while taking advantage of a Spartan error. The inning was capped by a two-run homer by Connor Cozad as Catholic took a 5-2 lead after the first inning.

• The Spartans would punch right back scoring seven runs on seven hits in the top of the second. York got an RBI-single from Denlinger before White launched his second grand slam on the season as York retook the lead 7-5. Garrett Southern and Jimmy Wiegers would bring in runs as well to complete the monster inning and York now led 9-5.

• The Cardinals answered in the bottom of the third with a lead-off triple by Nolan Lundholm who then scored on a single by Jason Xiong. A sacrifice fly later in the inning would cut the Spartan lead to a pair.

• Both teams would add a run in the fourth inning and Catholic would bring home a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth stanza on a sac fly and a wild pitch to tie the game up 10-10. Catholic would then take advantage of a Spartan error in the field and a balk to take an 11-10 lead with two innings left to play.

• York would retake the lead taking advantage of a Catholic miscue as Southern brought in the tying run before a Rob Acierno sac fly would plate Turner as York now led 12-11. Spartan errors again came back to haunt the Green and White as the Cardinals would score four runs in the bottom of the eighth with two of them being unearned. A Connor Sullivan RBI-double would give Catholic some insurance and York would go 1-2-3 in the ninth as Catholic held on to defeat the Spartans 15-12.

 

 

SPARTAN NOTES:

The Spartans are now 41-24-1 all-time against the Cardinals … the 12 runs are the most the Spartans have scored in a losing effort this season … the 11 RBI breaks a four-game streak of having single-digit RBI totals … the 15 hits were the most for the Spartans since they had 16 back on March 16 against Southern Virginia … the Spartans have made four errors in four games so far this season and have committed at least one miscue in all but one game this season … Brandon White hit his second grand slam of the season and now leads the team with 21 RBI … White is joined by Jimmy Wiegers as the only Spartans with double-digit RBIs as Wiegers has 20 … Jack Barry launched his first career triple in the loss … York is now 3-2 on the road for the season.

 

UP NEXT:

The Spartans return home after a rescheduling as they will host Frostburg State for a Capital Athletic Conference three-game series. Game one will be played Friday starting at 4:00 with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 12:00 pm at Jaquet Field.

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