The York College baseball team remain undefeated in Capital Athletic Conference competition following a wild, back-and-forth contest at Frostburg State on Tuesday afternoon.
The Spartans came out on top, 7-6, in 10 innings.
The Spartans (12-2 overall, 8-0 CAC) trailed 2-0 heading into the eighth inning, when they exploded for five runs. Frostburg (15-5, 5-3) got a run back in the bottom half of the inning to make it 5-3 and York tacked on a run in the top of the ninth to extend the lead to 6-3. But Frostburg answered in the bottom of the ninth with three runs on three hits to tie the game, 6-6. Frostburg then loaded the bases with one out, but York worked out of the jam to send the game to extras.
Spartans senior shortstop Colin Porter, a South Western grad, got a one-out RBI single to score Sean Mohollen from third base in the 10th. York senior right-hander Tyler Alexander, also a South Western grad, gave up a walk and a single to start the bottom of the 10th before York turned a double play and Spartans catcher Colbe Herr caught a runner trying to steal second to close out the victory.
Mohollen (2 for 5, two runs scored) and York senior Brad Wenzel (3 for 5, RBI, run scored) paced the Spartans' offense, which had eight players account for 11 total hits.
Freshman right-hander Elliot Mortimer had an impressive start on the mound for York, holding Frostburg to two runs on eight hits in seven innings, striking out five with no walks.
York next travels to conference opponent Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday before returning home Thursday to host Messiah in a non-conference matchup at 3:30 p.m.
OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES
Penn State York wins pair in baseball: In its Penn State University Athletic Conference 2014 debut, the Penn State York baseball team swept a doubleheader at Penn State Mont Alto by a combined score of 12-5. In the 4-2 Game 1 victory, pitchers Kyler Jelonek (Central York grad) and Austin Quinones (Dallastown grad) combined to hold Mont Alto to two runs (one earned) on four hits with five strikeouts and six walks. In the 8-3 Game 2 victory, sophomore Dan McMillen (South Western grad) went the distance, holding Mont Alto to three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and four walks in seven innings. Offensively, the local Lions were led by sophomores James Guiseppe (Eastern York grad) and Mark Fagnani (Delone Catholic grad), who combined to go 8 for 13 with seven RBIs and a run scored. PSY improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the PSUAC.
Spartans swept in softball: In its CAC opener, the York College softball team lost a doubleheader to visiting Christopher Newport by a combined score of 12-2 (8-1 and 4-1). The Spartans dropped to 8-12 overall and 0-2 in the CAC. They were led offensively by sophomore Lauren Lum, who went a combined 3 for 6, junior Jena Ruby (2 for 5, walk) and freshman Katie Maloney (3 for 7, two runs scored).
Hoskins honored by CAC: York College senior Nathaniel Hoskins has been named the CAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after leading the Spartans to a non-conference victory over Gettysburg last Thursday. Hoskins picked up two critical points for the Spartans in the 6-3 win, teaming with Jake Greenstein to earn an 8-1 victory at No. 3 doubles and securing a 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles.
York blanked in women's tennis: The York College women's tennis team fell to 1-6 overall following a 9-0 defeat to visiting Gettysburg on Tuesday.