Spartans Cruise to Eighth Straight Victory

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

YORK, PA. – The York College baseball team picked up their eighth straight win by jumping on the Elizabethtown Blue Jays early and often led by a pair of homeruns by Justin Kilpatrick as York cruised to a 15-6 victory on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Records:

York (Pa.): 8-1

Elizabethtown: 4-9

 

Score: York 15, Elizabethtown 6

Hits: York 14, Elizabethtown 11

Errors: York 3, Elizabethtown 2

Left on Base: York 8, Elizabethtown 8

Doubles: York 4, Elizabethtown 1

Triples: York 0, Elizabethtown 0

Homeruns: York 2, Elizabethtown 0

 

How It Happened:

• The Spartans got on the board first scoring a pair of runs on a two-run no-doubter homerun off the bat of Justin Kilpatrick with two outs in the bottom of the second inning giving York the early 2-0 lead.

• The Spartans stayed hot in the third starting with a leadoff double to left-center by Grant Oberholtzer. He would come in to score on the next pitch when Austin Denlinger singled through the right side and then advanced to second base on the throw. Denlinger would come in for the second run of the inning on an RBI-double down the right field line by Jack Barry and the Spartans had runners on second and third with no outs. An Elizabethtown error brought in Barry to give York a 5-0 lead but the Spartans were not finished. Kilpatrick launched his second homer in as many innings and York ballooned their lead to 8-0. The Spartans would add another run on Oberholtzer's second double of the inning and led 9-0 after three innings of play.

• The Blue Jays would get on the board in the top of the fourth on a single to right-center by Robbie Bertucio who would bring in Mike Christy. The Spartans would answer in a big way scoring six runs in the bottom of the fourth capped by a three-run double off the left field wall by Brandon White giving York a 15-1 lead after four innings.

• The Blue Jays would get another run back in the fifth but Josh Mann would minimize any damage by stranding three runners on base keeping York in control 15-2. Elizabethtown would go on to add three more in the top of the seventh frame and one in the ninth to cut the lead to single digits. The Blue Jays would hold the Spartans scoreless the final four innings of the game but York still cruised to a 15-6 win.

 

 

Spartan Offensive Leaders

Justin Kilpatrick: 2-for-3, 6 RBI, 2 runs scored, 2 HR

Brandon White: 4-for-5, 3 RBI, 2B

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

Austin Denlinger: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored

Garrett Southern: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, BB

 

Elizabethtown Offensive Leaders

Robbie Bertucio: 3-for-4, 2 RBI

Andrew Fisher: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 2B

Dylan Hook: 2-for-3, 3 RBI

 

Spartan Pitching

Josh Mann: 6.0 innings pitched, 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, BB, 5 K (W, 2-0)

Rory Costello: 1.0 innings pitched, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned, BB

Jake Herr: 1.0 innings pitched, K

Andrew Ross: 1.0 innings pitched, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 earned, BB, 2 K

 

Elizabethtown Pitching

Matt Barton: 2.2 innings pitched, 7 hits, 9 runs, 5 earned, BB, K (L, 0-2)

Anthony Cameron: 0.1 innings pitched, 2 hits, K

Eric Sipling: 1.0 innings pitched, 3 hits, 6 runs, 2 earned, 3 BB, K

Ben Thorpe: 3.0 innings pitched, 2 hits, 3 K

James Kantner: 1.0 innings pitched, 3 BB, 3 K

 

 

Notes: The Spartans are now 29-23-1 all-time against Elizabethtown … York has won seven of their last eight matchups with the Blue Jays … York has extended their win streak to eight games … the Spartan offense scored double digit runs for the third straight game and the fifth time this season … the Spartans had their third straight game with four doubles … York tied their season-high with 15 RBI that they set their last time out against Southern Virginia … the Spartans struck out a season high nine times in the win … Justin Kilpatrick hit his first two homeruns of his Spartan career in back-to-back innings … Kilpatrick became the 21st player in school history with multiple homeruns in a single game … Brandon White set a new career high with four hits and now has a five game hit streak … Austin Denlinger added two hits and now has a team high 16 hits while hitting .444 … Josh Mann had his second straight start of 6.0 innings and is now 2-0 on the season while allowing a career-low 1 earned run and striking out a career-best five batters … York will play their first road game on the season Thursday as part of ten straight games on the road … the Spartans are now 5-0 at Jaquet field this season.

 

Up Next:

The Spartans begin a ten-game road trip when they travel to take on Catholic University in a non-conference matchup. First pitch slated for 3:30 pm in Washington D.C.

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