Spartans Have Streak Snapped at #25 Messiah

Spartans Have Streak Snapped at #25 Messiah

GRANTHAM, Pa. – The York College softball team had its six-game win streak snapped on Thursday afternoon after being swept by No. 25 Messiah College in nonconference doubleheader on the road.


Game One

Final Score: Messiah 3 – York 0

Season Game Number: 15

Records: Messiah (10-2) / York (11-4)

Site: Starry Field – Grantham, Pa.

Winning Pitcher (Record): Courtney Allen (7-0)

Losing Pitcher (Record): Melissa Jurkiewicz (6-2)

Save (Number): None


How It Happened

• The Falcons led off the second inning with a double to left field, followed by a triple to right

center to score the first run of the inning.

  • The Falcons tacked on two more runs in the second frame when Amber Bingaman poked a two-run homer to dead center to take a 3-0 lead.
  • The Spartans tallied just three hits and never had a runner reach third base as they left seven runners stranded.

Spartan Offensive Leaders:

Savannah Zittle: 1-for-4

Ashley Werner: 1-for-3

Joanna Marmo: 1-for-3


Falcon Offensive Leaders:

Amanda Jones: 2-for-3, 3B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Becky Notte: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 R

Amber Bingaman: 1-for-3, HR, 1R, 2 RBI


Spartan Pitching:

Melissa Jurkiewicz: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K


Falcon Pitching:

Courtney Allen: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K


Game One Notes: It was just the third time the Spartans have been shutout this season … York's three hits on the day is the lowest total this season … it was the third time the Spartans were held without an extra-base hit this season …  it was the fifth game this season York did not commit a fielding error.


Game Two

Final Score: Messiah 8 – York 5

Season Game Number: 16

Records: Messiah (11-2) / York (11-5)

Site: Starry Field – Grantham, Pa.

Winning Pitcher (Record): Madelyn Yannetti (1-1)

Losing Pitcher (Record): Courtney Martin (4-3)

Save (Number): None


How It Happened

• The Falcons scored first as they put runners across the plate in the opening frame. Becky

Notte reached on a fielding error and was tagged out at second base as she tried to extend the play, but two runners scored in the process.

  • Messiah tacked on three more runs in the third as Erin Cressman tripled to right center to drive in all three runners.
  • The Spartans got two back in the fourth when Courtney Gall singled down the right field line to drive in Carleigh Ruleman and Haley Hirn.
  • Messiah put more runs on the board in the sixth inning to extend the lead to 8-2. The Falcons recorded RBI on a single, a double and another single.
  • The Spartans showed signs of life in the top of the seventh after two outs had been recorded. Katie Maloney got things going with a double to left field, and then Zittle followed with a walk. Ashley Werner cleared the bases with a double to left center to cut the Falcon lead to 8-4. Next up was Marmo who doubled to right center to drive in Werner, but that would be the last run of the ball game for either team.

Spartan Offensive Leaders:

Joanna Marmo: 3-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI

Ashley Werner: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI

Katie Maloney: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 R


Falcon Offensive Leaders:

Brooke Pompeo: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI

Carrie Fix: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Courtney Allen: 2-for-3, 2 R


Spartan Pitching:

Courtney Martin: 5.2 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Melissa Jurkiewicz: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K


Falcon Pitching:

Carrie Fix: 4.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Madelyn Yannetti: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2K


Game Two Notes: The Spartans had four doubles by different players, which is third time they have recorded four doubles in a game as a team and the second time four different players have recorded doubles in a game this season … after having no extra-base hits in game one, York tied its season-high with four in game two … the Spartans matched their season-high with three fielding errors.


What's Next: The Spartans return to action on Sunday as they continue their eight-game road trip with a nonconference doubleheader at Lycoming with game slated to start at 1:00 p.m.

Joanna Marmo photo courtesy of Derek Behrenshausen - Asst. Director of Athletic Communications