YORK, PA. – The York College baseball team received great news as the Spartans placed two players on All-CAC teams as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon.
Senior outfielder Grant Oberholtzer earned his second consecutive first-team honor while freshman shortstop Austin Denlinger received second-team accolades while also being named the Capital Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. Denlinger became the ninth Spartan in school history to receive Rookie of the Year honors.
Oberholtzer picked up his second straight first-team accolade with another strong season patrolling centerfield for the Green and White. Oberholtzer led the Spartans in many offensive categories this season including a .360 batting average, 63 hits, 55 runs, a .452 on-base percentage, a .617 slugging percentage, and a perfect 22-for-22 stealing bases. Oberholtzer also fielded .992 in 124 chances in centerfield. Oberholtzer also smashed 13 doubles, four triples, and eight home runs while collecting 38 RBI from the lead-off spot for the Spartans. Oberholtzer recorded at least one hit in 36 games on the year and had 20 multi-hit games. He ended his Spartan career with an eight-game hit streak that included three doubles and two home runs. He finishes as .365 career hitter, with 171 hits, 34 doubles, seven triples, and 16 home runs. He also scored 134 runs and stole 35 bases for the Spartans and is among the top-ten in program history in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, triples, home runs, RBI, and stolen bases.
Denlinger had an outstanding freshman campaign for the Spartans giving York back-to-back Rookie of the Year players after Jack Barry earned the honor last season as well as a second-team nod. The freshman shortstop hit .358 on 62 hits with 14 doubles, a team-leading five triples, and two home runs. Denlinger also scored 45 runs, drove in 28, and stole 12 bases on the season. Denlinger had a team-high 21 multi-hit games on the year. Denlinger had a particularly scorching five game stretch where he collected 11 hits with one double, two triples, two home runs, scored 11 runs, and drove in eight more.
York finished 25-16 in 2019, with a 14-7 record in the conference play, earning them their third straight berth to the CAC Tournament. As a team, York hit .299 with a .395 on-base percentage, and a .452 slugging percentage.