Mustangs Downed By York (PA) In Non-Conference Action

Mustangs Downed By York (PA) In Non-Conference Action

STEVENSON, Md. - The Stevenson baseball team two hits each from seniors Zachary DeLong, Matthew Kerberand junior Kevin Murray Jr.but it would not be enough as the visiting York College of Pennsylvania Spartans scored runs in seven of nine frames to down the Mustangs 20-6 in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon at Sugar Field.

  • York (20-8) got off to a good start against sophomore Ryan Smith as leadoff hitter Grant Oberholtzer began the game with a single and scored two batters later when Austin Denlinger ripped a triple to deep right field to make it 1-0.
  • After a groundout by Jack Barry, Brandon White added to the visitors lead with a two-run shot over the left field fence.  
  • Smith induced consecutive grounders from Luke Turner and Jimmy Wiegers to allow no more damage.
  • Stevenson (15-17) went down in order versus Josh Mann to keep it 3-0 through one.

  • Smith answered a tough first with a one-two-three shutdown inning.
  • Senior Jordan Moore started things with a two-bagger to left.  
  • Then with two away DeLong picked up his first hit with a bloop to right-center plating Moore to cut it to 3-1.
  • A walk to sophomore Thomas Holcomb put one on for freshman Austin Taylorhowever, he flew out to left to retire the side. 

  • A free pass and a base hit for Denlinger put two men on for Barry, who stretched the lead to 4-1 with a sacrifice fly to Murray in center.
  • White grounded out to third for the second out, but a batter later Turner sent a double into the right-field corner to score one.
  • Garrett Southern and Wiegers provided back-to-back doubles to drove home two more for a 7-1 edge.
  • The Mustangs looked for a two-out rally with their chance as Kerber singled, Moore was hit by a pitch, and junior Alex Kidwiler was safe on an error to load the bases.
  • Unfortunately, junior Mark Terrell struck out swinging to stall the threat.

  • With two men on and two gone it was the Spartans who came up with the clutch hit as a base hit for Wiegers and double for Southern extended it to 10-1.

  • The away side tacked on five more in the frame on a sac fly for White, bases loaded hit by a pitch for Southern, and run-producing singles off the sticks of Rob Acierno and Craig Wiley.
  • To open the home-half base knocks for Murray and freshman Billy McAdam led to a two-out hit by Kidwiler to put the hosts back on the board.
  • The inning came to a conclusion when Terrell flew out to center leaving one man on base.

  • Each team scored once in the frame as Denlinger homered for York and Murray came up with a two-out RBI double to deep right-center for the home side.

  • A double for Southern, a single for DaVaughn Reid, and walk to Wiley led to the bags being full which would produce sacrifice fly off the bat of pinch hitter Sal D'Onofrio.

  • The Spartans got RBIs from Dave Bingamen on a bases-loaded walk, Wiley thanks to an infield error, and a sac fly from Reid.
  • Stevenson filled the bags in their half on singles from freshman Liam Elliffe, sophomore Nate Perkinsand a walk for fellow sophomore Patrick Sullivan resulted in a run-scoring walk for freshman Matt Luterman.
  • The next man up was freshman Kyle Fratesi who ripped a single to center plating two to end the scoring for the day.

  • W: Josh Mann (5-0), L: Ryan Smith (0-2)
  • The Mustangs had 26 men make an appearance in the game.
  • Smith took the loss with 2.2 innings pitched on seven runs and seven hits.
  • For Fratesi his double in the eighth produced his first hit and first two RBIs as a Mustang.
  • Moore went 1-2 extending his streak to six games.
  • Murray with his two hits today has now hit safely in 25 of the 30 games he has played in.
  • Mann earned the win lasting six frames giving up three runs on eight hits.
  • Denlinger paced the Spartan attack going 4-5 with four runs scored, two RBIs, and a home run.
  • Eleven different York hitters produced an RBI.

  • Stevenson is right back in action tomorrow, April 18 when they travel to Reading, Pennsylvania to begin their three-game MAC Commonwealth series against the Golden Wolves of Alvernia with first pitch set for 3:30pm.
  • The two teams will then square-off in Maryland on Saturday, April 20 with their doubleheader starting at 12pm.