The York College baseball team got back on the winning track Monday with a 9-3 non-conference win at Elizabethtown.
A day after being swept in a doubleheader Sunday against Ithaca, York (26-10) tallied 13 hits and starting pitcher Elliot Mortimer put up a solid performance en route to the victory.
Mortimer (6-1) gave up 10 hits but held E-Town (18-19) to three runs (two earned) with five strikeouts and two walks in seven innings. Relievers Zach Philippi and Stephen Miele combined for a pair of scoreless innings.
Eight York batters had at least one hit in the win, with senior Brad Wenzel (2-for-5, run scored), Dallastown grad Derek Pitzer (3-for-5, two RBIs, run scored), junior Stephen Miele (2-for-5, three RBIs, two runs scored) and Bermudian Springs grad Michael Moore (2-for-3) tallying multiple hits.
York has seven regular-season games left over the next two weeks. The Spartans are aiming to secure an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Spartans next travel to Penn State Berks (15-15) on Wednesday.
OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES
Spartans lose and tie in softball: In its final home games of the 2014 season Monday, the York College softball team hosted Washington College (26-11-1) in a non-conference doubleheader. The Spartans lost 7-2 in Game 1 and tied 6-6 in Game 2 at the end of five innings of play. York (14-26-1) mustered just four hits in Game 1, with Alyssa Molino (2-for-3) providing all of York's runs with a two-run homer. The Spartans exploded for 11 hits in Game 2, getting all six of their runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie it. Katie Maloney (3-for-4, run scored), Molino (2-for-3, RBI, run scored) and Amanda Lewis (2-for-3, two RBIs, run scored) led the York offense. The Spartans close out the season with a doubleheader at Susquehanna University (21-14) on Tuesday.
Gamble is York's Athlete of Week: York College sophomore men's lacrosse player Andrew Gamble has been named the Spartan Athlete of the Week. Gamble led the nationally ranked Spartans to a 13-9 win over No. 13 Mary Washington in the Capital Athletic Conference semifinals over the weekend. The win advanced York to the CAC championship game for the first time in school history. Gamble finished with a team-high six points on a game-high five goals and one assist.