The York College baseball team opened its 2013 season with a doubleheader split at Lynchburg College on Sunday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va.

The Spartans won the opener 7-4 before the Hornets bounced back to post a 3-0 shutout in the second game.

The Spartans are 1-1, while the Hornets stand at 4-4.

Sophomore ace Dan Gurganus earned the win in the opener, allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits with four strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Josh Miller tossed the final three innings, allowing one hit with two strikeouts and a walk in picking up the save.

Dustin Worthman led the Spartans' offense in the opener, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored from the leadoff spot. Colbe Herr banged out a career-high three hits, scored twice and drove in another for York, while Colin Porter finished the game 2-for-3 with a career-high three runs scored and an RBI.

The story of the nightcap was the performance of Lynchburg starter Martin Henderlite, who twirled a two-hit shutout of the Spartans. Henderlite struck out nine and walked two.

David Walker was the tough-luck loser for York in the second game, allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts in four innings. Freshman Brad Wenzel allowed a run on two hits with two strikeouts and a walk in his four-inning stint.



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