The York College baseball team earned a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Immaculata University in a non-conference contest during a beautiful Tuesday afternoon at Jaquet Field.
York improved to 14-13 overall, while the Mighty Macs fell to 10-12. The Spartans have won seven of their last nine contests.
The Spartans, who trailed 3-0 after 11/2 innings, got the eventual game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth when Drew Frankenfield stroked a triple off the wall in deep right center and scored two pitches later on a wild pitch. That broke a 5-5 tie.
Seven different Spartans had hits in the game, with Frankenfield, Andrew Hershey, Dallastown High School graduate Derek Pitzer, Nic Long and Adam Bartholomew each picking up an RBI. Frankenfield scored twice.
Mike Sarecky got the win in relief, pitching a perfect 12/3 innings to finish up the game. He struck out three and improved to 2-1.
OTHER YORK COLLEGE NOTES
WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAM CRUISES: Freshman Megan Stine scored a game-high five goals in York College's 23-1 Capital Athletic Conference win against visiting Frostburg State on Tuesday afternoon in women's lacrosse. The 23 Spartan goals ties the single-game school record that was set on March 11, 2008, at Hood College. With the win, the Spartans, ranked No. 11 in NCAA Division III, improved to 10-2 overall and 4-0 in the CAC. Frostburg dropped to 5-6 overall and 1-3 in the CAC. Four Spartans finished with three points. Kim Wayson, Erica Mulford and Leah Schultz each tallied three goals. Allison Kolacy had one goal and two assists. Katie Vautier finished with a game-high eight draw controls.
TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES HONORED: Two York College track and field athletes have earned weekly accolades from the Capital Athletic Conference. Junior Tim Hartung was named the CAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week after erasing the 16-year old CAC record and 33-year-old Spartan record in the 10,000-meter run at the Princeton Invitational. Hartung's time of 30 minutes, 9.72 seconds is the fourth fastest in NCAA Division III this season. Junior Laura Rowlands, from Dover, was named the CAC Women's Co-Field Athlete of the Week after recording a pair of second-place finishes in the Green & White Invitational. She was second in the high jump (1.55 meters) and long jump (5.09 meters).