BLOG: CSY baseball team to play for league championship

Stephen Heiser
York Dispatch

The Christian School of York baseball team will chase its second straight Commonwealth Christian Athletic Conference championship on Thursday.

The Crusaders earned their berth in the title contest with an 8-7 triumph over Lancaster County Christian on Tuesday. That was a dramatic turnaround from the previous meeting between the two teams, when LCC earned a 21-5 victory. Earlier in the season, CSY beat LCC, 5-4.


Tuesday, Neco Lopez pitched six innings with nine strikeouts for CSY, while Ben Bills went 3 for 3 with three doubles and scored three runs. Freshman Brady Stauffer had the game-winning hit .

CSY sits at 11-4 on the season, while High Point will enter with a 13-0 mark.

High Point beat CSY during their two regular-season meetings, 5-3 and 17-0.

Thursday's title contest will be played at Ed Wenger Field in Lebanon starting at 6 p.m.

The Crusaders are in good position to make the District 3 Class 1-A playoffs. They are currently No. 3 in the 1-A power ratings. The top six teams will make the 1-A playoffs.

Torreullas honored at Nyack: CSY graduate Anthony Torreullas was recently named the Rookie of the Year for the Nyack College baseball team.

A freshman utility player, Torreullas led Nyack in hitting at .317 and on-base percentage at .425. He finished with 17 RBIs, 17 runs scored, eight doubles and a triple.

Nyack finished 23-20 overall.

Ben Bills plans to play for Nyack next season.

Nyack competes at the NCAA Division II level in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).