YORK COLLEGE: Softball team ousted in CAC Tournament


The York College softball team saw its season end on Thursday in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament in Salisbury, Maryland.

York College Spartans

After dropping the first game to Mary Washington, 2-1, to drop into the elimination bracket, the Spartans (25-17) dropped another one-run game to Frostburg State, 7-6.

In the second game, York raced out to a 2-0 lead after one inning, but gave up six of the game's next seven runs to fall behind 6-3 after five innings. However, the Spartans rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 6-6. But, the Bobcats (25-13) walked-off in the bottom half of the inning on an error — one of four in the game by York— allowing the winning run to score unearned. York's Carleigh Ruleman drove in three runs, while Haley Hirn had two RBIs and Ashley Werner had one.

In York's CAC opener, Mary Washington (13-28) struck twice in the top of the seventh to build a 2-0 lead and then held off a Spartans' rally in the bottom half of the inning to secure the upset. Werner provided the only offense for York with a solo homer. The Spartans then loaded the bases with two outs but saw the game end on a strikeout.

York's Melissa Jurkiewicz suffered the loss, pitching a complete game, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out four. She was also the losing pitcher in the second game, coming in to relieve starter Courtney Martin in the sixth before allowing the winning unearned run.

York baseball team has winning streak: The York College baseball team has won back-to-back games for the first time since March 10 and 12 with a come-from-behind win over Elizabethtown in extra innings, 6-5.

The Spartans (9-25-1) trailed 4-2 heading into the sixth, but tied it in that frame. The Blue Jays took the lead again in the bottom of the eighth, 5-4. However, York rallied again to tie it in the top of the ninth, before prevailing in the 11th inning thanks to Seth Brosius home run. That was one of two RBIs for Brosius in the game. Brayden Lackey had three RBIs for the Spartans and Patrick Clement drove in the other run.