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YORK COLLEGE: Spartans' softball team goes 3-0 Tuesday

  • The York College softball team went 3-0 in its tripleheader on Tuesday.
  • The Spartans outscored their three opponents by a combined score of 20-1.
  • The Spartan baseball team split its opening series with Johnson-Wales, winning on Monday, but losing Tuesday.

The York College softball team continued its season-opening trip in Clermont, Florida, Tuesday by sweeping a tripleheader and only allowing one run in the process.

York College junior pitcher Melissa Jurkiewicz pitched 11 combined innings on Tuesday to help the Spartans to a perfect 3-0 day in Florida.

The Spartans knocked off Adrian, Finlandia and Rose-Hulman to improve to 5-2, outscoring the three foes 20-1 and outhitting them, 33-5.

In a 5-1 win over Rose-Hulman, Carleigh Ruleman and Ashley Werner each had three-hit games. As a team, York outhit Rose-Hulman, 14-2.

In the middle game of the set, the Spartans blanked Finlandia, 6-0. The Spartans put the game out of reach with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, courtesy of a Savannah Zittle three-run homer. Katelyn Mehrling and Ginger Lewis combined to one-hit Finlandia, with Mehrling tossing the first five innings, allowing the only hit, and striking out five. Lewis came on in the sixth and recorded four of her six outs via strikeout.

In the opening contest of the day, York didn't even need a full game to blow out Adrian, winning 9-0 in five innings. Mia Ruffalo and Julie Van O'Linda each drove in two runs for York, while Melissa Jurkiewicz allowed just two hits in the complete game. Jurkiewicz made two appearances on the day, tossing 11 combined innings, allowing two hits and striking out 10.

York baseball opens year 1-1: The Spartan baseball team began its season in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with a two-game series against Johnson-Wales on Monday and Tuesday, splitting the pair.

On Tuesday, York (1-1) suffered a 4-3 setback against the Wildcats (1-1).

In Monday's tilt, the Spartans cruised to a 7-0 shutout behind a dominating combined one-hitter thrown by Elliot Mortimer and Will Grega. Seth Brosius and Zach Hossler each drove in two runs for York, while Kennard-Dale graduate Collin Crowell was one of two players to have a three-hit game, joining Hossler. Susquehannock grad Luke Knott had a two-hit game, along with Garrett Southern.

However, the day belonged to Mortimer, who, along with allowing just one hit over seven innings, also surrendered just two walks and fanned 10. The Spartans outhit the Wildcats, 13-1.

No other details were available on Tuesday's loss.