St. Marys Drops Two Close Decisions to York
St. Mary's City, Md. - The York College of Pennsylvania baseball team remained the only undefeated squad in Capital Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon as the Spartans completed the three-game sweep of St. Mary's College of Maryland.
The Spartans (16-2, 7-0 CAC) needed an extra inning to claim a 3-2 win in the first game as junior infielder Matt Monti (Easton, Pa./Easton) connected on the game-winning hit - a two-out double to bring home sophomore infielder C.T. Stanley (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall) who had singled in his at-bat.
York opened up with a 2-0 lead before St. Mary's (10-10, 4-6 CAC) knotted the contest at 2-all with a run in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Sophomore Kyle Cook (Pylesville, Md./North Harford) made the move from second base to the pitching mound for the last 2.1 innings in relief of junior RHP Jason Christenberry (Yoe, Pa./Dallastown). Cook (2-1) faced 10 batters, striking out two, walking one and scattering just two hits for the win. Nine different Spartans notched hits.
Junior first baseman Jon Gill (Owings Mills, Md./Park) paced the Seahawk (10-10, 4-6 CAC) offense with three singles in four at-bats and a run scored, while senior catcher J.P. Debrowski (Sykesville, Md./Glenelg) had two doubles in two at-bats with an RBI.
Sophomore RHP Mikel Iraola (Silver Spring, Md./DeMatha) suffered his first loss of the season despite striking out six and walking two in 7.2 innings as Iraola (2-1) gave up three runs on nine hits.
York was up 4-1 after five innings in the nightcap before the Seahawks cut the deficit to 4-3 with a pair of runs in the sixth. Sophomore right fielder Bobby Corton (Owings Mills, Md./Calvert Hall) led off the inning with a double then came home on sophomore leftfielder Mark Dattilio's (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) single. Dattilio scored a run of his own following Gill's first triple of the season. Corton was St. Mary's leader at the plate with a single and a double in three at-bats, while scoring two runs.
The Spartans tacked on their fifth run in the seventh for the 5-3 final as Stanley's single drove in senior outfielder Ryan Poff (York, Pa./Spring Grove). Poff finished the second game with a 3-for-4 effort with two RBI and two runs to pace the York offense.
Cook recorded his fourth save of the season as he retired the side in order in the seventh with a strikeout looking and two groundouts. Freshman RHP KC Beshore (New Cumberland, Pa./Red Land) picked up the win as Beshore (3-0) gave up just one run on one hit in 4.0 innings.
Sophomore RHP Barrett Enix (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) dropped to 2-2 on the season as Enix allowed five runs (four earned) on 11 hits in 6.1 innings.
St. Mary's returns to action next Wednesday, March 25 as the Seahawks host No. 2 Salisbury University in a CAC tilt at 3:30 at the Hawk's Nest.