By Andrew Reever
A RAINY April Tuesday at York College sure sounded like a thunderstorm with the amount of cracks at the bat the Spartans created in a 14-2 win.
With the Spartans defense quickly shutting down the Hood College Blazers in the first inning, York College was next at bat. With one out, YCP’s Joe Capobiancocrushed a two-run home run over the fence in left field.
The Spartans would go on to the bottom of the third inning to score four more runs on four hits with a runner left on base, as Austin Denlinger began things with a double and Joe Capobianco followed with a single to score Denlinger. Andrew Santarpia singled in another run, and two more scored when the shortstop committed an error.
Hood College got on the board with an unearned run in the fourth.
The Spartans were quick to answer, however, as Brain Jakubek and Robby Elzingaboth reached base. Capobianco grounded out, scoring one run, and first baseman Jack Barry stepped up and crushed a two-run homer into right field to add to the York College lead.
With the Spartan defense still keeping the Blazers from scoring anymore, they were quickly back up to bat. Martin started it off by getting hit by a pitch and quickly move to second after Garrett Kile singled up the left side of the field. Jakubek then walked. With bases loaded, a green-and-white colored crowd soaked from the rain didn’t sit for too long as Elzinga settles into the plate and bombed a grand slam for the Spartans, giving them a 13-1 lead.
Bryce Shaffer would walk and scored York College’s final run.
Capobiano and Elzinga knocked in four runs apiece, and Jack Barry had two RBI.
Zach Reed earned the win, going seven innings and allowing just three hits and an unearned run
The Spartan improved to 17-16 overall and 8-5 in the MACC. Hood fell to 10-25.
York College will host Susquehanna University this afternoon at 4 o’clock at Jaquet Field. It will be the final non-conference game of the year for the Spartans.
Andrew Reever is a junior who is majoring in Sport Management.