York rallied late and needed 10 innings to win Game 3 and a weekend sweep of its baseball series against visiting Frostburg State, moving from sixth place into second place in the CAC standings.
Mary Washington and Stevenson both win two out of three games this weekend in CAC play. UMW picked up a 5-0 win Sunday at St. Mary's after splitting a DH with the Seahawks Sunday. Stevenson swept Saturday's home twinbill vs. Wesley before being edged by the Wolverines Sunday, 6-5.
Salisbury, which defeated Immaculata 7-2 in a non-conference game Sunday, didn't play a CAC game this weekend but clinched a conference playoff berth and heads into the final two weeks of the conference season with a three-game lead over second-place York for the regular-season title.
At York, the Spartans won a pair of games in two very distinct and different ways as the Spartans won a pitchers dual and then a slugfest to complete a CAC sweep of Frostburg State. The Spartans won game one 1-0 before posting a 10-9 come-from-behind victory in nine innings in the nightcap. The Spartans received a brilliant pair of pitching performances in game one as freshman Dan Gurganus combined with senior Brandon Ullom to throw a two-hit shutout at the Bobcats. Gurganus tossed six innings, allowing just two hits while he struck out seven and walked two on a very efficient 79 pitches. He improves to 2-1 with the win. Ullom recorded the save with a perfect seventh inning of work. The save is Ullom's fifth of the year. York scored its run in the bottom of the fifth as Justin Cohen reached on a throwing error to start the inning. After a strikeout and a ground out, Porter dumped a single into centerfield, allowing Cohen to come around from second to score the game's lone tally.
In game two, Pitzer started the ninth-inning uprising as he walked to open the frame. Freshman JJ Oleniacz pinch ran for Pitzer and moved to second on a Sean McCann sacrifice bunt. He then moved to third on a wild pitch during an intentional walked to Herr. After another intentional walk to load the bases, Porter ripped a line drive down the left field line, scoring Oleniacz with the game-winning run.
At St. Mary's, UMW junior pitcher Mike Straub allowed just four hits in 5.1 innings, and sophomore Nick McGovern pitched 3.2 innings of two-hit relief, as the Eagles blanked St. Mary's College, 5-0. UMW jumped ahead with one run in the second, as Seth Jordan doubled, and scored on a Kevin Yarnell double. The Eagles scored twice more in the third as Jordan hit a two-run double, and added a run in the seventh on a Jake Rudman RBI single. UMW capped the scoring with a run in the ninth on consecutive doubles by Connor Wells and Rudman. Yarnell led the Eagles with three hits in four at bats, and Jordan doubled twice. Rudman and Wells singled and doubled, and Connor Finnerty singled twice.
At Owings Mills, Md., Wesley rebounded Sunday to take the final game of its three-game series at Stevenson 6-5. Zach Stewart pitched 7 2/3 innings of 6 hit ball to earn the win. Rich Lober recorded a 4 out save and stranded the tying run on third base in the bottom of the ninth inning. Stevenson jumped on top 2-0 in the home first on a double by Justin Anderson; catcher Zac Stavish followed with a 2 run homer to left. The Wolverines took the lead for good in their half of the third inning. Matt Robles the rally with a 10 pitch walk. Jon Carlson plated him with a single, Sam Farnell singled, Geoff Kimmel scored Carlson with another single and Morgan Rupp contributed the fourth consecutive hit of the inning before Steve Perone scored Farnell with a sac fly. Wesley added another three runs in the sixth - their rally again featured four consecutive hits in the inning. With two outs, Rob Benedict singled and Carlson drove in Robles with another single. Farnell drove in Benedit with a single and Carlson scored on a Kimmel double into the left field corner. Stevenson added single runs in the sixth and eighth to trail 6-4 starting the ninth inning. Heath Johnson reached on a fielding error and scored on Thomas Goulian's double to deep right center. Lober retired Josh Morris to preserve the win.
At Salisbury, sophomore Ken O'Neill led a group of four Sea Gulls with at least two hits, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored and senior Devin Gardner pitched four innings of shutout relief as the fifth-ranked Sea Gulls defeated Immaculata University at the SU Baseball Field on Sunday. SU (20-4) scored three runs in the third and two each in the sixth and seventh innings to ensure its 17th consecutive winning season and 12th under Head Coach Doug Fleetwood.