April 25, 2014

Baseball at York College Preview

By Wesley Evans

Game Information (Doubleheader)
Southern Virginia University (5-24) at York College of Pennsylvania (23-8, 14-2 CAC)
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Start Time: 1 pm, 3 pm
Location: Jaquet Field (York, Pa.)
Live Stats


Last Meeting

The two squads last met in late February of the 2012 season in Buena Vista, Va. After a close game through seven innings, York had a seven-run outburst in the top of the eighth en route to an 18-8 victory over Southern Virginia.

About the Knights

Southern Virginia is looking to end its season on a high note and also snap a current 11-game skid with victories over CAC regular season champion, York College. In its most recent game, the Knights dropped a 16-3 decision at Lynchburg College.

Freshman catcher Ryan Gabriel leads the Knights' hitting attack with a .321 batting average on the year while also leading the team in hits (35) and RBI (20). The Southern Virginia pitching staff holds a 6.70 ERA, while opponents are hitting .339 from the plate.

About the Spartans

York enters this matchup having dropped thee of its last four with two of those losses coming in the CAC tournament to Salisbury and Christopher Newport. In its most recent game, the Spartans fell to Montclair State, 11-1.

Senior lefty Brad Wenzel leads all Spartan hitters with a .421 average to go along with 38 RBI and three homeruns. York's pitching staff is currently has a 4.25 ERA while opponents are hitting just .289 from the plate.