Baseball Rides Offense to PSUAC Opener Win Over Schuylkill

Walker Monteith’s first inning grand slam paced the Penn State York offense in the 12–8 win.
Walker Monteith’s first inning grand slam paced the Penn State York offense in the 12–8 win.

Scorekeepers were kept busy on Thursday, Mar. 29, during a high-scoring contest at Penn State Schuylkill. Penn State York Baseball road their offense to a 12–8 road victory as the team kicked off their Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) schedule.

Penn State York got things moving in the first inning, when Brendan Delridge (York, Pennsylvania / York Suburban) singled on a 0–2 count, scoring the first run of the game. Four hitters later, Penn State York would put up four more runs on a grand slam home-run by Walker Monteith (York, Pennsylvania / Central YorK). Jonny Stratton (Howell, New Jersey / Howell) crossed the plate for the sixth and final run of the inning on Austin Lehman's (Millersburg, Pennsylvania / Millersburg) single in his second at-bat of the inning.

Penn State Schuylkill scored four runs in the fifth inning and another in the sixth, but York responded with five runs in the sixth to maintain the lead.

Levi Stein (York, Pennsylvania / York Suburban) earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for Penn State York. He lasted six innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out seven. Delridge and Alex Peters (Bel Air, Maryland / Patterson Mill) entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Penn State York had 14 hits in the game. Delridge, Monteith, Brady Lefever (Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania / Elizabethtown), Sean Meekins (Middle River, Maryland / Archbishop Curley), and Logan Miller (Spring Grove, Pennsylvania / Spring Grove) all collected multiple hits for Penn State York. Delridge went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Penn State York.

After almost a month of games cancelled due to weather, sandwiched around a week of exhibition games during spring training in Florida, Penn State York improves to 1–4 on the young season.

Penn State York next hosts Penn State Schuylkill in the return matches, as the teams are scheduled for a double-header in York on Monday, Apr. 2, with the first pitch at 2 p.m.