YORK – A Sunday afternoon road trip may have been just what the York Cornerstone Seniors’ offense needed as it scored 16 runs and pounded out 10 hits, including two home runs, in a 16-2 win over the Lexington Seniors.
On Saturday, the Seniors’ bats were held to just three hits and Springfield/Platteview posted a 5-3 win at Levitt Stadium.
York (7-11) will host Doniphan-Trumbull tonight at Levitt with first pitch scheduled for 8 p.m.
York 16, Lexington 2
Before York’s starting pitcher Zach Beaver even took the mound on Sunday, he had been given a seven-run lead to work with thanks to his offense.
Lexington scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but that would be all the scoring for the hosts as York added one in the second and five more in the fourth along the way to the 16-2 win.
In the first, York third baseman AJ Beins cranked out the first of his two two-run home runs while Mason Wright and Dana Hobbs both added a single to help York get untracked offensively.
York was led by Hobbs and Beins with four RBIs each, while Beins led the way with three hits. Wright, Andrew Clark and Hobbs all had two each.
Along with Beins’ two long balls, Clark and Wright both had doubles. Four York batters were hit by a pitch in the game.
York finished with 10 hits and Lexington had five.
Beaver picked up the win as he was given great run support in his four innings of work. Beaver struck out three, allowed four hits and both runs were earned.
In relief, Clark pitched one frame and allowed one hit while striking out three.
Springfield/Platteview 5, York 3
The Seniors had just three hits on Saturday as the Springfield/Platteview pitching staff silenced the York bats until the bottom of the sixth inning.
The visitors held a 3-0 lead when York came to bat in the sixth, and the inning started off with a walk to Tyler Wright, followed by a one-out walk to Wyatt Cast.
A strikeout kept the runners on first and second, but a single from Clark scored the first run to make it 3-1.
An error by the Springfield/Platteview defense allowed two more runs to score and the teams went to the top of the seventh all knotted at 3-3.
Mason Wright started on the mound for York and gave up two doubles and a walk as Springfield/Platteview grabbed the early lead.
The visitors upped the margin to 3-0 with a single counter in the fourth.
Springfield/Platteview starter Jakob Richards worked four innings and allowed just one hit with four strikeouts.
In the top of the seventh, York’s John Esser took over for Mason Wright who had tossed 115 pitches, allowed seven hits and gave up three earned runs. Wright had two strikeouts.
The first hit of the game for York was recorded by Bradyn Heiss in the third inning. The other two hits were a single from Beins and the sixth inning safety off the bat of Clark.