Boys Varsity Baseball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- May 8, 2017
- : 3
HANOVER HIGH SCHOOL: 1
On the last day of the 2017 Varsity season the Spartans showed up to Hanover with a lot on the line. The Nighthawks won a 10 inning thriller at Tech back on April 19th. Entering last night, Tech had won its previous 2 games in exciting fashion; extra innings against Biglerville and a 6 run deficit turned victory against Fairfield… The Spartans were looking to close the season on a 3 game win streak.
The game was scoreless through 2 innings until Tech broke through in the top of the 3rd . An RBI single by Tyler Smith (Sr.) scored Joey VonRohr (Fr.) who had singled and stolen 2nd base. Smith’s hit capped off a tremendous season for him in which he was one of the Spartans most consistent offensive threats. In the bottom of the 3rd the Nighthawks answered with a run of their own to tie the game. [1-1]
Tech broke the tie in the 5th when Luke Greisler (Jr.) singled, stole second and then scored on a Juan Lopez (So.) single. [2-1] The Spartans added an insurance run in the 6th on a similar series of events. Nathan Chronister (Jr.) singled, stole second and scored on another Joey VonRohr (Fr.) base hit. The [3-1] to lead would hold as Luke Greisler (Jr.) pitched a Dominant complete game on the mound. Greisler struck out 11 batters and allowed just 1 run on 4 hits in 7 innings of work.
Two years ago the Spartans won 2 games at the Varsity level. Last season we set out to change the attitude, effort, and environment of the team and the players made tremendous strides, winning 5 games along the way. This season our kids took it again to another level. Tech was tied or leading in the 6th inning (or later) and lost 7 times this year. With 3 games left, having been knocked down over and over again… our kids got back up and kept playing hard. They finished the season winning all 3 of those games. Each win was vindication that what they’re doing is working. They believed in themselves and each other and they believed in their coaches as well. I’m so thankful and proud of our guys for how they became a little family at the end of the season.
Please congratulate our seniors on their season and they careers as York Tech student-athletes: Tyler Smith (Electrical), Kyle Slyder (Masonry), Christian Slyder (Carpentry), and Brian Honeychuck (Comm. Technology).
- 7 total wins (2 more than last season)
- 5 league wins (4 more than last season)
- 2 potential YAIAA all stars (Lopez, Greisler) [nominations still pending]
- 2 freshmen earned Varsity Letters (VonRohr, Zorbaugh)
- Zorbaugh recorded 3 wins on the mound
- Greisler batted over .400! (.407)
- Greisler and Lopez led the league in On Base % (according to online statistics)
- Catcher Cam Schanberger (So.) threw out 6 runners (our team only threw out 1 all of last year!)
- Chronister stole 20 bases in 20 games!
- 5 different sets of umpires congratulated the coaches on an improved and RESPECTFUL team.
York Tech Baseball Mission Statement:
Spartan Baseball exists to develop young leaders, provide an outlet for adolescent boys and positively represent YCST in the community.
I’m very proud of how our young men have represented this school. Their success is an indication of the continued growth of York Tech. Go Spartans!