Baseball uses long ball to sweep York

Apr 15, 2017

The No. 18 Salisbury University baseball team powered its way to a doubleheader sweep of York College of Pennsylvania on senior day on Saturday at the SU Baseball Field. The Sea Gulls celebrated their six seniors prior to the start of the twinbill, and two seniors picked up the wins on the mound, but the story of the day was the hitters, and 14 combined home runs. Down 2-1 in the fifth inning, Scott Ardoin blasted a three-run home run for Salisbury to give the Gulls the lead. The Spartans retook the lead, but Salisbury blew the game open with eight runs in the sixth inning. The contest was tied on this double by Tom LaBriola, scoring Barry, and Jay Perry’s two-run home run gave Salisbury the lead for good. In the second game, starting pitcher Micah Wells struck out eight, including getting the side in the first inning to pick up his fifth win of the year, and it didn’t take long for the Salisbury offense to stake him to a big lead. Ardoin singled to bring home Justin Meekins for the first score of the day and LaBriola’s single scored two. The Sea Gulls took command with a grand slam off the bat of senior Robbie Jones later in the inning, as Salisbury finished off the sweep to secure the regular season CAC championship and the top seed in this week’s CAC tournament. Salisbury will host sixth-seeded Mary Washington on Tuesday, April 18 beginning at 3:30 p.m., and will host the remainder of the six-team, double elimination tournament April 20 through 22.

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