|York (NE) (46-17)||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||3||7||0|
|Grand Rapids, Mich. Farmers Ath. Complex|
|Bellevue||Indv. Stats||York (NE)|
|#20 Colton Nash||Doubles||#11 Michael Johnson|
|#14 Derik Bontempo||Home Runs||None|
York College was unable to overcome a four run deficit as their season ended with a 4-3 loss against top-seeded Bellevue University in the Grand Rapids Bracket of the NAIA Opening Round.
The Panthers looked to mount a comeback in the final two innings as they had runners in scoring position with less than two outs. However, the Bruins were able to keep a goose egg on the score board as they forced inning-ending double plays in both frames.
In the bottom of the eight Billy Johnson (JR/Oakland, Calif) found himself at third base after a passed ball advance him over. A hard hit ball by Garrett Anctil (SR/Clovis, Calif) lined right to the second baseman who caught it and threw over to first to force out Michael Johnson (SR/Union City, Calif).
In the ninth inning the Panthers just needed a run to extend the ball game. A fielding error by the Bruins third baseman put leadoff hitter Josh Roman (JR/Newark, Calif) on first. A sac bunt by Nick Carney (JR/Pleasanton, Calif) advanced Roman into scoring position before Jose Bueno (SR/Oak Hills, Calif) earned a free base with a walk. Lamar Smith (JR/Rodeo, Calif) came up looking to move runners 90 feet at the least. However, a hard hit ball back to the pitcher turned the 1-6-3 game ending double play.
The third inning was the only offense York could muster in the ball game. The Panthers scored three runs off of a sac fly by Nick Stoll (SR/Fresno, Calif) and a 2-RBI double by Michael Johnson scored Timmion Hughes (JR/Vallejo, Calif) and Lamar Smith. Billy Johnson tried to score from first on the play to tie the ball game but was thrown out at home on the play.
Ulysses Ramos (JR/Union City, Calif) picked up the loss as he allowed all four Bruin runs. He struck out three while walking five. Jaraad Salas (JR/Ewa Beach, Hawaii) pitched four innings of relief as he only allowed one hit and struck out five.
York's season ends with a 46-17 record.