NAIA National Baseball Championship
After winning the opening round game of the NAIA National Championship against Avila University 11-1, the Panthers give up a four-inning lead to the Lubbock Christian University Chaps and lost game two of the tournament 15-8. Just as they had done yesterday, York came out swinging, scoring five runs in the first inning. Josh Warren hit the first pitch of the day for a homerun and was followed by his teammates with three consecutive hits. The Panthers out hit the defending national champs through six innings and battled back in the 5th and 6th with single runs in each of those innings. The bats of LCU would not be silenced as they added to the lead they took in the fourth with 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th, 2 in the 7th, and another in the 8th. York had 13 hits on the day to LCU's 16.
In game three, York College could not get their bats going early while the Mount Marty College Lancers seemed to take a page out of the Panthers' playbook with 4 runs in the first. The Lancers never looked back and had 14 hits on the day to York's 8 and won 12-5 to enter the elimination game with LCU.
York won the MCAC baseball tournament last week in three straight to clinch the conference title. The Panthers went 45-9 on the season, setting numerous York College records. Congratulations to head coach Nick Harlan, associate head coach Brian Walth, and all the players and coaching staff on a tremendous year.
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Harlan Recognized as MCAC Coach of the Year, Lunday as Player of the Year(York News Times)