Panthers On Record Pace

YC Baseball ranks high nationally in 21 categories

The York College Baseball team is off to its best start in program history at 21-6 overall and 4-0 in conference.  The Panthers, fresh off a sweep of MCAC opponent Peru State, rank nationally in the top 50 in 21different statistical categories.  The reason for their hot start is a “well rounded team” says Head Coach Nick Harlan. 

This past weekend against Peru the Panthers won two games by the scores of 5-4 and 1-0 with great pitching performances by junior transfers Andrew Matheny and Bruce Amende.  Matheny is currently 6-0 on the season and is third overall nationally in wins.  He has allowed only two hits and thrown seven shut out innings while Amende, who is 3-0, ranks in the top 50 nationally in ERA.

In addition to solid pitching the Panthers have three players batting over .400 in Justin Lunday (.478), Sam Feiner (.469), and Kris Little (.449).  Whether by pitching or hitting, the Panthers are a fun team to watch on the baseball diamond with the same three athletes also on track to hit double digits in home runs and lead-off hitter Josh Warren ranking #10 nationally in stolen bases. 

The final facet of this incredibly balanced team is defense, and the Panthers again score high with a team fielding percentage of .958, ranked 40th in the nation. 

“What I notice about this team is that they have great team chemistry,” said YC Athletic Director Jared Stark.  “This team really loves each other and is willing to sacrifice in order to be successful.  When you have a group of guys that has bought into that type of ideal, then you truly have something special.” 

As always, Coach Harlan says their team goals are to compete for championships, first and foremost the MCAC conference championship.  The Panthers travel to Bartlesville, Oklahoma this weekend to continue their quest for that goal with four games against conference opponent Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Saturday, March 27
The Panthers extended their winning streak to 13 in a row as they swept Oklahoma Wesleyan 18-2, 10-6, 8-6, and 13-3.

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