York baseball team gains experience during spring training in Florida

March 13, 2015

Baseball season will be getting started soon, and the Penn State York baseball team had the opportunity to travel to Plant City, Florida, during spring break to take part in training. 

The trip, March 9-12, provided the perfect opportunity for players to focus on improving their baseball skills while gaining game experience prior to the start of the baseball season. The official Penn State University Athletic Association (PSUAC) season begins April 6, with an away game at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.  

This is the second year the team has traveled to Florida to play a number of club teams and practice in a warmer climate. The games are played through the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA).  

York’s week began with a victory against Bloomsburg University, 16–3, followed by another victory on Tuesday against Marquette University 7–6. The team fell to Cleveland State, 15-5, on Thursday, and had a loss later in the day to North Carolina State, 10-0.

The team will participate in a few non-conference games at the end of March prior to beginning the official season. York’s first home doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. April 8 against Penn State Schuylkill. All games are free and open to the public. Home games are played at Shryock Field, 2640 S. Queen Street, York.

At a special event, on April 11, York will take on Penn State Brandywine in a doubleheader at Santander Stadium, home of the York Revolution, a professional baseball team in York, Pennsylvania. The games are at 2 and 4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

For more information about Penn State York baseball, visit sports.york.psu.edu.

  • Penn State York Spring Training1 2015

    Penn State York baseball players talk strategy before they take to the field in some spring training games in Plant City, Florida.

    IMAGE: Joe Royer
Last Updated March 13, 2015