YORK -- Junior slugger Josh Vallejos belted his sixth home run in seven games, and Jacob Ramsey delivered a clutch, two-run single, staking the York Comprehensive High School Cougars to a 7-5 win over Lancaster Saturday afternoon in York.
Robert Langford, a crafty left-handed hurler who keeps opposing batters off balance with breaking pitches and fastballs, was the winning pitcher, with David Hyatt in relief in the seventh.
"Robert did a great job on the mound today, head coach Scott Kiggans said. "We bounced back from a tough loss last night."
Vallejos talked about his torrid home run pace after the game.
"I'm not trying to hit home runs," he said. "I keep my weight on my back foot and swing through the ball."
Langford said he had command of his pitches.
"My change-up felt good today, which helped set up the fastball," commented Langford. "This was a big win for us."
Added Vallejos, the team's catcher: "Robert's curve ball looked good, too."
Langford said the key to success in the future is to keep playing as a team.
"I am proud of our kids," Kiggans said after the win over Lancaster. "We will continue to work hard in all phases of the game -- pitching, hitting and defense."
The Cougars were beaten 7-3 Friday night at Fort Mill.
York led 3-0 until the Yellow Jackets scored three in the fifth inning to tie the score and four in the sixth for the win.
Ninth-grader Keith Davis homered for the Cougars. Outfielder Josh Greene, an all-region player last year, was 2-for-2 at the plate.