Conrads suddenly has a 11/2-game lead in the Susquehanna League.
Conrads went on the road to earn a 12-4 victory over Columbia on Tuesday, while second-place Red Lion suffered an 8-3 loss to visiting Hallam.
Conrads improved to 21-6, while Red Lion fell to 18-6.
At Columbia, the visitors plated four runs in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach. Kevin Keesey led the visitors, going 3-for-4, including a solo homer in the second. Nick Root hit a two-run homer in the fifth and Brandon Miller hit an RBI triple in the second. For Columbia, Zach Buterbaugh went 3-for-4, including a double, with two runs scored, while Gordie Eck hit a solo homer.
At Red Lion, the visitors plated five runs in the top of the sixth, highlighted by Joe Strayer's two-run single. Strayer went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Jon Benchich went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the winners, while Joe Pietrobone went 3-for-4, including a double, with two runs scored. Jason Seitz went 2-for-3. For Red Lion, Andy Taylor went 3-for-3 with one RBI, Tyler Taylor went 2-for-3, John Wilt tripled, Joe Doyle doubled and Chad Dennes doubled. Hallam improved to 17-12.
OTHER SUSQUEHANNA LEAGUE GAMES
JACOBUS 8, WINDSOR 4: At Windsor, Jacobus used nearly every available means to earn the win.
The visitors collected seven hits, six walks and six steals, while also taking advantage of four Windsor errors.
Alex Tucci picked up the complete-game victory, allowing nine hits and three walks, while striking out 10.
Brian Crimmel (two runs, two steals), Mike Austin (two runs, two steals), Drew Kelley (two hits) and Nate Kopp (two RBIs) paced the Jacobus offense.
Roy Walker, Paul Blymire, Shawn Wilson and Chris Stoudt each had two hits for Windsor. Stoudt had a triple and two RBIs, while Walker doubled.
Jacobus improved to 16-11, while Windsor fell to 17-10.
YORK TOWNSHIP 9, FELTON 6: At Felton, Township and the Ducks staged a slugfest, combining for 21 hits and five homers.
Mike Wokulich and Chris Mattison slammed solo homers for Township, which packed all of its runs into the third through sixth innings. Brad Lloyd and Barak Gohn ripped two-run homers for Felton, and Cory Waltersdorf delivered a bases-empty homer. Wokulich, Mattison, Austin Calaman and Derek Pitzer each had two hits for Township. Lloyd went 3-for-4 for Felton, and Gohn and Seth Gladfelter finished with two hits each.
Felton, trailing 9-4, scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh and had the based loaded with one out when Township brought former Major Leaguer Mark Hendrickson in to pitch. Hendrickson struck out the first batter he faced and retired the next hitter on a popup to end the game.
EAST PROSPECT 16, STEWARTSTOWN 0: At Stewartstown, East Prospect scored a run each in the first and third innings, then put up eight runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Angel Matias (3-for-3, three RBIs, two runs scored, two doubles) and Dan Wecker (2-for-4, five RBIs, three runs scored, two doubles) led Prospect at the plate. Starting pitcher Josh Finafrock held Stewartstown to no runs on three hits.