The Central York softball team didn't play on Tuesday afternoon, but still took over sole possession of first place in York-Adams Division I.
That's because Central's two main rivals -- Dallastown and Red Lion -- each suffered home losses.
The Wildcats dropped a 9-3 decision against visiting New Oxford, while Red Lion lost to visiting South Western, 9-8.
Central (14-2 overall) leads the division at 9-2, followed by Dallastown (12-4 overall) at 9-3 and Red Lion (10-5 overall) at 8-4.
At Dallastown, Nicole Ayers pitched a complete-game four-hitter for New Oxford. She struck out 10 and walked seven. Sarah Groft had two hits, including a three-run homer, for the Colonials, while Ayers had two hits and two RBIs. Sarah Smith also had two hits for the Colonials. Jenna Eckenrode was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Wildcats.
At Red Lion, a dramatic six-run seventh-inning rally led South Western. Down to their last out with a runner on second, the Mustangs used five singles and two walks to score the six runs and take a 9-8 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, South Western's Jordan Chell snared a line drive and doubled off a runner to help pitcher Kyle Toomey preserve the one-run lead. Toomey went the distance to get the win. Chell finished 3-for-3, while Heather Dell went 3-for-4 with two doubles. Taylor Gould (three hits), Megan Chapman (two hits, triple) and Alexa Taylor (two hits) led Red Lion.
WEST YORK 7, LIT TLESTOWN 6: At West York, Kayla Michael had three hits, including a pair of triples, and drove in four runs to power the Bulldogs. Emma Raymond delivered the game-tying and game-winning RBIs for the Bulldogs. Sarah Godfrey went the distance to get the win on the mound, allowing just two earned runs. She struck out four and walked none. West York won despite committing eight errors. Emily Lanahan had two hits and two RBIs for Littlestown. In the top of the seventh, West York left fielder Claire Flohr made a running catch to save extra bases and help preserve West York's 7-6 lead.
HANOVER 14, YORK TECH 4: At Hanover, the Hawkettes pounded out 16 hits in the Division IV game. Emily Albright and Kendra Klunk collected three hits apiece for Hanover, which scored seven runs in the second inning. Dani Aikins slugged a two-run homer for York Tech, which managed just four hits off Hawkettes' pitcher Ashley Lawson. Lawson struck out seven and walked three.
DELONE CATHOLIC 11, YORK CATHOLIC 1: At York, Cassie Rickrode pitched a complete-game seven-hitter for Delone. She struck out eight and walked one. Rickrode also had two hits, including a triple. Liz Lynch and Carrie Fix each had two hits for the Irish. York Catholic outhit Delone, 7-5, but was hurt by eight walks and six errors. The game was ended after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Delone improved to 14-0 overall and 12-0 in York-Adams Division IV. The Squirettes have clinched the division title.
SUSQUEHANNOCK 8, DOVER 7: At Glen Rock, Sara Lynch picked up the victory, striking out seven and walking three. Megan Green got the save, with one strikeout and one walk. Jordan McGee doubled for the winners. Lexi Gohn pitched a complete game in the loss. She also homered. Natalie Cutright went 3-for-3 with a walk for Dover.