GLEN ROCK -- After suffering a disappointing extra-inning loss to Spring Grove on Sunday, Glen Rock coach Mike Miller wanted to see his York-Adams American Legion team bounce back.
Miller got exactly what he wanted when his club played host to Pleasureville Monday evening.
After the visitors tied the game in the second inning, the home team put the game away with a five-run third. The resulting 11-3 triumph not only solidified Glen Rock's position in the regular-season standings and the league playoff race, it also filled Miller with a sense of pride.
"Tonight we bounced back after a tough loss," Miller said. "I was really pleased about that. After (Sunday's) loss we could have come out a little flat ... a little deflated."
Miller's club wasted a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the eighth inning against Spring Grove on Sunday. While Glen Rock (8-4-1) failed to get a clutch hit Sunday, there was no lack of big hits against Pleasureville.
"I would have traded some hits (tonight)," Miller joked.
Luke Knott (2-for-2) started the five-run third with a two-run double. Ryan Quigg drove in Knott with a triple in that same frame.
The visitors didn't exactly aid their own cause on the mound. Their pitchers issued 13 walks.
The run support gave Glen Rock starter Josh Houser a much-needed boost. The right-hander allowed just two singles, while he struck out six over six frames to pick up the victory.
"He threw a lot of strikes," Miller said. "Good velocity and movement. He's tough."
Monday's triumph marked just the halfway point of a brutal four-games-in-four-days stretch over the final week of the regular season. Glen Rock still has contests left against Suburban York on Tuesday and Northeastern on Wednesday.
Miller, however, didn't want to look too far ahead. In fact, the skipper wasn't even aware of where his team stood in the league standings.
"I'm not exactly sure where we are to be honest," he said. "I tell the boys not to focus too much on that. We still have a couple more games to play."
Glen Rock is in fifth place in the league. Eight teams will make the double-elimination league playoff tournament, which is set to start Tuesday, July 9.
Pleasureville fell to 7-6-0 and is fighting for its playoff life.
OTHER LEGION GAMES
NEW OXFORD 7, BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 0: At New Oxford, the home team sewed up the York-Adams American Legion regular-season title.
New Oxford improved to 12-1-1 and has just one game left in the regular season. Second-place Wrightsville fell to 9-3-1 with a loss to Spring Grove.
New Oxford's Cody Pieper had a perfect game with one out in the seventh before walking a batter and then giving up a single. He finished with 15 strikeouts and just one walk.
Tim Adams and Kenny Horney doubled for New Oxford.
SPRING GROVE 4, WRIGHTSVILLE 3: At Wrightsville, the visitors broke a 3-3 tie, in the top of the fifth when they plated the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Will Maughlin.
Colby Murphy led the visitors, going 2-for-3, including two runs scored. Austin Hunt went 2-for-3 for Spring Grove, while Dalton Hoiles went 2-for-4. Spring Grove relief pitcher Nick Spangler threw the final two innings to close out the game, striking out three and walking none. For the home team, Thomas Taylor went 1-for-2 and picked up one RBI, while teammate Colby Shimmel went 1-for-2 with one run scored.
Spring Grove improved to 9-4-0, while Wrightsville fell to 9-3-1.
SUBURBAN YORK 11, YORK 6: At Suburban, the home team plated seven runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a commanding 10-1 lead.
Tanner Martin led the home team by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Suburban's Jake Kitting went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Lewis Myers went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Levi Stein went 2-for-4, including a double. Starting pitcher Caleb Baughman picked up the win by going five innings, striking out five and walking one. For York, Lizangel Pilier went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two stolen bases.
DALLASTOWN 4, NORTHEASTERN 2: At Shryock Field, the home team plated the final two runs in the game, with one in fifth to take a 3-2 lead and adding an insurance run in the sixth.
Nick Schuler led the home team by going 3-for-4, including a double, to go with two RBIs. Teammate Cyrus Tome started the game on the mound and threw six innings, striking out four, walking none and allowing two singles to record the win.
DOVER 6, RED LION 5: At Red Lion, Ben Gladis' sacrifice fly with one out in the top of the seventh scored Ross Drawbaugh from third for the game-winning run.
Dover manufactured the run with two straight one-out walks and a double steal to put the winning run into position. Dover's Grant Hoover was 2-for-4, including a double, with two runs scored. For the home team, Brady Taylor went 2-for-4, including a triple, while Johnny Smith went 2-for-3.
CENTRAL LEAGUE GAME
STOVERSTOWN 5, SHILOH 1: Stoverstown scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second and two more in the third to get the win.
The home team had seven steals and scored its final two runs on a two-run single by Jake Hockensmith. Pitcher Jon Patino picked up the victory, holding the visiting team to a run on four hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk in seven innings. Shiloh scored its lone run in the second inning on an RBI double from Ryan Stough that scored Joe Miller.
Stoverstown improved to 13-8 and is tied with Glen Rock for second place, a half game behind first-place Manchester (13-7).
SUSQUEHANNA LEAGUE GAME
STEWARTSTOWN 5, FELTON 2: At Stewartstown, the home team took the lead for good, when it plated four runs in the bottom of the third.
Don Dibastiani led the home team by pitching a complete game, striking out five and walking two. For Felton, Zeke Ottemiller went 2-for-4, including a double.
-- Reach Ryan Vander sloot at sports@yorkdis patch.com.