Kennard-Dale scored a first-inning run and made it stand up on Wednesday afternoon en route to a 1-0 softball victory at Spring Grove.
Julia D'Arrigo doubled in the first and came around to score after two passed balls.
The victory helped the Rams avenge an earlier 2-0 loss to Spring Grove in Fawn Grove. In that game, the Rockets' Erika Heck struck out 18 in a perfect game.
Heck pitched well again, striking out nine and scattering five hits in a complete-game effort.
K-D starter Desi Joines was just a little better, however, pitching a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. She also paced her team with three hits.
With the win, the Rams moved within 11/2 games of first-place Spring Grove in York-Adams Division II. K-D is now 6-5 overall and 5-4 in the division. The Rockets fell to 9-4 and 7-3.
CENTRAL 4, NEW OXFORD 1: At Central, Panthers' pitcher Taylor Rohrbaugh gave up a run in the first and then put together six scoreless innings to earn the victory. Rohrbaugh struck out 11 and walked one. She allowed four hits. Central tied the game with a run in the second and scored what proved to be the winning run in the fifth. Jordyn Miller cracked a double and a two-run homer for the Panthers, and Angie Delise supplied two hits. Sarah Groft and Lindsey Miller had two hits apiece for New Oxford. Colonials' pitcher Nicole Ayers struck out 10 and didn't issue any walks. Central, the Division I leader, improved its league record to 9-1 and overall mark to 11-2.
DALLASTOWN 5, SOUTH WESTERN 1: At Hanover, Kelsey Collins pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead Dallastown. She struck out five and didn't allow a walk. Kayla Merriman went 3-for-4 for the winners, including a homer, while Amanda Jones finished 2-for-4. Sam Hartman (triple) and Jenna Eckenrode (double) also added extra-base hits for the winners, who improved to 12-2 overall and 9-2 in York-Adams Division I. Sarah Bortner pitched a complete-game eight-hitter for South Western with nine strikeouts and three walks. Bortner also homered.
WEST YORK 7, NORTH EASTERN 5: The host Bulldogs put up four runs in the fifth to take a 7-1 lead. The visiting Bobcats answered with four runs in the sixth, but that was as close as they would come. Rebecca Heltzel (2-for-4, RBI) led West York at the plate, while Shannon Dolan (2-for-4) and Natalee Brown (three-run double) paced Northeastern.
YORK TECH 11, FAIR FIELD 1: At Fairfield, Tech pitcher Katrina McLane checked the home team on four hits. McLane struck out three and walked one. The Spartans blew the game open early, scoring eight times in the second. Dani Aikins and Natalie Knotts collected two hits and two RBIs apiece for Tech.
LITTLESTOWN 10, EASTERN YORK 4: At Littlestown, Ally Schroeder pitched a complete-game five-hitter and also doubled to lead Littlestown. Skye Ripple also doubled for the winners. Grace Divet homered for Eastern, while Kaitlyn Sollenberger tripled.
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 9, SUSQUEHANNOCK 8, 9 INNINGS: At Glen Rock, Maddie Huntington homered to help Bermudian to the wild win. Myranda Pritt got the win on the mound and doubled, as did her teammate, Paige Dennison. Madi Shockey, Brea Chandler, Lindsey Rosenzweig and Emily Fodel doubled for the Warriors. Sara Lynch pitched a complete game in a losing effort.
HANOVER 11, YORK CATHOLIC 1: At York Catholic, Ashley Lawson pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead Hanover. She struck out five and walked four. Karrie Fix doubled for the Lady Irish.