The Spring Grove softball team maintained its stranglehold on first place in York-Adams Division II on Wednesday, but it wasn't easy.
The Rockets trailed 4-0 after 31/2 innings, and still trailed, 4-1, heading into the bottom of the sixth. But Spring Grove erupted for four runs in that frame to take the lead for good. Jenna Jacoby's two-run double and Nikki Filbey's RBI single sparked the big rally.
Kasey Bentley went the distance to get the win, allowing seven hits. She struck out three and walked four. Amy Bentley had two hits and two runs scored for the winners.
For New Oxford, Nicole Ayers also went the distance and allowed seven hits. She fanned nine and walked two. Brenna LaBreck had three hits and two RBIs for the Colonials.
Spring Grove improved to 7-3 overall and 5-1 in Division II.
SOUTH WESTERN 5, YORK SUBURBAN 4: At Hanover, South Western rallied from a 4-1 hole after 31/2 innings. The Mustangs plated three runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie it and added one more in the fifth to account for the winning margin. Kylie Toomey came on in the fifth and did not allow a run the rest of the way to earn the win. She struck out five without a walk. Olivia Eytcheson pitched a complete-game six-hitter for Suburban. She also doubled twice at the plate. Bailey Moses had two hits and two runs scored for South Western. Brooke Day (three hits, RBI) and Sara Golden (two hits, run) excelled at the plate for the Trojans.
DALLASTOWN 12, SUS QUEHANNOCK 2: At Dallastown, the Wildcats improved to 7-0 in York-Adams Division I and 10-1 overall. Kelsey Collins went the distance to get the win in a game that ended in the bottom of the fifth because of the mercy rule. She allowed five hits, while striking out five without a walk. Haylee Anders (four hits, two RBIs), Amanda Jones (three hits, three RBIs), Jenna Eckenrode (two hits, two RBIs) and Sam Hartman (triple, four RBIs) led Dallastown. Jordan McGee led off the game with a homer for Susquehannock.
CENTRAL YORK 11, DOVER 1: At Central, Kayla Resh pitched a complete-game five-hitter to get the win in a game that ended in the bottom of the sixth inning because of the mercy rule. Resh struck out six and walked one. Jordyn Miller had three hits for the Panthers, including a double and a triple, and drove in five runs. Kelsey Wisner and Ally Dziwis added two hits apiece for the winners. Central York improved to 8-2 overall and 5-2 in York-Adams Division I.
RED LION 9, NORTH EASTERN 0: At Red Lion, Mackenzie Rumburg threw a five-hit shutout to lead Red Lion. She struck out six and walked two. Ali Posey doubled for Red Lion, which took control with a five-run second inning. Two Northeastern errors and four Red Lion hits sparked that rally. Red Lion improved to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in York-Adams Division I. Maddie Renard pitched a complete game for Northeastern.
EASTERN YORK 11, YORK CATHOLIC 6: At York Catholic, the Golden Knights erupted for eight runs in the top of the seventh to erase a 4-3 deficit and earn the victory. Eastern had seven hits in the inning, including Grace Divet's homer, and was helped by four York Catholic errors. Divet and Mariah Miller each had two hits for the winners. Carrie Fix had three hits, including a homer, for York Catholic. Annie Stover also had three hits for the Irish. Liz Lynch added two hits, including a double.
KENNARD-DALE 5, FAIRFIELD 4: At Fairfield, K-D rallied with four runs in the last two innings to edge the Green Knights. The Rams scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 4-2 lead only to have Fairfield tie the game in the bottom of the sixth. K-D then won the game with a run in the top of the seventh. Teanna Webb and Julia D'Arrigo had two hits apiece for the winners, and Kaitlin Barron and Nicole Kinjerski answered with two hits each for Fairfield. Webb, D'Arrigo, Barron and Kinjerski all drilled doubles. D'Arrigo struck out 12 and walked one to earn the victory. Kinjerski recorded seven strikeouts and three walks. The Rams were solid in the field with just one error. The Green Knights were charged with four errors.
LITTLESTOWN 16, YORK TECH 5: At Spry, McKenzie Summers led the Thunderbolts by connecting for four hits. Casey Saylor had three hits, including a triple, for Littlestown, while Emily Lanahan had three hits, including a double. For the Spartans, Dani Aikins had three hits, including a double, while teammate Lindsay McWilliams had two hits.
WEST YORK 11, BIG LERVILLE 1: West York scored six runs in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth to win the game in five innings. Jossalin Shipley paced the Bulldogs' offense by going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored. Starting pitcher Sarah Godfrey got the win by holding the host Canners to one run on three hits with one strikeout and no walks. Biglerville was paced by Kate Tuckey, who went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored.