Spring Grove and New Oxford continued their neck-and-neck battle for the York-Adams American Legion baseball lead on Wednesday evening.
Both teams registered home victories, with Spring Grove beating Wrightsville, 5-2, while New Oxford rolled past Suburban York, 10-0, in a game that ended after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
New Oxford is now 10-1-1, while Spring Grove sits at 10-1-0.
At Spring Grove, pitcher Nick Spangler got the win, giving up the two runs on six hits in six innings with six strikeouts and three walks. Reliever Matt Brooks tossed a perfect seventh. Spangler (run scored), Brooks (RBI), Devin Fisher (run scored) and Levi Krause (run scored) each had a pair of hits. Wrighstville's Dalton Renn (double) and Bobby Hedrick (run scored) each went 2-for-4.
At New Oxford, Justin Duble earned his fourth win of the year with four shutout innings, striking out nine and walking six. Corban Czap had two hits and two RBIs for the winners, while Jake Toal, Alex Smith and Brandon Schwartz each had two RBIs. Suburban York managed just two hits.
OTHER LEGION GAME
Northeastern 12, Dallastown 2: At Dallastown, Northeastern took advantage of 15 walks and pounded nine hits to earn the five-inning victory in a game that was shortened because of the 10-run mercy rule. Logan Wunsch pitched four innings and allowed one run to get the win. Tom Skehan (2-for-3, run RBI), Devin Blymire (2-for-3, run, two RBIs) and Brayton Bare (2-for-3, run) led the winners. For Dallastown, Brandon White tripled and Jon Snyder went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Dallastown led 1-0 heading into the fourth inning, when Northeastern exploded for eight runs. The winners followed that up with a four-run fifth.
SUSQUEHANNA LEAGUE game
Hallam 10, Windsor 1: At Hallam, the home team was led by Shawn McCleary (2-for-3, two walks), Jon Benchich (2-for-3), Angel Matias (2-for-4) and Eric McNeil (2-for-2, two walks). Travis Stump threw a complete game to get the win, striking out three and walking two. Hallam's Jaron Shimmel stole home in the bottom of the third. For Windsor, Roy Walker and Ian Hartman each doubled, while Chris Liggitt tripled. All 13 hits by Hallam were singles. First-place Hallam improved to 12-3, while Windsor fell to 10-8.