Kennard-Dale muffled West York's booming bats on Monday afternoon.
Fortunately for the Bulldogs, however, Kaden Hepler didn't need a lot of support.
Hepler hurled a five-hit shutout to lead West York to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Rams. He struck out five and walked five.
For the season, the hard-throwing Hepler has yet to surrender an earned run in 23 innings pitched. He's allowed just 12 hits, while striking out 32 and walking 10. He's now 4-0 on the season and is a big reason the Bulldogs are 6-1 overall and lead York-Adams Division II at 5-1.
In their previous four games, West York had scored 67 runs. They didn't have nearly that kind of success against K-D's Dakota Baer, who allowed just three runs and seven hits in a complete-game effort.
Collin Crowell and Brandon Kinneman each had two hits for West York. Kinneman drove in a run. Jesse Bortner doubled for the winners.
The Rams fell to 1-6 overall and 1-5 in Division II.
DALLASTOWN 7, CEN TRAL YORK 4: At Dallastown, the Wildcats improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in York-Adams Division I with the victory. Central fell to 1-5 overall and 1-4 in the division. Austin Calaman went 3-for-4, including a triple and double, with two runs scored and two RBIs for the Wildcats. Micah Striebig and D.J. Reed added two hits each for the winners. Reed also got the win on the mound. Reed and Nolan Tome combined to allow just three Central hits. Reed did allow seven walks, while fanning four.
EASTERN YORK 8, SUSQUEHANNOCK 4: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights scored three in the second inning and added five in the third to account for all of their scoring. Steve Dunham got the win on the mound, going six innings and allowing just four hits and two earned runs. He struck out eight and walked two. Dalton Renn had three hits to lead the Eastern offense and drove in four runs. Devin Strickler added two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. Bryan Procopio had three hits for Susquehannock.
BIGLERVILLE 19, YORK CATHOLIC 9: At Biglerville, the Canners erupted for 11 fourth-inning runs to erase a 9-4 York Catholic lead. The game was ended after Biglerville added four fifth-inning runs, which invoked the 10-run mercy rule. Logan Howell had five hits and seven RBIs for the winners, while Brady Griest added four hits, five runs and two RBIs. Zach Staub added four RBIs for the Canners, while Casey Ayers went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Mark Burnside and James Dougherty had two hits apiece for the Irish.
DOVER 7, NEW OXFORD 2: The host Eagles scored a pair of runs in the first inning and added three more in the second. Senior catcher Mitch Slater (3-for-3, three RBIs, two runs) led the Eagles with a double and a triple. The Colonials, who committed five errors, were paced by first baseman Tim Adams (1-for-3, RBI, run).
DELONE CATHOLIC 15, YORK TECH 4: At McSherrystown, Delone captured a game that was ended in the sixth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. Tyler Kime pitched a complete-game six-hitter to get the win for Delone. He also homered and finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs. Brett Smith added three hits and two RBIs for the Squires.
SOUTH WESTERN 10, RED LION 0: At Hanover, the Mustangs rolled to a win in a game stopped in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. Eric Moul pitched a complete-game three-hitter to get the win. He struck out five and walked one. Bishop Elder tripled for the winners, while Parker Bean and Keith Pappas doubled. Taylor Ohl doubled for Red Lion.
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS 11, YORK SUBURBAN 10: At Suburban, the Eagles plated the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh to take lead and went on to win the York-Adams Division III game. Mike Moore led the visitors with three hits, including a grand slam in the first. For the Trojans, Spencer Strickler had three hits, including two doubles. Chance Rohrbaugh had two hits and two RBIs for the Trojans.
SPRING GROVE 13, YORK HIGH 3: Spring Grove's Jake Thoman allowed just three runs on five hits in a complete-game effort, striking out eight and walking four to get the win. At the plate, the visiting Rockets were led by Branden Warner (3-for-4, RBI, three runs) and Jake Molison (4-for-5, four RBIs, three runs). Lesabiel Castro (2-for-3, RBI, run) plated one of York High's three runs in the third inning. The game was played at Sovereign Bank Stadium.