SUSQUEHANNA LEAGUE: Jacobus tops Felton, will now face East Prospect for regular-season title
Jacobus will travel to East Prospect at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a one-game playoff to determine the Susquehanna League regular-season baseball crown.
Jacobus forced the playoff by winning at Felton on Tuesday, 7-3. Both Jacobus and East Prospect finished the regular season at 25-7. Wednesday's winner will earn berths in the York County Championship Series vs. Central League champion Glen Rock and in the Tom Kerrigan Colonial York Tournament over Labor Day weekend.
Jacobus struck early, scoring twice in the top of the first and then again in the top of the second to open up a 3-0 advantage. Two more runs in the top of the fourth put it in front 5-0, before Felton finally got on the board in the bottom half of the inning. Then, in the top of the fifth, with Jacobus leading 5-1, Austin Calaman launched a two-run homer to open up a 7-1 lead for the visitors.
Felton responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning, but, at that point, it was too little, too late. Hank Shultz entered the game on the mound in relief of Anthony Ferrell in the sixth, getting the final six outs to seal the victory.
Ferrell earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing three runs. Daniel Waldrup took the loss for Felton, pitching a complete game.
Offensively for Jacobus, Mike Austin went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
OTHER SUSQUEHANNA LEAGUE GAMES
York Township 8, Conrads 2 (6 innings): At Conrads, the visitors posted six runs in the second inning and carried the momentum to victory in a game that was called due to darkness after six innings. Jake Reichard and Tyler Page led Township at the plate. Page went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Reichard was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Joe Yourgal was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Conrads.
Stewartstown 10, Red Lion 4 (six innings): At Stewartstown Jere Preston ripped a grand slam and a double and finished with five RBIs to lead the home team. Brandon Jones went the distance to get the win.