Dallastown's Riley Hamberger had everything working on Wednesday afternoon.
In the Wildcats' 10-0 win over South Western, Hamberger threw a no-hitter, allowing just a fourth-inning walk and an error to the Mustangs, to go along with 11 strikeouts.
"By about the second or third inning, I knew I was pitching really well," he said. "But, I had no idea that it would turn out this well. I just knew that I felt good and was throwing a lot of strikes."
The game was ended in the bottom of the sixth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The 11 strikeouts Hamberger recorded are a career high and this was his first-ever no-hitter at the varsity level.
Dallastown supported Hamberger with 11 hits, including big games from his catcher Bryant Holtzapple (three hits, one RBI), Chace Miller (two hits, two RBIs), Nick Parker (two hits, RBI), Cody Somerville (two RBIs) and Tracy Carr (double).
"I felt no pressure out there on the mound," Hamberger said. "My offense supported me with 10 runs and I have a great catcher in Bryant Holtzapple, who was throwing down all the right fingers today, and I had a great defense who picked me up and made two really nice plays to save hits. So, I knew as long as I went out there and threw strikes, good things would happen."
The first-place Wildcats improved to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in York-Adams Division I. South Western fell to 2-3 and 2-1.
Spring Grove 9, New Oxford 5: At Spring Grove, the Rockets erased a first-inning 3-0 hole by exploding for nine runs in the second, third and fourth innings en route to the win. Jonathan Sager picked up the win on the mound, with seventh-inning relief help from Logan Miller. Sager struck out 10 and walked seven. Spring Grove's Derek Hoiles had the game's only extra-base hit, a double. Spring Grove, which outhit New Oxford 11-7, improved to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in York-Adams Division I. New Oxford fell to 3-2 and 2-2.
Biglerville 15, York Tech 0 (3 innings): Freshman Ben Bretzman threw a three-inning one-hitter in Biglerville's mercy-rule win. He struck out seven and walked one. Hunter Kime (three hits, double, four RBIs) and Brandon Miller (three hits, double) paced the Canners' 15-hit attack.