ADULT BASEBALL: Paced by Rick Thompson, batters put up monster numbers on Memorial Day
- Conrads' Rick Thompson drove in nine runs in a doubleheader sweep of Stewartstown.
- Ryky Smith drove in seven runs during East Prospect's 15-4 victory over Felton.
- Chris Keffer drove in six runs during Dover's 11-1 victory over Pleasureville.
Several local baseball players enjoyed monster days at the plate on Memorial Day.
Conrads' Rick Thompson, East Prospect's Ryky Smith and Bren Taylor, Jacobus' Drew Kelley, Dover's Chris Keffer and Vikings' Carson Fries each drove in at least four runs in a single game.
The 39-year-old Thompson, however, enjoyed the biggest day of all, collecting nine RBIs to help Conrads sweep visiting Stewartstown, 11-7 and 5-4. He belted three homers and now has 101 homers for his career.
In the 5-4 win, Thompson belted a two-run, two-out, walk-off blast on a 3-2 pitch to give Conrads the victory. He finished that game with three RBIs, a homer, a double and a run scored. Tracy Carr added two hits and a run scored for Conrads (4-1). Brandon Walters, who pitched a scoreless seventh, got the win. Jere Preston doubled, drove in two runs and scored a run to lead Stewartstown.
In the 11-7 Conrads win, Thompson (three hits, two homers, six RBIs, two runs) had another big game, as did Carr (three hits, two doubles, two RBIs, run). Conrads' Travis Hake (two hits, two RBIs, three runs) also excelled. Ryan McMillan (three hits, two doubles, two runs), Jason Mitchell (two hits, homer, three RBIs, two runs), Bubba Jacobs (double, two RBIs, run) and Jesse Brittain (double, two runs, RBI) led Stewartstown.
East Prospect 15, Felton 4: At East Prospect, Smith (four hits, double, seven RBIs, two runs) helped East Prospect (7-0) continue its perfect start. Bren Taylor (three hits, double, four RBIs, three runs), Anthony Torruellas (two hits, double, two runs), Dalton Renn (triple, two RBIs, run), Hunter McClintock (two hits, two runs, two walks, RBI) and Thomas Taylor (three runs, two walks) also excelled for the Pistons. Tyler Tubbs pitched a complete game to get the win. Jordan Rhoades (two doubles, two RBIs) and Luke Howard (two hits, run) led Felton.
East Prospect 9, Felton 3: At East Prospect, Hunter McVey pitched a complete-game six-hitter, striking out 13 and walking eight, throwing 140 pitches. Renn (two hits, three runs, RBI), Bren Taylor (two hits), Jeremy Mohr (two RBIs) and McClintock (triple, two RBIs, two walks) paced Prospect.
Jacobus 11, Windsor 3: At Jacobus, Kelley drove in five runs to lead the Jackals. He homered twice, including a grand slam, and scored three runs. Justin Kilpatrick (three hits, two runs, RBI), Brian Hudish (three RBIs, run), Alex Zelger (two RBIs, run), Mike Austin (two hits) and Kyle Saxman (two runs) also excelled for Jacobus. Brett Alaimo pitched two scoreless innings of relief to get the win. Luke Greisler had two RBIs for Windsor.
Jacobus 6, Windsor 1: At Jacobus, Casey Markey pitched six innings of three-hit ball to get the win. Zelger (three hits, two RBIs, two runs) and Saxman (two hits, run) led the Jacobus offense. Tyler Myers pitched a complete game for Windsor, allowing two earned runs.
Hallam 7, York Township 6: At Hallam, Giorgio Butts (three hits, double, two RBIs, run scored) and Alex Tucci (two hits, double, RBI, run) led Hallam. Matt Ruth pitched three innings of one-hit shutout relief to get the win, striking out three. For Township, Austin Martinez had two hits, including a double, and a run scored, while Andy Freeburger doubled and scored two runs. Hallam trailed 6-0 before plating seven third-inning runs to take the lead for good.
Hallam 8, York Township 7: At Hallam, Xavier Bonilla's fourth-inning grand slam broke a 4-4 tie and sparked Hallam. Angel Matias (two hits, double, RBI), Ryan Day (two hits, run) and Joe Pietrobone (homer, two RBIs) also sparked the Express. Township was led by Matthew Attig (three hits, double, three RBIs, two runs), Tyler Page (two hits, double, RBI, run) and Freeburger (two hits, two runs).
Dover 11, Pleasureville 1: At Pleasureville, Colby Shimmel pitched a complete-game four-hitter to get the win, while Keffer (homer, double, six RBIs, run) excelled at the plate. Other hitting standouts for Dover were Brad Smith (three RBIs, two runs) and Eric McNeil (two hits, two runs, RBI). Colin Parks pitched well in relief for Pleasureville, allowing one run over 4 1/3 innings. Dover scored all of its runs in the first two innings.
Vikings 14, Mount Wolf 6: At Mount Wolf, Fries (three hits, four RBIs, run) powered Vikings. The winners also got big games from Jerrin Toomey (two hits, two RBIs, run), Chase James (two hits, two RBIs, two runs), Michael Santiago (two hits, two runs), Robbie Bertuccio (two hits, two RBIs, two runs) and Trent Ketterman (two hits, two RBIs, two runs). Mount Wolf was led by Danny Dierdorff (three hits, three runs), Mark Burnside (three hits, double) and Dan Westfall (two RBIs).
Stoverstown 3, Manchester 2: At Stoverstown, Austin Botts' two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth, gave Stoverstown the lead for good. Kyle Raubenstine came on in relief of starter Josh Hildebrand in the fifth to throw 2 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out three and walking none to record the victory. Stoverstown's Nick Spangler had an RBI double in the first that scored Brandon Warner, while Joe Capobianco doubled. Manchester took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth when Brayton Bare and Dale Houser had RBI singles. For the the game, Bare went 2 for 3 with one RBI, while Matt Jordan went 3 for 3 with one run scored.