LOCAL BASEBALL: Dover hands Stoverstown its first Central League loss of 2018 season


Hours after they were forced to relocate their home game to Stoverstown, Dover pulled off its biggest victory of the season over the Central League-leading Tigers.

Shane Melhorn did it all Tuesday for Dover. The left-hander pitched a complete game on the mound while supporting his own efforts with two hits and an RBI to help hand the Tigers their first loss of the season, 4-3.

Melhorn allowed seven hits and three runs over seven innings while fanning four to pick up the victory, which was Dover's third in a row. Melhorn's club pounded out nine hits in the triumph.

Right-fielder Austin Rickrode recorded all three outs in the seventh inning to help Dover get back to .500 (5-5)

"They hit a bunch of balls hard," Melhorn said. "But luckily my outfielders were right there."

Daryl Harang was the tough-luck loser for the Tigers, who fell to 9-1. The Stoverstown southpaw struck out five and walked none, but was victimized by a couple of errors and well-placed base hits by Dover.

Jake Hockensmith finished with a pair of hits and an RBI for the Tigers.



Mount Wolf 5, Pleasureville 2: At Pleasureville, Donovan Oaks got the win for the Wolves, going five innings and allowing no earned runs.

Mark Burnside and Jeremy Charles each added a shutout inning in relief.

Jimmy Losh (two hits, two RBIs), Danny Dierdorff (two hits, run), Miles Campbell (two doubles, RBI) and Grant Hoover (double, triple, RBI, run) led the Wolves' offense. 

Ben Reed (two hits, run) and Devin Dellinger (two RBIs) led Pleasureville.

Jefferson 7, Vikings 6: At Jefferson, Kevin Wisner's one-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh clinched the walk-off victory for the home team.

Also for Jefferson, Austin Dellinger went 3 for 3 with a double and one walk; Jordan Higgins went 3 for 4 with a double; and Gabriel Grove went 2 for 4.

For the Vikings, Alex Rohrbaugh had two doubles, while Mitchell Slater went 3 for 4.



Stewartstown 5, Hallam 4: At Stewartstown, Bubba Jacobs' walk-off RBI single capped Stewartstown's three-run, seventh-inning rally that clinched the victory.

In the top of the seventh, Hallam had plated two runs to take a 4-2 lead.

Jacobs finished with two hits and an RBI. The Vets' other hitting leaders were Cody Brittain (two hits, two runs), Ryan McMillan (two hits, two RBIs) and Jesse Brittain (two hits, double, two RBIs, run). Blake Kendrick pitched a complete game to get the win, allowing three earned runs and striking out five.

Hallam's hitting leaders were Alex Tucci (two hits, run), Angel Matias (two hits) and Xavier Bonilla (two doubles, three RBIs, run). 

York Township 1, Jacobus 0: At York Township, Avery Strayer led the home team to the victory by throwing a shutout, striking out three, walking two and allowing four singles.

Also for Township, D.J. Reed went 2 for 3 with one run scored, while Derek Pitzer doubled.

For Jacobus, Alex Zelger went 2 for 3, while Casey Markey threw a complete-game six-hitter.

East Prospect 12, Conrads 4: At East Prospect, Ryky Smith led the Pistons by going 3 for 4 at the plate, including a double, with four RBIs, and one run scored.

Also for the Pistons, Mark Schauren went 3 for 3 with three runs scored and one RBI; Bren Taylor went 2 for 3 with two runs scored; Thomas Taylor went 2 for 4 with one run scored; and Dalton Renn homered and collected three RBIs.

For Conrads, Kevin Keesey went 3 for 3; Nolan Boushell went 2 for 4, including a homer, with three RBIs; Josh Knaub went 2 for 3; and Joe Yourgal homered.

First-place East Prospect improved to 13-0. Conrads fell to 8-5.  

Felton 5, Windsor 2: At Felton, Cole Delp pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out six and surviving nine walks.

Felton's hitting leaders were Patrick Daugherty (two hits, RBI), Kody Allen (two hits, two RBIs), Ben Kitzmiller (two hits, three runs) and Brady Taylor (two hits, run).

Chris Liggett had two hits and a run scored for Windsor. Mark Shoff pitched a complete game for Windsor, allowing two earned runs and striking out five.


Dallastown 1, Pleasureville 0: At Dallastown, Morgan Smith crossed the plate in the bottom of the fifth to give the home team the lead and the lone run of the game.

Smith also started the game on the mound, throwing five-plus shutout innings, allowing two hits, to pick up the win.

Mario Velasco went 2 for 3 with a triple for Dallastown, while Cole Bankert went 2 for 3. Valasco also threw the final two shutout innings, striking out three, walking one and allowing no hits.

For Pleasureville, Grant Smeltzer threw five innings, striking out seven, walking none and allowing six hits to take the loss. Ryan Pepler tripled for the losers.

Shiloh 9, Hanover 8: At Hanover, Shiloh used a five-run fifth to erase an 8-3 Hanover lead and then scored the winning run in the top of the seventh.

Zach Gettys had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for Shiloh, and also pitched a scoreless seventh to preserve the win, striking out two.

Willie Martin added three RBIs for the winners, while Christian Fletcher added two hits and two runs scored. Seth Eyler added two RBIs and two runs scored and Trevor Keller added two hits.