LOCAL BASEBALL: Big first inning sparks Northeastern to easy American Legion victory
Northeastern plated seven first-inning runs on Monday and never looked back en route to a 12-0 York-Adams American Legion victory over Suburban York on Monday evening in Manchester.
The game was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Northeastern collected 11 hits and eight walks, while taking advantage of four Suburban errors.
Chris Moyer led the winners with two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. Northeastern also got big games from Robert Elzinga (two hits, RBI, run), Spencer Rhoads (two hits, double, run), Jaden Hennel (two hits, two runs, RBI) and Robert Hartman (two RBIs, two runs).
Wade Wolfgang and Jason Seeger combined on a three-hit shutout. Wolfgang went the first three innings, while Seeger finished the final two frames.
Northeastern improved to 6-4 in the East Division.
Dover 8, Bermudian Springs 0: At Dover, the home team improved to 8-2 in the West Division.
Brayden Smith pitched a four-hit shutout to get the win, striking out six and walking one. Smith also had a hit, an RBI, a run scored, a walk and a stolen base. Andrew Chronister tripled for the winners with a run scored, while Konner Gibboney and Clayton Kennell each drove in two runs.
Dallastown 6, Red Lion 1: At Red Lion, Leo Bauzo-Soto pitched six innings of three-hit ball and didn't allow an earned run to get the win for Dallastown, which improved to 5-1-2 in the East Division.
The Dallastown starter struck out seven and walked five. Sam Dollinger pitched a shutout seventh.
Pete Capobianco (three hits, triple, double, three RBIs, two runs), Darren Sciortino (two hits, double, two RBIs) and Chase Hoecke (two hits, double, run) led the Dallastown offense.
New Oxford 9, Spring Grove 0: At Spring Grove, the visitors rolled to the West Division win behind a six-hit shutout from Blake Phillips, who struck out six and walked one.
A.J. Baadte (two hits, two RBIs, run), Colin Miller (two hits, RBI, run) and Wade Linebaugh (double, two runs, RBI) led the New Oxford offense.
Shane Kecken and Conner Gesell each had two hits for Spring Grove.
Hallam 9, Felton 6: At Hallam, the home team overcame a shaky defensive effort to improve to 12-6 in the Susquehanna League.
The Express committed five errors, leading to four unearned runs.
Ryan Day (two hits, three RBIs, run), Xavier Bonilla (two hits, double, two RBIs), Dan Wecker (two hits, run), Giorgio Butts (two hits, double, three runs), Alex Tucci (two RBIs, run) and Matt Ruth (double, run) led the Hallam offense.
Brendan Stump got the win, allowing two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking five. Zach Zambito finished up to get the save with 1 2/3 innings of shutout, hitless relief, striking out two with no walks.
Patrick Daugherty (two hits, run) and Erik Paules (two hits, double, run) were Felton's hitting leaders.