LOCAL BASEBALL: Young hurler comes up big in Pleasureville's key American Legion triumph

  • Pleasureville earned a key American Legion baseball win over Stewartstown on Wednesday, 2-1.
  • Pleasureville now leads the East Division at 8-1-1. Stewartstown fell to 7-3.
  • Josh Marquard pitched a complete game to get the win. He also drove in the winning run.

A night after taking the lead atop the York-Adams American Legion East Divison standings, the boys from Pleasureville Post 799 padded their advantage in the midst of a playoff run.

Starting pitcher Josh Marquard helped himself earn the victory with his bat. Marquard ripped a line-drive single to center that drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh, helping Post 799 claim a 2-1 walk-off triumph over visiting Stewartstown.

"The young kid came through," Pleasureville manager Elliot Ness said.

Not even a high schooler at Central York yet, Marquard demonstrated poise throughout. The right-hander surrendered seven hits, but allowed just one run while fanning eight in the complete game.

That wasn't all, however. He stroked a pair of singles while drawing a walk in three plate appearances.

Post 799 (8-1-1) managed just five hits, but took the early lead when Ryan Pepler scored on an error. Stewartstown (7-3) tied it up in the top of the sixth on a double by Garett Meckley.

The visitors got a two-out single in the seventh by Caleb Petrowicz, but he was thrown out at second trying to stretch it into a double.

Pleasureville also won at Stewartstown on Tuesday, 7-6, to move into first.



Dover 1, Gettysburg 0: At Gettysburg, Andrew Chronister pitched a two-hit shutout for Dover, striking out eight and walking one. 

Dillon Gebler pitcher a complete-game two-hitter for Gettysburg.

Brayden Smith doubled for the winners, while Nic Morrett had Dover's RBI on a seventh-innning sacrifice fly. He drove in Anthony Friday, who tripled earlier in the inning.

Dover leads the York-Adams American Legion West Division at 9-2-0.

Red Lion 12, Suburban York 11: At Red Lion, the home team plated eight runs in its final two at-bats to rally from a 9-4 hole.

Kyle Daugherty (three hits, two doubles, three runs, two RBIs), Alex Connors (two hits, double, three RBIs, run), John Crone (homer, two RBIs, run), Jake Bardo (double, two RBIs, two runs), Shane Guise (double, two RBIs), Preston Dailey (three runs, double) and Adam Naylor (triple, run) led Red Lion.

Suburban was paced by Carson Holsinger (two hits, triple, four RBIs, two runs), Micah McKee (three hits, two runs, RBI), Maxwell Reinecker (two hits, two RBIs), Josh Royer (three runs, hit, two walks) and Daniel Dellinger (double, run).

Northeastern 11, Glen Rock 3: At Glen Rock, Robert Elzinga (three hits, two RBIs, run) paced Northeastern to the win.

Robert Hartman (two hits, two runs, RBI), Jason Seeger (two RBIs) and Spencer Rhoads (double, two RBIs) also excelled for Northeastern, which improved to 7-4.

Glen Rock was paced by Jake Mahan (two hits, double, two RBIs), Carl Munch (two hits), Jacob Barnhart (two hits) and Sam Gardner (double, run).

Chris Moyer got the win, allowing two earned runs over 4 1/3 innings. Louis Diaz pitched 2 2/3 innings of one-hit, scoreless relief.

Bermudian 2, Spring Grove 0: At York Springs, Tyler Sims and Noah Selby combined on a two-hit shutout for Bermudian.

Sims went three innings and Selby went four. Both struck out two.

Conner Gesell pitched five innings for Spring Grove and didn't allow an earned run. Ethan Zorbaugh added two shutout innings of relief. Patrick Anderson had both of Spring Grove's hits, including a double.