SUSQUEHANNA LEAGUE: East Prospect, York Township split pair of one-run baseball decisions

  • East Prospect and York Township split a pair of one-run Susquehanna League games on Wednesday.
  • East Prospect won the opener in 11 innings, 5-4. Township won the second game, 4-3.
  • East Prospect leads the Susquehanna League at 21-4. Township fell to 16-9.
  • East Prospect's Hunter McClintock had eight hits in the doubleheader.

In a tight Fourth of July Susquehanna League doubleheader, York Township split a pair of one-run decisions against first-place East Prospect at McWilliams Field in Spry.

Township jumped out to a 4-0 lead after four innings in the second game of the twinbill before holding on for a 4-3 triumph. 

East Prospect's Devin Strickler, left, reacts after York Township's Derek Pitzer, center, tags him out during a close play at third during Susquehanna League baseball action at McWilliams Field in York Township, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert

In the opener, the Pistons outlasted Township for an 11-inning triumph, 5-4.

East Prospect is now 21-4 on the season, while Township fell to 16-9.

In the second game, Tyler Page had three hits and a run scored for Township, while Zach Ness doubled and scored a run. Micah Striebig, Austin Martinez and Roberto Barranca had RBIs for the winners.

Page also pitched a complete game to get the win, striking out seven without a walk.

Sam Deardorff pitched a complete game for Prospect, striking out eight. Ryky Smith doubled and had three RBIs for the Pistons, while Hunter McClintock had four hits and a run scored and Thomas Taylor doubled.

In the opener, an 11th-inning error scored the winning run for Prospect.

Terry Godfrey got the win with five one-hit, scoreless innings of relief, striking out six. Avery Strayer pitched 10 2/3 innings for Township, throwing 140 pitches and giving up three earned runs. He got a no-decision.

The Pistons were led by McClintock (four hits, two runs, RBI), Bren Taylor (three hits, double, RBI), Smith (three hits, double, two walks, RBI) and Jeremy Mohr (two hits). McClintock finished the doubleheader with eight hits.

Page (three hits, double, run), Striebig (three hits, RBI, run) and Matthew Attig (two hits, two RBIs) led Township.




Stewartstown 4, Windsor 3: At Stewartstown, the home team scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on James Klingerman's two-out, two-run single to rally for the morning win.

Cody Brittain added two hits, including a double, and a run scored for the Vets. Brittain also pitched a complete-game five-hitter to get the win, striking out 13.

Shawn Wilson had three hits in a losing cause, driving in one run. Wilson also pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run while striking out four.

Windsor 4, Stewartstown 3: At Stewartstown in the afternoon, Wilson had a two-run double in the first to key Windsor's win.

Mark Shoff and Brian Dinsmore each added two hits and a run scored for the Cardinals, while Connor Dewees doubled with a run scored.

Tyler Myers pitched a complete game to get the win, striking out seven. Blake Kendrick pitched a complete game for Stewartstown, allowing three earned runs.

The Vets' offense was paced by Jesse Brittain (two solo homers), Jere Preston (two hits), Bubba Jacobs (two hits, including a double) and Justin Sommer (three walks, run).

Hallam 10, Conrads 0: At Conrads, Alex Tucci and Zach Zambito combined on a four-hit shutout in a morning contest Wednesday.

Tucci went five innings and allowed two hits, striking out six. Zambito pitched the final two frames. Tucci also added two runs scored and an RBI at the plate.

Robert Butts paced the Hallam attack with three RBIs and two runs scored on a homer and a double. Angel Matias added two hits, including a double, with two RBIs, while Robert Wecker doubled with an RBI.

Michael Carr doubled for Conrads. 

Hallam 6, Conrads 5 (8 innings): At Conrads, Tucci's sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth gave Hallam the sweep.

Tucci (two hits, two RBIs, run), Matias (two hits, double, two runs) and Dan Wecker (two hits, RBI) paced the Hallam offense.

Matt Ruth pitched a complete game, throwing 148 pitches, to get the win. He struck out 14 and gave up four earned runs.

Kevin Keesey powered Conrads with three hits, including a homer and a double, to go with three RBIs and two runs scored. Rick Thompson homered for Conrads, while Brandon Walters doubled.

Walters also pitched well in relief, allowing on earned run over five innings, but took the loss.

Jacobus 6, Felton 0: At Jacobus, Mike Crowe pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out four and walking two, to get the win.

Justin Kilpatrick (three hits, triple, homer, three RBIs, run) paced the Jackals' offense. Eric Hamberger (RBI, run) and Jed Larkin (run) each doubled for Jacobus, while Mike Austin scored three runs with a hit and two walks.

Adam Whitman had two hits in a losing cause.

Jacobus 12, Felton 9: At Jacobus, Kilpatrick and Austin powered the Jackals.

Kilpatrick had two homers and a double to go with four RBIs and two runs scored. Austin finished with three hits, including a homer, with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Alex Zelger (two hits, RBI), Drew Kelley (two hits, run), Brian Crimmel (two hits, double, two runs), Cody Somerville (two walks, hit, two RBIs, two runs) and Jaron Shimmel (two walks, two runs, hit) also excelled for Jacobus.

Felton was paced by Sam Kitzmiller (three hits, homer, double, three RBIs, three runs), Dan Waldrup (two homers, three RBIs, four runs), Cole Delp (two hits, RBI), Luke Howard (double, two runs) and Brady Taylor (two RBIs).