LOCAL BASEBALL: Northeastern stays alive in York-Adams American Legion playoff action

  • Northeastern beat Southwest York 6-5 on Thursday in York-Adams American Legion playoff action.
  • Northeastern trailed 4-0 after one inning but rallied to earn the victory.
  • Eli Gross got the win with 3 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout relief.

Northeastern is still alive in its bid to win a York-Adams American Legion baseball playoff championship.

Sixth-seeded Northeastern rallied past third-seeded Southwest York, 6-5, Thursday evening in Hanover in an elimination game in the double-elimination tournament.

Northeastern fell behind 4-0 after one inning, but grabbed the lead with a five-run third. Southwest York tied it 5-5 with a run in the bottom of the third.

Northeastern (9-6) then scored in the top of the sixth to take a 6-5 lead it would not relinquish.

Robert Clipp (two hits, RBI, run) and Spencer Rhoads (two RBIs, run) paced the Northeastern attack.

Eli Gross got the win with 3 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout relief, striking out five without allowing a walk. Louis Diaz pitched a scoreless seventh to get the save.

Derek Huff (two hits, two runs) and Trevor Bean (triple, three RBIs, run) powered Southwest York, which finished at 10-7. 

Southwest committed five errors which led to five unearned runs.

Huff pitched five innings and gave up one earned run. Aaron Hughes pitched two innings and didn't allow an earned run. 

New Oxford rolls: Northeastern advances to another elimination game at 11 a.m. Saturday at fifth-seeded New Oxford, which rolled past Stewartstown 14-1 in yet another elimination game on Thursday.

The game ended after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Charles Clark (two hits, four RBIs, three runs) and A.J. Baadte (two doubles, three RBIs, two runs) powered New Oxford (10-7). Blake Phillips pitched all five innings for New Oxford to get the win, striking out five.

Third-seeded Stewartstown finished at 9-5.



Stoverstown 12, Mount Wolf 0: At Stoverstown, the first-place Tigers improved to 19-2-1 behind a combined four-hitter from Daryl Harang and Anthony Lippy.

Harang went the first five innings and also went 3 for 3 at the plate with one RBI and two runs scored. The Tigers' other big hitters were Chris Mattison (three hits, double, four RBIs, two runs), Austin Botts (two hits, two RBIs) and Nick Todero and Levi Krause (each with two hits, including a double).

Jimmy Losh had two of Mount Wolf's four hits.

Dover 8, Dillsburg 6: At Dover, the home team rallied from a 5-2 hole after 2 1/2 innings to earn the victory.

Shane Melhorn (three hits, RBI), Brad Smith (two hits, RBI, run), Colby Shimmel (two walks, two RBIs, run) and Jeremy Bentzel (two RBIs, double, run) paced the Dover attack. Bentzel pitched three innings of hitless relief, allowing no earned runs, to get the win.

Clayton Hoak had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for Dillsburg.

Jefferson 10, Manchester 9: At Manchester, Ethan Lear had two hits, including a homer, and two RBIs to lead Jefferson to the win.

Tyler Troxell also homered for the winners.

Trey McWilliams had two doubles for Manchester, while Matt Jordan added two hits.



Conrads 12, Windsor 2: At Windsor, Randy Stewart pitched a complete-game five-hitter, allowing one earned run, to get the win.

Tracy Carr (four hits, two doubles, two runs), Rick Thompson (three hits, two homers, three RBIs, three runs), Joe Yourgal (three hits, two RBIs, two runs), Nolan Boushell (two hits, homer, two walks, three runs, two RBIs) and Kevin Keesey (two hits, triple, two walks, two RBIs, two runs) led Conrads' 15-hit attack.