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Dover beats Pleasureville, now in prime position to win York-Adams Legion playoff title

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  • Dover rolled to a 15-4 win at Pleasureville on Friday in a York-Adams American Legion playoff game.
  • Shane Haffner got the win on the mound, and also had three hits and three runs scored at the plate.
  • Dover is the only remaining unbeaten team in the double-elimination event.

Dover has put itself in prime position to win the York-Adams American Legion baseball playoff championship.

Shane Haffner had a big game on the mound and at the plate for Dover in Friday's 15-4 victory at Pleasureville. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Second-seeded Dover rolled to a 15-4 triumph over top-seeded Pleasureville on Friday evening in the winners' bracket final at Pleasureville.

Dover (14-2) now advances to the final day of playoff action on Sunday, while Pleasureville (12-2-1) faces an elimination game on Saturday. Dover is the only remaining unbeaten team in the double-elimination event.

The winner of the York-Adams playoff tournament will advance to the Region 4 Tournament in Hanover, which starts next weekend. The host team has already secured a berth in that tournament.

Shane Haffner got the win for Dover, going 5 2/3 innings and allowing two earned runs. He struck out six. He also excelled at the plate, collecting three hits, three runs scored and two RBIs.

Haffner got loads of offensive support from his teammates, led by Nathan Chronister (three hits, double, three runs, RBI), Andrew Chronister (two hits, double, two RBIs, two runs) and Konner Gibboney (three hits, three RBIs, run).

Ryan Pepler (two hits, double, run), Nathan Marquard (two hits, run) and Nick Myers (three RBIs) paced Pleasureville.

Saturday at 11 a.m., sixth-seeded Northeastern (9-6) is at New Oxford (10-7) in an elimination game. The winner of that contest travels to Pleasureville at 5 p.m. Saturday in another elimination contest.

The winner of the 5 p.m. game will then face Dover at 1 p.m. Sunday at Shyrock Field. If Dover wins that game, it will take the playoff crown and earn the regional berth. If Dover loses that game, another winner-take-all game will follow immediately 3:30 p.m. at the field of the higher-seeded team.