LOCAL BASEBALL: Dover breaks out in big way en route to Central League win vs. Mount Wolf
Dover was scuffling entering Thursday evening's Central League baseball battle against rival Mount Wolf.
Dover, however, broke out of its slump in a big way, capturing an 11-5 triumph over the Wolves at Rock Brenner Field. The game was ended after six innings because of darkness.
Dover, which had just two wins in its last 13 games entering the contest, improved to 8-14-2. Mount Wolf fell to 11-13.
Dover exploded for a seventh-run third inning to take an 8-0 lead and never looked back after that.
Jeremy Bentzel collected four RBIs for the winners, while Owen Shimmel knocked in three runs. Brad Smith added two hits and two runs scored for Dover, while Colby Shimmel chipped in two RBIs and a run scored.
Also for Dover, Austin Rickrode doubled with two runs scored and an RBI, while Trent Raber doubled with two runs scored.
Seth Weber got the win on the mound, throwing a complete-game eight-hitter, allowing four earned runs.
Mount Wolf was paced by Dan Dierdorff (two hits, double, RBI), Brayden Lackey (two hits, double, two runs, RBI), Josh Rich (two RBIs, run) and Mark Burnside (double, RBI)
Stewartstown 3, York Township 2: At Township, the Vets continued their recent hot streak with a fourth-straight win.
Stewartstown is now 15-13. In their recent streak, the Vets own two wins over first-place East Prospect and now a win over second-place Township, which fell to 19-10.
James Klingerman got the win on the mound, pitching a complete-game, five-hitter, striking out six. Jason Mitchell and Jesse Brittain had RBIs for the winners.
Matthew Attig drove in both Township runs. Township pitcher Avery Strayer pitched a complete-game seven-hitter, allowing two earned runs.
Windsor 7, Hallam 1: At Windsor, the home team grabbed a third-straight win.
Suddenly-hot Windsor improved to 8-22, while Hallam fell to 19-11.
Tyler Myers got the complete-game win, allowing just two hits and two walks, while striking out nine. Myers also had a double and two RBIs at the plate.
Shawn Wilson (three hits, RBI, run), Chris Liggett (two hits, run), Tyler Stabley (two hits, two runs), Connor Dewees (two hits, two runs, RBI), Zach Gettys (two hits, double, run), Mark Shoff (two RBIs) and Camden Gipe (two hits) paced the 15-hit Windsor attack.
Jacobus 11, East Prospect 4: At Jacobus, the recent struggles continued for the first-place Pistons.
East Prospect fell to 23-7 and has lost three of its last four and four of its last six. Jacobus improved to 10-13.
Drew Kelley (two homers, five RBIs, two runs), Justin Kilpatrick (two hits, double, four RBIs, two runs), Mike Austin (three hits, two doubles, three runs), Mike Zelger (two hits, two runs) and Jaron Shimmel (homer, double, two RBIs, run) paced the Jackals.
Prospect was led by Bren Taylor (three hits, double, three RBIs, run), Ryky Smith (three hits, double, RBI) and Dalton Renn (two hits, double).