LOCAL BASEBALL: First-place East Prospect rips 16 hits en route to Susquehanna League win
First-place East Prospect pounded out 16 hits en route to a 9-5 Susquehanna League baseball victory over Hallam on Thursday evening.
The win followed a bit of a rough patch for the Pistons (24-7), who had lost four of their previous six games. Hallam fell to 19-12.
With the win, the Pistons sewed up at least a share of the regular-season crown. York Township (20-11), which didn't play Thursday, sits in second place. Prospect has a four-game lead with four regular-season games left.
Seth Lefever got the complete-game win. He had a shutout going into the seventh, when Hallam plated all five of its runs.
Prospect's offense was led by Bren Taylor (three hits, two doubles, RBI, run), Ryky Smith (three hits, RBI, two runs), Ryan Smith (four hits, homer, RBI, run), Drake Renn (two hits, RBI, run), Dalton Renn (three RBIs, homer, run) and Mark Schauren (homer, two RBIs, run).
Xavier Bonilla (two hits, homer, four RBIs, run), Matt Ruth (two hits, double, run) and Ryan Day (two hits, double, RBI, run) led Hallam.
Stewartstown 9, Felton 7: At Stewartstown, the Vets won a slugfest.
The Vets pounded out 11 hits, led by Mike Lizzi Sr. (three hits, three RBIs), Bubba Jacobs (three hits, RBI, two runs), Evan Tanner (three hits, double, two RBIs, two runs) and Brandon Jones (two hits, double, two RBIs, two runs).
Felton was paced by Dan Waldrup (two hits, two runs, RBI), Sam Kitzmiller (two hits, double, two RBIs, run) and Erik Paules (two RBIs)
Vikings 7, Dover 1: Tyler Seiffert and Logan Stover combined on a strong pitching effort to lead Dover to the win.
Seiffert went five innings and allowed one run, while Stover finished up with two shutout innings.
Jerrin Toomey (three hits, two runs), Colton Kubicki (two hits, double, two runs), Cole Bixler (two hits, double, three RBIs, run) and Chase James (two hits, RBI, run) led the Vikings offense.
Skylar Hertzler (three hits) and Brad Smith (two hits, RBI) led Dover.
Manchester 3, Pleasureville 0: At Pleasureville, Mike Houseal pitched a three-hit shutout, striking out five and walking one.
Andrew Parks pitched well in defeat, going six innings and allowing two earned runs.
Jonah Latshaw, Trey McWilliams and Logan Allison had Manchester's RBIs. McWilliams also scored a run, while Austin Allison doubled. Tyler Wagner had two doubles for Pleasureville.