Susquehanna League baseball playoff pairings set; chase for title starts Thursday evening

STEVE HEISER
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The East Prospect Pistons, shown here posing for a team photo after winning a fifth consecutive Susquehanna League regular-season crown, will now attempt to defend their Susquehanna playoff championship.
  • The Susquehanna League baseball playoffs start Thursday evening with a play-in game.
  • The best-of-three first-round series are scheduled to start Saturday afternoon.
  • East Prospect is the defending playoff champion. The Pistons won the 2021 regular-season crown.

The road to the Susquehanna League playoff baseball championship begins Thursday evening.

That’s when Felton is at Jacobus in a 5:45 p.m. play-in contest.

Those two teams finished at the bottom of the eight-team league, with Felton at 6-23 and Jacobus at 8-23.

The winner of that game will advance to a best-of-three first-round series against second-place Windsor (22-9). The other first-round series will pit sixth-place Conrads (9-22) vs. third-place Hallam (18-13) and fifth-place York Township (12-19) vs. fourth-place Stewartstown (12-18). The first-round games are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 5:45 p.m. Tuesday (if needed).

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The Saturday games are scheduled for Windsor, Hallam and Shryock Field, because Stewartstown’s field is not available. The Sunday games are at Felton/Jacobus, Conrads and York Township. The Tuesday games, if needed, are at Windsor, Hallam and Stewartstown.

East Prospect (23-7), coming off its fifth consecutive regular-season Susquehanna championship, will have a bye into the semifinal round, joining the winners of the three first-round series. The Pistons are also the defending Susquehanna playoff champions.

East Prospect earns another outright Susquehanna League regular-season championship

Before EP begins its Susquehanna playoff run, the Pistons will compete in the best-of-three York County Championship Series against Central League champion Mechanicsburg this weekend. Game 1 in that series is 2 p.m. Saturday at East Prospect. Game 2 is noon Sunday at Mechanicsburg, immediately followed by Game 3, if necessary.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.