PREP: Traditional Division I softball powers fall

  • Red Lion stunned previously unbeaten Central York on the softball diamond on Monday, 5-4.
  • Central York, the two-time defending York-Adams League champion, entered the game at 4-0.
  • The Lions jumped out to a 5-1 lead after 3 1/2 innings and then held off Central.

It was a very unusual Monday in York-Adams softball.

Red Lion

The two teams who have dominated the league in recent years — Central York and Dallastown — both fell on the same day.

Red Lion stunned previously unbeaten Central York, earning a 5-4 road win over the two-time defending York-Adams League champion. Spring Grove, meanwhile, won at Dallastown, 9-6. Central and Dallastown have combined to win the last five York-Adams League titles.

At Central, the Lions jumped out to a 5-1 lead after 3 1/2 innings and then held off Central, which plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Elyssa Holmes (three hits, run), Hailey Inguanti (two hits, run, two RBIs) and Megan Teal (hit, two RBIs) paced the Lions' attack. Jenna Enfield got the win, going 6 1/3 innings and allowing four runs. Teal pitched two-thirds of an inning to get the save. Central's Courtney Coppersmith pitched 3 2/3 innings of two-hit shutout relief. She also had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Delaney Boylan added two hits and a run for Central, which fell to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in York-Adams Division I. Red Lion improved to 1-2 both overall and in the division.

At Dallastown, Hailey Kessinger pitched a complete game to get the win on the mound, while also going 3 for 4 at the plate with an RBI and run scored. Julia Wivell also went 3 for 4 for the Rockets with three RBIs and two runs scored. Briana Dicandeloro (two hits, two runs), Bryn Sporer (homer) and Caraline Cornman (two hits) also excelled for Spring Grove (3-0 overall, 2-0 in Division I). Kelsie Merriman went the distance for Dallastown (2-2, 1-1), allowing five earned runs. Lyndee Anders (two hits, two runs) and Brianna Rufo (two hits, two RBIs, run) led Dallastown's offense.


York Catholic 4, Biglerville 1: At Biglerville, Rebecca Baum pitched a complete-game six-hitter with 15 strikeouts for the Irish, while Katelyn Danczyk belted a two-run triple. Baum also tripled.

Eastern York 9, Littlestown 1: At Littlestown, Haydyn Shaffer led the Golden Knights by going 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Also for Eastern, Katie Lehman went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI, Amber Forry went 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI and Maelynn Leber went 2 for 4, including a double, with one run and one RBI.

Susquehannock 4, Gettysburg 0: At Glen Rock, behind a three-run third inning, the York County Warriors shut out the Adams County Warriors. Kendra Gemmill tossed a complete game for Susquehannock, surrendering three hits and striking out five. Mackenzie Gibson doubled and drove in two runs.

West York 10, Northeastern 1: At West York, Skylar Swetizer roped two triples and drove in three runs for West York, while Paige Weekly belted a home run, part of a three-hit and two-RBI afternoon. Nikki Stone provided the only offense for Northeastern, launching a homer.

Kennard-Dale 8, Bermudian Springs 0: At YorkSprings, Alexis Hurley tossed seven scoreless innings, giving up three hits while striking out 11 for the Rams. Hurley also had a pair of hits at the plate.

Northern York 10, Dover 0 (5 Innings): At Dillsburg, the Eagles trailed 4-0 at the end of the first inning and were unable to recover, dropping the non-league match up.

Delone Catholic 11, York Tech 2: At McSherrystown, Maggie Rickrode got the win on the mound and pounded out three hits for Delone.


Red Lion 20, Berks Catholic 12: At Red Lion, Alyssa Adams scored a game-high seven goals to lead the Lions. Adams also added a pair of assists. Teammate Peyton Shima recorded six goals and an assist.

Eastern York 18, Red Land 1: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights rolled over the Patriots in the non-league game. Brianna Pfeiffer scored four goals to lead Eastern, while Addy Malone and Kylie Nikolaus each tallied three.

New Oxford 17, York Suburban 3: At New Oxford, Lauryn Beckner led the Colonials with four goals and two assists. For the Trojans, Katherine Mooney, Kamille Wasilewski and Christina Coleger each scored one goal, while Eryn McBride added one assist.

Dover 13, CD East 4: At Harrisburg, Paige Lantz led Dover with four goals, while Alex Digiovana added three.


Dallastown 17, Kennard-Dale 0: At Dallastown, Ethan Pickett led the Wildcats with five goals, while Braven Morris had three goals and three assists. Tanner Haines scored twice and added an assist for the Wildcats.


West York 3, Elizabethtown 1: At West York, the Bulldogs won, 25-15, 23-25, 25-18, 25-21. Kenton Meckley led the Bulldogs with 18 kills and five blocks. Sam Lovelace had 17 kills, 10 digs and three aces, Adam Hersey had six kills and seven digs and Jacob May had 41 assists, nine digs and three kills. Elizabethtown won the JV match, 2-0.

Red Land 3, Eastern York 0: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights had a tough time in their home match, falling 25-18, 25-18, 25-19. Koury Green had seven kills to lead Eastern, while Ben Leaman and Mike Shott each had six and Tim Leaman had 12 digs. Greg Houck passed for 21 assists. The Knights lost the JV match, 2-0.