Will Catterall’s complete-game effort helped York Catholic defeat rival Delone Catholic, 5-1, and take command of the York-Adams League Division IV baseball race Thursday.
Catterall gave up one run on three hits while striking out six and walking three during seven innings of work.
At the plate, Chris DeMarco, Nick DeMarco and Luke Kordaz each had two hits for the Irish, with Kordaz driving in a run. Teammate Matt Knauer recorded a double and drove in a run.
The Irish improved to 9-7 overall and 9-5 in D-IV. The Squires fell to 8-7 and 8-5. York Catholic looks to clinch at least a share of the division title with a win Monday at Fairfield.
If the Irish win, Delone Catholic would need to beat Biglerville at home on the same day and then turn around and defend their diamond against Eastern York the next day to be declared co-champions. An Irish loss leaves the door open for the Squires to swoop in and take the outright title with a pair of victories.
If the two finish with the same record, co-division champions will be declared, but a tiebreaker will be implemented to determine the D-IV representative for the league playoffs. In that case, York Catholic owns the tiebreaker because of two wins in head-to-head meetings vs. the Squires.
Kennard-Dale 1, Susquehannock 0: At Fawn Grove, the Rams clinched at least a share of the York-Adams Division III title. The Rams (15-3 overall) finished division play at 12-2. Susquehannock fell to 14-4 and 11-2. The Warriors can earn a share of the division title with a win at home Monday vs. Eastern York. Ben Stewart pitched a two-hit shutout to get the win. He struck out two and walked one. Connor Miller pitched well in defeat, giving up one run in six innings with five Ks and two walks. Stewart also doubled and drove in the game's only run in the third inning.
York Tech 14, Fairfield 8: At Spry, Camden Schanberger (four hits, three RBIs, two runs), Juan Lopez (three hits, four RBIs, two runs), Tyler Smith (three hits, three runs, two RBIs), Joey Von Rohr (two hits, two runs, RBI) and Luke Greisler (two hits, triple, run) paced Tech's 17-hit attack. Lopez got the win in relief, allowing one earned run and four hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Eastern York 4, Bermudian Springs 2: At Wrightsville, Brandon Knarr struck out 12 on his way to a complete-game victory. He issued just one walk while giving up one earned run on four hits. Bren Taylor was 2 for 4 with a triple and a run scored, while Wyatt Smith hit a two-run triple for Eastern.
West York 10, South Western 2: At Hanover, the Bulldogs broke it open with a seven-run seventh. Colton Kubicki (two hits, three RBIs, run) and Zach Gettys (two hits, two RBIs, two runs) paced West York's offense. Justin Wetzel pitched 6 1/3 innings to get the win, allowing one earned run. He struck out seven, walked three and gave up three hits.
Littlestown 6, York Suburban 2: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts plated four runs in the bottom of the fourth to break open a close game. Dan Dellinger had Suburban’s only RBI.
South Western 3, West York 2: At Hanover, the Mustangs plated a run in the bottom of the seventh for the walk-off win. Paige Weekly (three hits, run) and Gabrielle Illyes (two hits, run) paced the Bulldogs' offense. Illyes also picked up her 100th career hit and pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run. She struck out four, walked one and allowed seven hits.
Delone Catholic 15, York Catholic 0 (6 innings): At York, Callie Shearer had three hits and three RBIs to lead Delone. Marlee Lackey pitched a two-hit shutout. Delone (12-3, 12-1) clinched the outright York-Adams Division IV title with the win.
Fairfield 18, York Tech 4 (5 innings): At Spry, Brooke Glass (two hits, two RBIs) and Lexi Fournier (two hits, run) excelled at the plate in a losing cause for Tech.
York Suburban 3, New Oxford 0: At Suburban, Jack Schultz slammed 11 kills and Peter Groncki added 10 more as the Trojans won, 25-21, 25-13, 30-28. Zach Weinstein ran the Suburban offense, dishing out 29 assists.
Northeastern 3, Red Lion 0: At Red Lion, Jacob Cheuvront recorded 35 assists and Cole Brillihart finished off 12 of those with kills as the Bobcats won 25-19, 25-10, 25-21. Blake Hildebrand had eight kills and Colby Myers posted 13 digs for Red Lion.
Dallastown 3, West York 0: At West York, the Wildcats won, 25-20, 25-16, 25-19. Nathan Darr led the Wildcats with 10 kills, 13 digs and three aces. Also for Dallastown, Peyton Ranck had 35 assists, nine digs and three aces, Drew Scott had eight kills and four blocks and Jake Bixler had eight kills. For the Bulldogs, Kenton Meckley had six kills and eight digs, Jacob May had seven digs and 18 assists and Sam Lovelace had five kills. Dallastown won the JV match, 2-0.
Cedar Crest 3, Northeastern 2: At Hershey, Northeastern's team season came to an end with a District 3 Class 3-A first-round loss. The Bobcats finished at 10-3. Alec Schroter won at No. 3 singles, while Colin Wunsch and Lance Fries combined to win at No. 1 doubles. Both Northeastern wins came in straight sets.