PREP: Dallastown High softball team picks up pair of wins to improve to 3-0 on season

  • The Dallastown High School softball team is now 3-0 on the season.
  • The Wildcats earned nonleague wins over Hempfield and Lower Dauphin on Saturday.
  • Kelsie Merriman got both wins on the mound. She was also 5 for 7 at the plate.

The Dallastown softball team is off to a 3-0 start in nonleague action this season.

The Wildcats claimed a pair of victories on Saturday, beating Hempfield, 6-5, and Lower Dauphin, 6-2.


Both Hempfield and Lower Dauphin were among the top teams in District 3 from a season ago. Hempfield finished 17-4, while Lower Dauphin finished 19-5 and qualified for the PIAA Class 5-A state playoffs.

Dallastown is coming off 12-9 season.

Kelsie Merriman surrendered two earned runs in the win over Hempfield. She was also 3 for 4 at the plate with two RBIs. Shauna Stotler added two hits, for Dallastown, one of which was a double. Bri Rufo and Elena Rosas each added two hits for the winners, and Elaina Winemiller tripled. 

Merriman also got the win vs. Lower Dauphin, giving up zero earned runs on three hits.  She was also 2 for 3 with a double. Hannah Pierce was also 2 for 3 with a triple and Rosas was also 2 for 3. 



Kennard-Dale 22, Hershey 7: Kennard-Dale flexed its muscles in an early-season non-league battle vs. Hershey.

The Rams finished second in the state a season ago in PIAA Class 2-A. Hershey, meanwhile, was a state quarterfinalist in the same class, finishing 17-6. K-D finished 20-3-1 last season.

Megan Halczuk (five goals, four assists), Claire Gamache (four goals, assist), Eden Sterner (two goals, three assists), Morgan Bowings (two goals, two assists), Maddie Day (four goals), Autumn Kraemer (three goals, assist) and Maria Schneider (eight saves) excelled for the Rams.

K-D also won the junior varsity contest, 6-4.