WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Morgan Estes shines on mound, at plate in Eastern's softball win
At this point in the season, every win is precious for the Eastern York softball team.
The surging Golden Knights picked up another precious victory on Wednesday with a 7-0 victory over Bermudian Springs.
The Knights are trying desperately to make the District 3 Class 4-A playoffs. Only the top eight teams in the final power ratings on Thursday, May 20, will make the district 4-A field. Right now, Eastern sits at No. 7 in those ratings.
Wednesday, Morgan Estes came up big for Eastern. She threw a shutout, striking out eight, walking four and allowing five hits to pick up the win. She also connected at the plate, going 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored.
Eastern also got solid offensive performances from Kelsey Felix (3 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored), while Tatium Livelsberger went 2 for 4.
Eastern improved to 9-3 in the division and 10-4 overall. The Knights have won five consecutive games.
Bermudian fell to 8-5 in the division and 9-7 overall.
Littlestown 6, Gettysburg 2: At Gettysburg, Chelsey Stonesifer led the Thunderbolts to the York-Adams Division III victory by throwing a complete game, striking out seven, walking four and allowing no earned runs to pick up the win. Also for Littlestown, Megan Gorsuch went 2 for 4, Bailey Smith went 2 for 3, including a solo homer, and Carli Thayer had a homer and collected four RBIs. For the Warriors, Ella Andras went 2 for 4. Littlestown improved to 10-3 in the division and 12-4 overall. Gettysburg fell to 10-5 in the division and 12-5 overall.
Susquehannock 11, Littlestown 0 (5 innings): At Susquehannock, A.J. Miller led the Warriors the York-Adams Division III victory by going 3 for 3, including two triples, with four RBIs and two runs scored. Also for Susquehannock, Ben Laubach went 3 for 3, including a triple, with three runs scored; Luke Geiple went 2 for 3, including a double, with three RBIs and two runs scored; and Brayden Heaps threw the final two innings of shutout relief, striking out five, walking none and allowing one hit. Susquehannock improved to 7-3 in the division and 7-5 overall. Littlestown fell to 9-4 in the division and 9-7 overall.
Gettysburg 5, York Suburban 1: At Gettysburg, Tegan Kuhns led the Warriors to the York-Adams Division II victory by throwing 6 2/3 innings, striking out six, walking three and allowing three hits to pick up the win. Kuhns also went 2 for 4, including a double, with two RBIs. Also for Gettysburg, Marshall Mott went 2 for 3, including a double, with one RBI and one run scored, while Bryce Rudisill hit a solo homer. Gettysburg improved to 8-5 in the division and 9-5 overall. Suburban fell to 8-5 in the division and 10-5 overall.
York Suburban 3, Red Lion 2: At Red Lion, the home team gave the state’s top-ranked Class 2-A team a major scare before falling, 25-17, 25-23, 18-25, 15-25, 15-9. The Trojans improved to 11-2 overall and 8-2 in the York-Adams League. Suburban is slotted No. 1 in 2-A in the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings. Red Lion fell to 9-5 overall and 7-3 in the league. The Suburban leaders were Trevor Culbertson (37 assists, six digs), Brady Stump (25 kills, 14 digs), Lucas Strickland (eight kills, 11 digs) and Aidan Hughley (eight kills). Red Lion was led by Tyler Keener (nine digs), Morgan Townsend (15 kills, 12 digs), Joey Kozak (15 kills, five blocks), Gabe Trevino (24 assists), Logan Crowe (14 assists, 11 digs) and Brennan Bower (11 digs).
York Catholic 3 Linville Hill Christian 2: At York, the Fighting Irish rallied for a 22-25, 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 15-12 nonleague victory. YC is now 4-2. The Irish stat leaders were Luke Forjan (20 kills, 15 digs, six aces), Brady Walker (10 kills, 18 digs) and John Forjan (40 assists, 12 digs).
TRACK AND FIELD
South Western boys sew up D-I title: At Hanover, the South Western boys’ track and field team sewed up the York-Adams Division I title with a pair of wins on Wednesday, beating York High (135-14) and Dallastown (129-21). The Mustangs finished 6-0 in division action. Dustin Edwards (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Charles Gaither (shot put, discus) each won two individual events in both meets. In other boys’ action at Hanover, Dallastown beat York High (100-37). South Western also won two girls’ contests, topping Dallastown (93-56) and York High (130-14). The Mustang girls finished 4-2 in D-I meets. Maddie Lehker led the Mustang girls with four individual wins in both meets (javelin, long jump, triple jump, high jump). Getting two individual wins for South Western in the girls’ meets were Kayla Leppo (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Sofia Harnois (shot put, discus). Dallastown’s Mae Treml won the 1,600 and 3,200 runs in both of the Wildcats’ girls’ meets.
West York 13, Kennard-Dale 12: At West York, Brady Holloran led the Bulldogs to the York-Adams victory by scoring five goals and adding two assists. Also for West York, Connor Michael scored four goals and added two assists, while Tyler Michael and Nate Jones each added two assists.
Conrad Weiser 5, Susquehannock 0: At Conrad Weiser, the Warriors’ championship season came to a close with a District 3 Class 2-A quarterfinal loss. Sixth-seeded Susquehannock, the York-Adams Division II champion, finished at 9-3. Third-seeded Conrad Weiser improved to 19-1.
Reach Steve Heiser at email@example.com.