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YORK-ADAMS BASEBALL: One big inning carries Littlestown past York Suburban


After being held hitless into the fifth inning, all the Littlestown baseball team needed was one inning to get its bats going.

That moment came in the top of the sixth, when the Thunderbolts collected two hits and two walks against York Suburban pitcher Thomas Merkle, scratching across four runs to capture the 4-3 win.

The big inning erased a 3-0 deficit and handed the Trojans their second straight loss after beginning the season 4-0. The Littlestown victory also pushed its record to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the York-Adams Division III standings, while handing Suburban its first league loss (3-1).

Despite out-hitting the Thunderbolts 10-4, the Trojans could never put together the one big inning like their opponents did, managing only single runs in the first, second and fifth innings.

Chase Dipietro tossed a complete game for Littlestown, picking up the win. He scattered 10 hits and four walks over the seven innings, only striking out one.

Merkle was brilliant on the hill for Suburban in six of the seven innings he threw in the complete-game performance. Despite the rough sixth inning, he was perfect through four innings and struck out 10.


Spring Grove 2, South Western 0: At Spring Grove, Matt Brooks pitched a one-hit shutout for the Rockets, striking out 14 and walking one. The only hit was a Matthew Taylor triple. Spring Grove had just three hits. Caleb Ruth had one hit and an RBI, while Brooks had a hit and a run scored.

York Catholic 11, Hanover 1: At Hanover, Jake Krevetski and Brenden Kennedy combined on a one-hitter for the Fighting Irish. Krevetski went three innings and Kennedy went four innings. Krevetski had seven strikeouts without any walks and did not allow a hit. Dillon Hippensteel led the York Catholic offense, going 4-for-4, including a double, with four runs scored and two RBIs. Brady Wilking added two hits and four RBIs for the winners, while Kennedy had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

New Oxford 6, Central York 3: At New Oxford, the Panthers outhit the Colonials 8-6 but couldn't come up with the win. Alex Myers, Joe Kroeger and Mike Davis each had two hits for the Panthers, while Ben Reed walked three times. Keegan Romanoff was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for New Oxford, while Zach Rudisill had two RBIs. Dominic Grimes got the win on the mound, pitching five innings and allowing one earned run.

West York 14, Susquehannock 5: At West York, the Bulldogs scored 12 runs over the first four innings, pacing themselves to the win. Logan Stover earned the win for West York, while Cash Gladfelter pitched one inning in relief and also had two doubles in the game. As a team, Susquehannock only recorded three hits in the game.

Northeastern 12, Kennard-Dale 0 (5 Innings): At Fawn Grove, the Bobcats plated eight runs in the top of the first and went on to capture the victory. Adam Kipp threw all five innings to pick up the shutout win, while striking out six, walking just two and allowing only two singles. Teammate Devin Blymire hit a double.

Dallastown 2, Red Lion 1: At Dallastown, the Wildcats plated both runs in the top of the first, powered by a solo homer from Tye Golden to help them secure the victory. Also for Dallastown, Sam Deardorff threw a complete game on the mound, while striking out 14 and walking eight, while Brandon White hit a double. For the Lions, Wyatt Tyson started on the mound, pitching five innings, while striking out four and walking three.