The Spring Grove baseball team maintained its hold on first place in York-Adams Division I on Monday with a 22-7 road beating of Central York that included a 19-run fourth inning.
The Rockets improved to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in Division I. Central fell to 3-5 and 2-4.
Jonathan Sager led the winners, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs, while Caleb Ruth went 3-for-4. The Rockets outhit Central, 17-7.
Ryan Crum went 3-for-3 for Central, including a double, with two runs scored.
Central actually led the game 5-3 heading into the top of the fourth inning, when Spring Grove erupted for 19 runs to take a 22-5 lead. Central plated two runs in the bottom of the fourth, but couldn't stop the 15-run mercy rule from coming into effect.
West York 10, Dover 1: At West York, Brett Kinneman's dual effort lifted the Bulldogs to the easy win. Kinneman pitched five innings without giving up a hit, struck out six and walked just four. At the plate, he delivered with a three-run homer. Logan Stover was 2-for-2 with two RBIs for West York, which improved to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in York-Adams Division II.
Eastern York 6, York Suburban 2: At Suburban, the Golden Knights jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and never relinquished the lead. Kyle Billet led the way for Eastern, pitching 5 1/3 innings and surrendering the only two runs the Trojans scored on six hits, with two strikeouts. For Suburban, Jackson Marshall had a big day at the plate, hitting a double and a home run.
York Catholic 10, Fairfield 0 (5 innings): At Fairfield, a balanced lineup pushed the Irish past their hosts, as seven players recorded at least one RBI. Jake Krevetski went the distance for York Catholic, scattering a pair of hits and striking out five. He also recorded a pair of hits in three at-bats. Dustin Baker and Chris Kletz picked up a hit each for Fairfield.
New Oxford 3, Dallastown 2 (8 innings): Dominic Grimes' sacrifice fly brought home Josh Shultz in the extra frame to lift the Colonials. Alex Smith went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for New Oxford. Nick Schuler had two hits and a run scored for Dallastown.
Susquehannock 12, Kennard-Dale 6: At Glen Rock, the Warriors trailed 5-0 entering the bottom of the fourth, when they plated seven runs to take the lead for good. Connor Hood led the Warriors by picking up the complete-game victory on the mound, while striking out six and walking none. Hood also connected for a triple at the plate.
Red Lion 17, South Western 15: At Hanover, offense wasn't limited in this slugfest as the Lions held off the Mustangs. The two teams combined for 32 runs, 29 hits, 13 errors and nine pitchers used. Adam Whitman had two doubles to lead Red Lion, while Miles Francis hit a home run for South Western. The Lions failed to score in only one inning, while the Mustangs managed to score in five of their seven at-bats.