Visiting Dallastown used a six-run fifth inning to earn a 12-4 baseball triumph over Red Lion on Wednesday.
It was a meeting of two teams fighting for a District 3-AAAA playoff berth. Only 16 teams make the District 3-AAAA field. Red Lion came in at No. 18 in the power ratings, while Dallastown was No. 19.
The loss ended Red Lion's four-game win streak. Dallastown improved to 9-7 overall and 8-5 in York-Adams Division I. Red Lion fell to 9-7 and 7-6.
The Wildcats trailed 4-3 entering the top of the fifth, when they erupted for the six runs.
Nick Schuler led the Wildcats, going 4-for-5. Also for Dallastown, Tye Golden went 3-for-4, including a triple, while Jake Garrity, Riley Hamberger, Brandon White and Cody Somerville each had two hits. White, Hamberger and Garrity also each doubled.
For the Lions, Adam Whitman and Johnny Smith each went 3-for-4, while Dan Waldrup went 2-for-4, including a double.
Susquehannock 10, West York 1: At Glen Rock, the Warriors handed the Bulldogs their first York-Adams Division II loss in emphatic fashion. Connor Hood pitched a complete-game five-hitter, striking out seven and walking two. He also excelled at the plate with three hits, including a double, with two RBIs and two runs scored. Nick Traettino tripled for West York, which fell to 12-2 and 11-1. Susquehannock improved to 7-9 and 5-6.
South Western 2, Spring Grove 1: At Hanover, the Mustangs prevented the Rockets from clinching the outright York-Adams Division I title. Spring Grove fell to 12-5 overall and 10-3 in the division. South Western improved to 6-11 and 6-7. Kyle Raubenstine pitched a complete-game seven-hitter for the Mustangs, fanning 10 and walking two. Matt Brooks pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the Rockets with 12 strikeouts and one walk. Raubenstine scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a safety squeeze bunt by Luke Small. Matt Taylor tripled for South Western.
Northeastern 11, Kennard-Dale 1: At Manchester, the Bobcats pounded out 16 hits, including three from Jonah Latshaw, who added two RBIs and two runs scored. Nick Sprenkle (two hits, two runs, RBI, double), Trae Beyer (two hits, RBI, run), Adam Kipp (two hits, RBI), Brady Dolan (two hits, two runs), Thomas Skehan (two hits, double, two RBIs, two runs) and Brayton Bare (two RBIs, hit, run) also excelled at the plate for Northeastern. Cristian Morales-Berrios pitched a complete-game two-hitter to get the win. The game ended after 5 1/2 innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
York Catholic 15, Hanover 2: At York, Brenden Kennedy went 3-for-4, including a double, with five RBIs and three runs scored for the winners. Dillon Hippensteel added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Fighting Irish. Chris DeMarco got the win, pitching four innings. The game ended after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. The Irish improved to 9-4 overall and 9-3 in York-Adams Division IV.
New Oxford 8, Central York 6: At Central, the Colonials scored two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh erase a 6-3 Central lead. The Panthers scored all their runs in fourth inning. Alex Smith had three hits and three RBIs for New Oxford. Keegan Romanoff had two hits and two RBIs for the winners. Zach Rudisill got the win in relief, pitching three shutout innings. Joe Kroeger had two hits and two RBIs for Central, while Ryan Crum had two RBIs and Adam Reed had two hits..
Delone Catholic 8, York Tech 2: At McSherrystown, Ryan Hart picked up the win in his first varsity start, while Andrew Hernandez got his first varsity hit, knocking in two runs. Austin Kuntz tripled and scored twice for Delone. Kelvin Penn was 3-for-3 for Tech. Delone improved to 11-7 overall and 10-3 in York-Adams Division IV. The Squires lead the division.
Littlestown 8, York Suburban 4: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings. Lucas Schuman led the Thuderbolts, going 2-for-3, including a double. For the Trojans, Austin Falco went 2-for-4, while Bradley Smith had two RBIs.