A pair of pitchers powered through their opposition Monday and didn’t allow any hits along way.
That was just part of very eventful day in York-Adams League baseball action, with four teams clinching either ties for division titles or outright division championships.
For Dallastown, Nick Parker’s eight-strikeout, two-walk no-hitter against Central York was extra special. The 10-0 six-inning victory clinched the outright York-Adams Division I title for the Wildcats (13-3 overall, 12-1 division). The Wildcats were able to pound out 15 hits in support of Parker’s efforts. Bryant Holtzapple led the way at the plate for Dallastown by going 3 for 3 with four RBIs. Teammate Eric Morrison went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs.
The other clean sheet was posted by Susquehannock’s Conor Miller, who struck out nine and walked just one during a 4-0 no-hit victory against Dover. Connor Hood provided the offense for Susquehannock, going 2 for 4 on the day with a two-RBI single in the fifth inning. Dustin Babaie was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored for the Warriors. Will Fetrow took the loss for Dover, tossing six innings and striking out three while allowing one walk.
Northeastern clinches outright D-II crown: At Manchester, the Northeastern baseball team wrapped up the outright Y-A Division II title with a back-and-forth 14-8 victory over visiting West York.
The Bobcats (12-4 overall, 9-3 Division II) jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead over the Bulldogs in the first inning. They added to their lead to make it 6-0 after two frames, before West York stormed back to make it 6-6 going into the bottom of the fifth. However, Northeastern instantly responded with back-to-back four-run innings in the fifth and sixth to regain its advantage and seal the victory and the championship.
William Kopp earned the win for the Bobcats, pitching one inning of relief for starter Adam Kipp, but being the pitcher of record when Northeastern broke open the 6-6 tie in the bottom of the fifth. Kody Reeser came on to record the two-inning save. Alex Raymond had a four-hit, three-RBI night for the Bobcats.
Eastern York wraps up share of D-III championship: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights clinched at least a share of the York-Adams Division III title behind a two-hitter from Colby Shimmel in a 2-0 victory over visiting Littlestown.
The Knights improved to 12-6 overall and 10-3 in the division. Shimmel struck out 11 and walked none. Bren Taylor had two of Eastern's five hits, while Mitchel Winter had two RBIs. Eastern can clinch the outright title with a win at York Suburban on Tuesday.
York Catholic grabs piece of D-IV title: At Biglerville, the Fighting Irish clinched at least a tie for the York-Adams Division IV crown with a 7-4 victory at Biglerville on Monday.
The Irish improved to 10-7 overall and 10-4 in the division. York Catholic catcher Frank Skehan banged three hits for the winners, including a double, while driving in two runs and scoring two runs. Dillon Hippensteel, Brenden Kennedy and Nick DeMarco each added two hits for York Catholic. Hippensteel also doubled and drove in two runs. Matt Knauer got the win, with relief help from Bill Walker. Knauer also doubled at the plate. Nick DeMarco and Chris DeMarco each scored two runs. Chris DeMarco also doubled. York Catholic can clinch the outright title with a win at home Tuesday vs. Delone Catholic.
Spring Grove 3, Red Lion 2: At Spring Grove, the Rockets walked-off over the Lions, breaking a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh to earn the victory. Spring Grove’s Logan Miller pitched a complete game to earn the win, striking out six. Red Lion’s Wyatt Tyson, Alexander Price and Roger Shultz each doubled for Red Lion.
Gettysburg 2, York Suburban 1: At Gettysburg, the Warriors earned the walk-off victory over the Trojans in the bottom of the seventh shortly after Suburban tied the game in the top half of the frame. All three runs were scored in the final two innings. David Buxton had a double for Gettysburg and Michael Temple earned the win, coming in to pitch in the seventh inning. The Trojans were held to just one hit in the contest.
Bermudian Springs 10, Kennard-Dale 1: At York Springs, Hunter Rang led the Eagles to the victory by starting the game on the mound and pitching six innings, striking out seven and walking three to pick up the victory.