BASEBALL: West York captures slugfest win over Solanco
In a game that should've solidified a District 3-AAA playoff berth, the West York Bulldogs earned a wild 12-11 non-league baseball victory over Solanco on Wednesday at Sunset Lane Park.
The Bulldogs improved to 10-8 overall and sit at No. 12 in the latest District 3-AAA power ratings. The top 16 teams in AAA make the district field. Solanco, a AAAA school, fell to 10-10.
Wednesday was the final day for games to count toward the final power ratings. The official district pairings in all four classes are expected to be released Thursday.
West York won Wednesday's game despite falling behind 5-0 in the first inning. The Bulldogs eventually built a 12-8 lead thanks to two-run rallies in the second and third innings and four-run rallies in the fourth and fifth innings. The Bulldogs then allowed Solanco to score three runs in the top seventh before holding on for the dramatic win.
Zach Gettys, Evan Zinn and Trent Ketterman each doubled for West York. Tyler Seiffert got the win on the mound, while Gettys got the save.
Northeastern 3, Shippensburg 0: At Manchester, one day after losing in the York-Adams League title game to Dallastown, the Bobcats bounced back for a non-league triumph. Northeastern's Brady Dolan was dominant on the mound, throwing a two-hit shutout, striking out seven and walking one. Adam Kipp doubled for the winners, who improved to 16-5 overall. The Bobcats should be among the top three or four seeds when the District 3-AAA pairings are announced Thursday. Shippensburg fell to 8-10.
Dallastown 10, New Oxford 0: At New Oxford, one day after winning the York-Adams title, the Wildcats finished off their Division I regular season with an easy win. The Wildcats ended their D-I campaign at 14-1 and improved to 17-3 overall. They will likely be one of the top four or five seeds when the District 3-AAAA playoff pairings are released Thursday. Jake Gates, Zack Ness and Michael Carr combined on a one-hitter for Dallastown, with Gates picking up the win. Chace Miller tripled for Dallastown, while Tye Golden, Bryant Holtzapple and Riley Hamberger doubled.