BASEBALL: D-III leading Susquehannock grabs key victory
The Susquehannock Warriors remained in control of the York-Adams Division III baseball race on Wednesday with a walk-off victory.
The Warriors scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to squeeze out a 4-3 triumph over rival Kennard-Dale in Glen Rock.
Susquehannock improved to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the division, while the Rams fell to 5-2 both overall and in the division.
The winning run came on Chase Summers' two-out single, which plated Peyton Reider, who had started the frame with a walk. He advanced to third on a ground out and a stolen base before scoring on Summers' clutch hit.
Connor Miller got the complete-game, six-hit win on the mound for the Warriors, striking out six and walking only one. Ben Stewart also went the distance for K-D, allowing only four hits and three earned runs, with one strikeout and one walk. Stewart also doubled at the plate.
Ben Trego doubled and had an RBI for the winners. Susquehannock's Stephen Fuller also had an RBI. Joey Thomas (two hits, run) and Ben Lowe (two hits, double, run, RBI) were the hitting leaders for K-D.
The Rams scored all of their runs in the first inning, before Miller settled down and took control. The Warriors rallied with a single run in the third, two in the sixth and the winning rally in the seventh.
The victory should help the Warriors solidify their position atop the District 3 Class 4-A power ratings. Susquehannock entered the game No. 1, while K-D was No. 4.
Gettysburg 4, West York 3: At West York, the Warriors triumphed in a battle of York-Adams Division II leaders. Gettysburg improved to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the division. West York fell to 4-5 and 4-2. Colton Kubicki had two of West York's three hits and drove in two of its three runs. West York's Corey Wise pitched four innings of shutout relief. West York pitchers didn't allow an earned run because of three Bulldog errors. Logan Carbaugh went the distance for Gettysburg to get the win, allowing just one earned run. Kyle Redding had two hits for Gettysburg, while Ryan Haskins drove in two runs.
Dallastown 10, New Oxford 3: At Dallastown, the Wildcats rolled to the York-Adams Division I win. Peter Capobianco (two hits, double, two RBIs, run), Joe Capobianco (double, triple, two runs, RBI), Bryant Holtzapple (hit, two RBIs) and Chace Miller (hit, two RBIs, run) led the Wildcats' offense. Zach Ness pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up three runs to get the win. Alex Weakland (1 2/3 innings) and Michael Carr (one inning) didn't allow a run in relief. Dallastown improved to 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the division.
York Catholic 14, Delone Catholic 1: At McSherrystown, the Fighting Irish solidified their hold on first in York-Adams Division IV with the easy win. The Irish, who pounded out 16 hits, improved to 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the division. Four Delone errors helped York Catholic score eight unearned runs. Dillon Hippensteel had three hits for York Catholic, including a double. Bryce Floyd had two hits and drove in three runs.
Spring Grove 11, Central York 5: At Emigsville, the Rockets outscored the home side 9-3 over the final four innings. Logan Miller and Connor Reed each had three-RBI games for Spring Grove, while Ty Maughlin drove in two runs. Reed and Maughlin each had triples for the Rockets. Colin Parks was Central’s big performer, recording two RBIs on a double. Central fell to 6-3 overall and 5-2 in York-Adams Division I. The Panthers fell out of a first-place tie in the division. Spring Grove is 5-5 and 3-4.
Northeastern 6, Dover 4: At Dover, the Bobcats scored four runs over the last two innings to erase a 4-2 Dover lead. Alex Raymond had two hits for the winners, while Josh Rich scored three runs. Brant Myers got the win in relief, going five shutout innings and allowing just one hit. He struck out four. Wil Fetrow belted two hits, including a homer, and drove in all four runs to power the Eagles. He also pitched five innings and allowed just one earned run, but got a no-decision.
Fairfield 8, York Tech 7 (8 innings): At Fairfield, the Green Knights walked off with a win over the Spartans. Chase Stadler had three RBIs to lead Fairfield, while also going 3 for 5 at the plate. Tech's Juan Lopez had a double and home run, while driving in two runs.
Red Lion 4, South Western 1: At Hanover, Cole Delp had a double and home run to lead Red Lion’s offense, driving in two runs, while Hunter Smith also had two RBIs. Red Lion improved to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in York-Adams Division I. The Lions are alone in first place.
Bermudian Springs 9, Eastern York 9: At York Springs, the Eagles and the Golden Knights were tied after eight innings when darkness set in. The game will be finished at a later date.