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Red Lion took control of the York-Adams League Division I baseball race with a strong pitching performance from Tyler Burchett and a 1-0 victory against the visitin Wildcats. Burchett also drove in the winning run. Elijah Armold, York Dispatch

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The West York baseball team is back in first place in York-Adams Division II.

It's been an up-and-down week so far for the Bulldogs

They beat Dover on Monday, 2-1, to move into sole possession of first place.

Tuesday, however, West York fell to Spring Grove, 6-4, to drop into second place behind Gettysburg

Then on Wednesday, the Bulldogs knocked off the Warriors, 4-3, to return to the top of the division.

West York (10-6 overall) moved to 8-4 in the division, while Gettysburg (9-5 overall) dropped to 7-4 in the division. Dover (10-5 overall) is just a game off the D-II lead at 7-5.

In Wednesday's win over Gettysburg, the Bulldogs were outhit, 8-4, but three Gettysburg errors led to two unearned runs for West York. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, did not commit an error.

Eli Bentzel pitched 4 2/3 innings to get the win, allowing two earned runs. Corey Wise (1 2/3 innings) and Robbie Bertucio (two-thirds of an innings) came on in relief to nail down the win. Bertucio got the save.

West York faces another pivotal league game at 9 a.m. Saturday at Red Lion.

OTHER BASEBALL

Dover 4, Northeastern 0: At Dover, Dalton Kellison pitched a five-hit shutout for the Eagles. Brayden Smith led Northeastern's offense with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Alan Hansel doubled and drove in a run, while Nathan Ifkovits doubleed and scored a run. Dover improved to 10-5 overall and 7-5 in York-Adams Division II.

South Western 2, Red Lion 1: At Hanover, the Lions lost and fell out of a first-place tie in York-Adams Division I. Red Lion dropped to 10-5 overall and 10-3 in the division. The Lions now trail Dallastown by a game. C.J. Czerwinski pitched well in defeat, allowing two earned runs over six innings, striking out 10. Zach Reed and Alex Klingler, however, combined to allow just four hits and no earned runs for South Western (4-10, 4-8). Reed struck out eight over 4 2/3 innings. 

Dallastown 7, New Oxford 0: At Dallastown, Alex Weakland pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out 10 and walking one, to lead the Wildcats. Trent Rowland (three hits, two RBIs, run) and Julian Bailey (two hits, double, two RBIs) led the Wildcats' offense. Dallastown improved to 14-2 overall and 11-2 in York-Adams Division I. The Wildcats are now alone in first in D-I.

York Catholic 7, Delone Catholic 6: At McSherrystown, York Catholic rallied from a 6-2 hole behind a five-run sixth inning. The win kept the Fighting Irish in the thick of the York-Adams Division IV race. YC improved to 8-4 overall and 8-3 in D-IV. Biglerville leads the division at 9-3. Delone fell to 5-10 and 4-8. Both teams struggled defensively. YC committed seven errors and Delone had five. Nick DeMarco doubled and drove in three runs for the Irish, while Bryan Bullen added two hits. Bullen also pitched 6 1/3 innings of relief without allowing an earned run while striking out six.

Central York 10, Spring Grove 0 (6 innings): At Central, Brendan Martyn pitched a two-hit shutout, striking out six against two walks. Martyn also doubled and drove in three runs. The Panthers' other hitting leaders were Brandon Walters (two hits, two RBIs, run), Colin Young (two hits, triple, run), Michael Nizinski (three RBIs, run) and Jordan King (double, two RBIs, two runs).

Susquehannock 8, Kennard-Dale 1: At Glen Rock, the Warriors knocked off the York-Adams Division III leader. Sam Gardner pitched six innings and allowed just one run to get the win. He struck out five. Josh Smiley (two hits, two runs, RBI) and Sam Odegaard (two hits, two RBIs, run) led the Warriors' offense. Joey Thomas had two K-D hits. The Rams fell to 10-4 overall and 8-2 in D-III. The Warriors are 5-11 and 5-6.

Bermudian Springs 13, Eastern York 6: At York Springs, Evan Rishell and Bren Taylor each had two hits for Eastern in the loss. One of Taylor's hits was a double. Quinton McNew and Emmmit Silar also doubled for the Golden Knights.

Fairfield 12, York Tech 2: At Fairfield, Kaden Rogers had two hits and a run scored in a losing cause for Tech, while Juan Lopez doubled with two RBIs.

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