Evan Rishell's big effort helps Eastern York earn state 4-A baseball playoff berth
The Eastern York baseball team is headed to the state playoffs, thanks largely to a stellar performance from Evan Rishell.
The Golden Knights' left-handed pitcher threw a complete-game six-hitter in a 3-1 victory at East Pennsboro in the District 3 Class 4-A third-place game on Thursday. He struck out eight and walked one in his 104-pitch performance.
The victory clinched the district’s third-and-final berth into the PIAA 4-A playoffs.
Rishell also went 2 for 3 from his leadoff position with an RBI and a run scored.
Second-seeded Eastern York improved to 17-4. Top-seeded East Pennsboro saw its season end at 16-3.
In the first round of the state playoffs on Monday, Eastern will face District 6 champion Bellefonte.
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