Delone Catholic captures its first District 3 baseball championship since 2013


Delone Catholic has won its first District 3 baseball championship since 2013.

The Squires captured the district 2-A crown on Thursday with a 5-3 win over defending champion Camp Hill at Messiah University.

Jake Sherdel got the final out on a foul pop to third baseman Trent Giraffa with the bases loaded to nail down the victory. Sherdel pitched two innings of one-hit shutout relief to get the win.

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Delone broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the seventh when Ryan Moore was hit by a pitch with two outs, followed by a throwing error on Brady Dettinburn's grounder, which brought Moore all the way around to score. Myles Shearer then added an RBI single to make it 5-3.

Aidan Wittmer was 4 for 5 from the leadoff spot for the Squires.

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No. 2 seed Delone improved to 17-5. No. 1 seed Camp Hill fell to 16-5.

In the first round of the state 2-A playoffs on Monday, June 6, Delone will face the District 1 champion at a site and time to be determined.

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