Seven innings wasn't enough to separate New Oxford and Red Lion in softball on Tuesday night.
Neither was eight or nine innings. Finally, the Colonials broke through in the top of the 10th, scoring four runs to down the Lions, 17-13, in a slugfest.
Sierra Megonnell recorded the eventual game-winning hit, driving in Kelsie Becker from second. Megonnell came around to score two batters later when Kendra Becker drover her in and then Ivy Becker delivered a big two-out, two-run double that plated two more, giving New Oxford a comfortable lead heading to the home half of the 10th.
Red Lion got two runners in scoring position with no outs in its half of the inning, but couldn't bring them home.
In total, the teams combined for 30 runs, 30 hits and 11 errors.
Shawna Belcher had a big day at the plate for the Colonials, going 5-for-6 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Lindsey Teal went 5-for-6 for the Lions, driving in five runs and scoring three times.
Alanna Molz pitched all 10 innings for New Oxford, facing 50 total batters and striking out five. She was only charged with six earned runs.
For Red Lion, Megan Teal almost lasted the entire game, tossing 9 2/3 innings, before giving way to Taylor Dewees for the final out. Teal recorded 10 strikeouts.
South Western 2, Central York 1 (10 innings): At Central, Allie Fleming pitched 10 innings to get the win, striking out three and walking one. Kayla Resh pitched a complete game for Central, striking out 14 without a walk. Tessa Gracey had two hits, including a double, to go with a run scored and an RBI for South Western. Hannah Glover also had two hits for the Mustangs. Resh had three hits for Central, while Haley Klunk had two hits and the team's only RBI. Kyla Caruso doubled for Central, which fell to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in York-Adams Division I. South Western improved to 2-3 and 1-3.
Bermudian Springs 6, Eastern 1 (6 Innings): At Wrightsville, Jackie Faircloth led the Eagles by belting two triples. For the Golden Knights, Jordan Kuhn hit a solo homer, while Sierra Arnold threw all six innings, striking out six and walking one. The game was stopped after six innings, due to rain.
Susquehannock 6, Northeastern 1: At Glen Rock, the Warriors broke open a 2-1 game with a four-run bottom of the sixth. Maddy Staub and Megan Green combined to two-hit Northeastern, while Lily Yoakum had a single and a double. Ally Kerr also hit a homer for the Warriors. Allison Sweitzer pitched a complete game for the Bobcats, striking out five and walking one.
Dover 9, Gettysburg 0: At Dover, Lexi Gohn tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout to lead the Eagles. Karsyn Blauser went 2-for-2 with four RBIs thanks to a double and home run. Dover scored all nine of its runs between the second and fourth innings, highlighted by a five-run fourth. Kaitlin Martin, Taylor Mummert and Madelyn Yannetti each had a hit for Gettysburg.
Kennard-Dale 3, Littlestown 1: At Littlestown, the Rams only needed offense in one inning, a three-run second, to knock off the Thunderbolts. Alexis Valentine tossed a complete game for K-D, striking out 10, while only allowing six hits. Amanda Dyson knocked in the only run of the game for the Thunderbolts on a triple. K-D improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in York-Adams Division III. Littlestown fell to 4-2 and 4-1.
Dallastown 8, Spring Grove 6: At Dallastown, Jaelynn Harbold did it all for the Wildcats. She pitched a complete game, while also helping her own cause at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double and a triple and four RBIs. Spring Grove scored in six of the seven innings, but never put more than a single run up in any of them, despite registering 10 hits. Dallastown improved to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in York-Adams Division I.
York Tech 12, York Catholic 2: At York, the Spartans exploded for nine runs in the final inning to open up a 12-2 advantage and end the game after five innings. Tech recorded eight hits in the game, including five in the nine-run inning. York Catholic's only scoring inning came in the fourth, bringing its deficit to 3-2 at the time.