YORK-ADAMS SOFTBALL: Littlestown beats Kennard-Dale in Division III showdown


Littlestown erupted for nine fifth-inning runs en route to a 9-5 victory over Kennard-Dale in a York-Adams Division III softball showdown on Monday afternoon.

The Lady Bolts improved to 13-3 overall and 11-1 in the division. K-D fell to 13-2 and 10-1.

The Rams were without their standout pitcher, Alexis Valentine, who has a knee injury.

In Valentine's absence, Brittany Orwig allowed just five hits in a complete-game effort, but she was hurt by six errors by her defense. K-D outhit Littlestown, 9-5. Orwig doubled, as did Kaitlin Yealy of Littlestown. McKenzie Somers pitched a complete game to get the win.

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Central York 10, South Western 1: At South Western, Kelsey Wisner turned in a 3-for-4 day that included three RBIs, two doubles and two runs scored in the Panthers' victory. Kayla Resh went the distance in the circle to collect the win. Resh struck out five, walked two and scattered three hits. With Spring Grove's upset of Dallastown, the Panthers (15-1 overall, 11-1 division) pushed their York-Adams Division I lead to 1.5 games. A season-ending showdown between the two occurs May 4 at Central York.

Spring Grove 9, Dallastown 8: At Spring Grove, the Rockets were able to pull the upset of the Wildcats behind a big game from Haley Norton. Norton's RBI double in the bottom of the sixth provided the winning margin in a game that featured a combined 27 hits. Norton finished 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, four RBIs and three runs scored. Julia Wivell chipped in to the winning cause by going 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. She also added three RBIs and a run scored. Lyndee Anders was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored for Dallastown.

Susquehannock 7, Northeastern 1: At Manchester, Mallory Lebo went 4-for-4, including a triple, to go with four runs scored to lead the Warriors. Megan Green pitched a complete-game six-hitter to get the win, striking out two without a walk. Maddy Staub added three hits, including a triple, for the winners, while Lily Yoakum added two hits. Katelynn Reed had two hits, including a double, for the Bobcats.

New Oxford 5, Red Lion 4: At New Oxford, the home team plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win. Red Lion was hurt by six errors that led to four unearned runs. Alyssa Peck pitched a complete-game eight-hitter to get the win, allowing two earned runs. Shawna Belcher (two hits, triple, two runs) and Kendra Becker (two hits) led New Oxford's offense. Megan Teal pitched a complete-game seven-hitter for the Lions, allowing one earned run. Hayley Taylor had three hits for Red Lion, while Lindsey Teal added two hits and a run scored.

York Tech 11, York Catholic 10: At Spry, the Spartans rallied to score four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Ashley Tolley led the Spartans, going 3-for-5, including a double, while teammate Taylor Glace went 2-for-3 with a double. For the Irish, Katelyn Danczyk went 4-for-4 with a triple, while teammate Brittany Maas also went 4-for-4.

Gettysburg 5, Dover 3: At Gettysburg, the Warriors were able to hold off the Eagles, despite a solid effort from Dover's Natalie Cutright. Cutright was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run. She also drove in three runs and crossed the plate once herself. Madelyn Yannetti was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Gettysburg. She also tossed a complete game, striking out three, walking two and allowing nine hits.

Eastern York 13, Bermudian Springs 9: At York Springs, Sierra Arnold's 5-for-5 night at the plate helped led the Golden Knights to the victory. Arnold connected for the cycle and added an extra triple, along with a total of seven RBIs. Also for Eastern, Anna Arnsberger went 3-for-4 with a homer and four runs scored, while Samantha Himes went 3-for-4, including a triple, with two RBIs. For the Eagles, Morgan Williams had two triples.