SOFTBALL: Central York rolls to win to stay unbeaten
The Central York softball team stayed perfect on the season on Tuesday with an 11-0 five-inning, mercy rule victory at South Western.
Central improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in York-Adams Division I.
The Panthers broke open a tight game by scoring 10 times in the top of the fifth. Seven different Central players recorded RBIs, including three by Erin Cabry. Starting pitcher Rachel Butler struck out seven in her complete-game victory.
York Tech 15, York Catholic 0 (3 innings): At Spry, the Spartans scored four runs in the first two innings and then seven times in the third to mercy rule the Fighting Irish. Taylor Glace went 3 for 4 for Tech, while teammate Casey Rice went 2 for 3. Starting pitcher Mariah Hilbert held York Catholic to just one hit in the three innings.
Susquehannock 18, Northeastern 3 (5 Innings): At Manchester, Ashley Bryan led the Warriors by going 3 for 4, including a triple and a double, with four RBIs. Also for the Warriors, Tyler Williams went 3 for 4, Mackenzie Gibson went 3 for 4 with a double, Maddie Staub went 2 for 3 with a double and Ally Kerr went 2 for 4. For the Bobcats, Sophia Noll doubled and picked up two RBIs.
York Suburban 7, West York 6: At West York, Olivia Eytcheson had to toss 122 pitches, 79 going for strikes, but it proved worth the work. She struck out three and walked one to collect the win. She was also 1-for-3 at the plate with a run scored. Leading the way offensively for Suburban was Caitlin Peters, who went 2 for 5 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored. Jossalin Shipley went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for West York.
Bermudian Springs 17, Eastern York 14: At York Springs, the Eagles came back to win this wild one, scoring 14 runs over the final two innings to erase a nine-run deficit. Morgan Williams hit a double and grand slam for Bermudian, while teammate Jackie Faircloth had a triple and home run. Emily Smith had a triple and drove in a run for Eastern and Katie Lehman tacked on a double.
Littlestown 7, Kennard-Dale 2: At Fawn Grove, the Thunderbolts took advantage of 10 Rams errors to earn the road win. Michaela Yealy roped a double and a triple for Littlestown, while McKenzie Somers pitched a complete game. Alexis Valentine was saddled with the loss for K-D, but she didn’t allow an earned run.
Dover 12, Gettysburg 9: At Gettysburg, with the score tied at 6-6, the Eagles were able to explode for six runs in the top of the seventh and then hang on for victory. Natalie Cutright went 3 for 5 with a home run, five RBIs and a run scored. Cassandra Root also homered for Dover.
Dallastown 8, Spring Grove 2: At Spring Grove, the winners erased a 1-0 deficit over the final four innings. Jaelynn Harbold pick up the win in relief. Melanie Grant and Delanie Kolb doubled for the winners. Hailey Kessinger pitched a complete game in a losing cause.