The Spring Grove softball team was three outs away from pulling off its second upset in less than a week before it all fell apart Monday afternoon.
The Rockets were leading 3-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Dallastown was able to tie the game on the strength of one hit, two walks and three hit batters.
With one out and the bases loaded in a 3-3 game, Melanie Grant hit a fly ball to right field for the second out. The runner on third was able to tag up and threatened to run home, causing the outfielder to throw into the catcher. Meanwhile, the runner on second base ran halfway down the baseline toward third. That led the Rockets' catcher to make an unsuccessful throw to second in an effort to pick off the runner. That gave the runner from third the time needed to score the winning run and give Dallastown a 4-3 victory over the visitors.
Jaelynn Harbold got the win on the mound, throwing a complete-game six-hitter with five strikeouts and two walks.
Dallastown improved to 11-2 overall and 9-2 in York-Adams Division I. Spring Grove fell to 7-9 overall and 6-5 in Division II.
The Rockets had downed D-II leading Susquehannock on Wednesday.
Central York 1, South Western 0: At Central York, Courtney Coppersmith led the Panthers by throwing a shutout, striking out 11, walking three and allowing just one single. Also for Central, Erin Cabry went 2 for 3, while Karly Fink doubled. For the Mustangs, Hannah Sterrett threw a complete game, striking out two and walking none.Central improved to 11-0 in York-Adams Division I and 16-0 overall.
Susquehanock 10, Northeastern 0 (6 innings): At Glen Rock, Megan Green led the Warriors by throwing a six-inning shutout, striking out four, walking two and allowing two singles. Green also went 3 for 3 at the plate, including a double, with three RBIs. Also for the winners, Mallory Lebo, Ally Kerr and Kristi Langhans each had two hits, while Lily Yoakum doubled and picked up two RBIs. Susquehannock improved to 12-2 overall and 9-2 in York-Adams Division II.
Dover 7, Gettysburg 2: Despite playing in Gettysburg, the Eagles were the home team and dominated the Warriors to secure the win. Natalie Cutright, Casssandra Root and Abby Diehl each drove in two runs for Dover, while Taylor Lamparter struck out 12 in the circle. Taylor Mummert and Briana Crushong drove in the only two runs for Gettysburg. Dover improved to 10-4 overall and 8-3 in York-Adams Division II.
York Tech 16, York Catholic 3 (5 innings): At York Catholic, Casey Rice led the Spartans, going 2 for 2, including a double, with two runs, two RBIs, three walks and three stolen bases. For the Irish, Sadie Wurzbach went 3 for 3 with one run scored. The Spartans only had five hits, but took advantage of 17 walks and 12 stolen bases.
Eastern York 1, Bermudian Springs 0: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights scored the lone run of the game in the bottom of the first, when Katie Lehman hit a one-out sacrifice fly to score McKenzie Bucmyer from third. Bucmyer walked earlier in the inning. Teammate Riley Duraski threw a shutout, striking out four and walking none. The Golden Knights only connected for one single in the win.
New Oxford 4, Red Lion 2: At Red Lion, Alanna Molz tossed a complete game, going seven innings while striking out five and walking none to collect the victory. Hailey Inguanti tripled for Red Lion.