SOFTBALL: Central York clinches at least tie for title
The Central York softball team clinched at least a share of its fifth straight York-Adams League Division I title with a 5-0 win at New Oxford on Wednesday.
The Panthers (18-1 overall, 13-1 Division I) struck immediately, scoring once in the first inning to set the tone. They added two runs in the both the top of the fourth and fifth innings to give starter Courtney Coppersmith all the run support she needed.
Coppersmith tossed a complete game, allowing just three hits and striking out 12. Cameryn Rothrock drove in two of the runs for Central, while she and Coppersmith were the only Panthers to record multi-hit games.
Central can clinch the outright division title with a win on Thursday over Spring Grove.
York Suburban 8, Bermudian Springs 6: At Suburban, the Trojans scored six runs in the first two innings to defeat the Eagles. Olivia Eytcheson drove in two runs and had a double for Suburban, while also earning the win in the circle. Susan Lloyd went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Trojans.
Dallastown 12, Cedar Cliff 2 (6 innings): At Dallastown, Wildcats set the tone with a six-run bottom of the second. Dallastown pounded out 14 hits, including two apiece from Lyndee Anders, Jaelynn Harbold, Madisyn Johnson, Danielle Ludwig and Kelsie Merriman. Anders and Harbold each drove in three runs, while Ludwig had two RBIs.
Squirettes take two from the Irish: At York Catholic, the Squirettes swept both games of a doubleheader over the Irish, 20-2 and 16-1. Both games ended after three innings because of the mercy rule. Shelbee Holcomb led the Squirettes with two homers and two doubles in the twinbill. Delone Catholic finished York-Adams Division IV play at 14-1 and improved to 16-2 overall.
West Perry 16, Northeastern 0 (5 innings): At Manchester, the visitors plated seven runs in the top of the first and never looked back. For the Bobcats, Kristeen Chronister, Shelly Dugan, and Haley Updegraff each went 1 for 1. Northeastern pitcher Isabelle Bortner threw the complete five innings, allowing just two earned runs. The Bobcats had six errors.
Susquehannock 8, Northern York 5: At Dillsburg, the Warriors plated five in the top of the third on five hits and one walk to give them a 6-1 lead. Mallory Lebo led the Warriors by going 3 for 3 with three runs scored. Also for the Warriors, Maddie Staub, Megan Green, and Kristi Langhans each had two hits. Susquehannock used small-ball style in the win, by collecting 11 singles. The Warriors improved to 14-3 overall.
Red Land 6, West York 5: At Red Land, the Bulldogs dropped the non-league contest. No other details were reported.