Late Spring Grove softball rally comes up short in District 3 Class 5-A third-place game


A late Spring Grove rally fell a little short on Wednesday in the District 3 Class 5-A third-place softball game.

The Rockets trailed 4-0 before plating three runs in the sixth to get within one run of Solanco.


The Mules, however, added a run in the bottom of the sixth and went on to a 5-3 triumph at Millersville University.

The game was originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at Carlisle, but was moved by District 3 to a 7 p.m. start at Millersville.

Bailey Rapson led the Rockets' attack with three hits, an RBI and a run scored. Hannah Gartrell and Bryn Sporer each added two hits and a run scored. One of Sporer's hits was a triple.

Rapson also went the distance on the mound, allowing four earned runs.

The seventh-seeded Rockets fell to 15-8. Top-seeded Solanco improved to 22-2.

Spring Grove will still advance to the state playoffs and will face the District 12 champion on Monday at a site and time to be determined.