PREP: Dallastown now tied for Division I baseball lead
The Dallastown baseball team is now tied for first place in York-Adams Division I with arch-rival Red Lion.
The Wildcats cruised to an 11-0, 4 1/2-inning, mercy-rule triumph over visiting York Suburban on Thursday.
Dallastown improved to 9-4 overall and 8-2 in the league, the same league record as the idle Lions.
The two rivals are headed for a showdown at Dallastown at 4:15 p,m. Wednesday.
Against Suburban, Zach Ness pitched a five-inning, two-hit shutout, striking out eight and walking one.
Bryant Holtzapple (two hits, double, three RBIs), Tye Golden (three runs, hit, RBI), Peter Capobianco (hit, run, two RBIs), Tracy Carr (three runs, double, two hits), Joe Capobianco (hit, run, two RBIs), Alex Weakland (double, two RBIs) and Sean Reding (hit, two runs) paced the Dallastown offense.
Susquehannock 4, Fairfield 1: At Glen Rock, in the completion of a suspended game, the Warriors’ Hunter Sentz was able to wrap up a complete-game effort that saw him collect the win on the mound. Sentz tossed seven innings, scattering five hits while also striking out nine and not issuing any walks. Alex Kramer had a pair of hits for first-place Susquehannock (13-1 overall, 10-0 in York-Adams Division III).
Kennard-Dale 6, Hanover 1: At Hanover, the Rams plated four runs in the top of the sixth to take a commanding lead. Ben Lowe led the Rams by going 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Also for K-D, Joey Thomas doubled with three runs scored, while pitchers Kyle Boone and Ethan Phillips combined to allow just four singles. K-D improved to 11-3 overall and 8-2 in York-Adams Division III.
York Catholic 6, Littlestown 2: At Littlestown, the Fighting Irish earned a crucial league victory with a big finish to the game against the Thunderbolts. York Catholic scored three times in the fifth and sixth innings to erase a 2-0 deficit and secure the comeback win. Luke Kordaz drove in two of the Fighting Irish runs, while Bryce Floyd went 4 for 4. York Catholic is 6-6 overall and 6-4 in York-Adams Division IV. The Irish have a half-game edge on second-place Delone.
Northeastern 3, Eastern York 0: James Toomey served up seven aces and added five kills and an assist as the Bobcats won 25-10, 25-9, 25-12. Jacob Cheuvront dished out 16 assists for Northeastern. Ben Lehman led Eastern with 14 digs, three aces and two kills. Northeastern improved to 7-0 in the York-Adams League.
Spring Grove 3, Dover 0: At Spring Grove, Luke Hoffnagle handed out 32 assists and Mason Staub posted 10 kills as the Rockets won, 25-18, 25-20, 25-19. Hunter Shank and Dalton Boll each had seven kills and Zach Noll had 20 assists to lead Dover.
York Suburban 3, West York 0: At Suburban, Jack Shultz paired his game-high 15 kills with Zach Weinstein’s 18 assists to give the Trojans a 25-17, 25-21, 25-19 victory. Jacob May 16 assists and Kenton Meckley had seven kills to pace West York’s attack.
Central York 3, Kenanrd-Dale 0: At Central York, Cole Johnson had a match-high 11 kills and 10 digs while teammate Carter Luckenbaugh added 21 assists and the Panthers cruised 25-6, 25-19, 25-10. Luke Criswell and Timothy Coomes recorded six kills each to lead K-D. The Rams’ John Enders posted 12 assists.
Red Lion 3, New Oxford 1: At Red Lion, the Lions dropped the first game to the Colonials, but went on to win the next three, prevailing 21-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23. Chris Muller had 41 assists and 12 digs for Red Lion, while Blake Hildebrand had 14 kills and Tristan Fuentes and Brock Gould each finished with 13 kills.
Dallastown 3, Susquehannock 0: At Glen Rock, the Wildcats had little trouble sweeping past the Warriors, 25-11, 25-16, 25-15. Dallastown’s Peyton Ranck passed for 21 assists, while Ben Ward had 11 kills and Nathan Darr served three aces. Tanner Bonitz had eight digs for Susquehannock and Reese Jackson had seven assists.
Dallastown puts five into quarterfinals: The Dallastown boys' tennis team entered the York-Adams League 3-A Boys' Singles Tournament with four players seeded in the 32-player field.
By the end of the day on Thursday, with the first two rounds complete and the quarterfinals set, five Wildcats are still alive.
Holden Koons, Jonathan Burns, David Trimmer and Hunter Jones were the four seeded players to advance, while Sebastian May was the big shocker of the bunch, knocking off No. 7 Riley Krout (Red Lion) in the first round and then taking down John Hanson (South Western) in the second round to join his teammates in the quarterfinals.
Joining the Dallastown players in the final eight are No. 4 Alec Shue (Red Lion), No. 5 Justin Gruver (New Oxford) and No. 2 Gavin Kenny (South Western).
In the 2-A tournament, all eight seeded players in the field won their first two matches of the tournament without dropping a set.
The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds for both classes will take place on Friday at South Western High School beginning at 4 p.m.