York Dispatch Staff Report
The York-Adams League experienced a successful first day on Monday in the District 3 Baseball Tournament.
Six of the 10 York-Adams teams earned victories, and two of the four who lost were beaten by other league foes.
Spring Grove and Dallastown are still alive in Class AAAA, while West York and Littlestown earned AAA wins. Delone Catholic moved on in Class AA and York Catholic advanced in Class A.
South Western (AAAA), Northeastern (AAA), Susquehannock (AAA) and Kennard-Dale (AAA) saw their seasons come to a close with losses.
DISTRICT 3 BASEBALL
DALLASTOWN 2, ME CHANICSBURG 0: At Mechanicsburg, No. 14 seed Dallastown surprised No. 3 seed Mechanicsburg in a District 3-AAAA first-round contest.
Dallastown improved to 12-8, while Mechanicsburg finished at 16-5.
Zach Luman pitched a four-hit shutout for Dallastown. He struck out four and walked two.
Dallastown had just three hits, two of them coming from Matt Attig. One of Attig’s hits was a double.
The York County team scored both its runs in the first inning and Luman made them stand up.
Dallastown advanced to the quarterfinals and will now play No. 6 seed Waynesboro on Thursday at a site and time to be determined. Waynesboro (17-3-1) defeated No. 11 seed Gov. Mifflin on Monday, 4-1. Gov. Mifflin finished at 14-8.
SPRING GROVE 3, WILSON 1: At Spring Grove, Nick Spangler pitched six innings of one-run ball to lead the Rockets to the District 3-AAAA quarterfinals.
Spangler allowed six hits and walked one, while striking out seven. Levi Krause got the save. He entered in the seventh inning with no outs and runners on first and second. He struck out the first two batters and got the final out on a fly ball.
Colby Murphy led the Rockets’ offense with three hits and two RBIs. Dalton Hoiles added two hits and an RBI.
No. 8 seed Spring Grove improved to 15-7, while No. 9 seed Wilson finished at 13-7.
The Rockets will now face No. 16 seed J.P. McCaskey in Thursday’s quarterfinals at a site and time to be determined. McCaskey (13-8) stunned No. 1 seed Hempfield on Monday, 13-3, in a game that last just six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Hempfield finished 18-5.
YORK CATHOLIC 17, MOUNT CALVARY 2: At York, the No. 2 seed Irish had no trouble moving on to the District 3-A semifinals, rolling to a mercy-rule triumph that ended in the bottom of the fourth inning.
York Catholic improved to 11-8, while No. 7 seed Mount Calvary finished 6-8.
The Irish pounded out 10 hits and took advantage of 13 walks issued by Mount Calvary pitchers.
Doug Mills led the winners with three hits, three RBIs and a run scored. Patrick Clement (hit, three RBIs, two runs scored) and Josh Elsen (two RBIs, hit) also excelled for York Catholic.
Jake Krevetski pitched all four innings to get the win. He allowed just one earned run and three hits. He struck out nine and walked one.
York Catholic will now take on No. 3 seed High Point in the semifinals on Thursday at a site and time to be determined. High Point (14-2) routed No. 6 seed Harrisburg Christian, 11-1, in a game ended after six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Harrisburg Christian finished 7-6.
LITTLESTOWN 5, KEN NARD-DALE 0: At Littlestown, Ryan Kehr threw a five-hit shutout to lead the Thunderbolts into the District 3-AAA quarterfinals.
Kehr struck out four and didn’t walk a batter. At the plate, he also had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs.
No. 3 seed Littlestown improved to 17-3, while No. 14 seed Kennard-Dale finished its season at 8-8.
Jacob Crawmer (three hits), Kai Hess (two RBIs) and Todd Cook (two hits) also excelled for Littlestown.
The Thunderbolts will now take on No. 11 seed Hamburg in Thursday’s quarterfinals at a site and time to be determined. Hamburg upset No. 6 seed Manheim Central on Monday, 6-3. Manheim Central finished at 16-7.
DELONE CATHOLIC 6, BERKS CATHOLIC 1: At McSherrystown, the No. 1 seed Squires rolled into the District 3-AA semifinals with a win over No. 8 seed Berks Catholic.
Delone improved to 16-4, while Berks Catholic finished at 9-11.
Dalton Haymaker pitched a complete-game six-hitter for Delone. He struck out three and walked one. He didn’t allow any earned runs.
Brett Smith (two hits, two runs scored), Sam Stephan (two hits), Tanner Orndorff (two-run single) and Devon Craig (double) led Delone’s offense.
The Squires scored three runs in the first and never looked back.
Delone will now take on No. 4 seed Tulpehocken in Thursday’s semifinals at a site and time to be determined. Tulpehocken (13-8) downed No. 5 seed Annville-Cleona, 6-3. Annville-Cleona finished 12-10.
OLEY VALLEY 6, SUS QUEHANNOCK 5: At Oley Valley, the fifth-seeded Warriors fell just short in their bid to upset No. 5 seed Oley Valley in a District 3-AAA first-round game.
Oley Valley plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to erase a 5-2 Susquehannock victory and rally for the dramatic triumph.
Cody Dennis (two hits, double, two RBIs), Mike Spadafore (two hits, run scored) and Bryan Kerr (double, two RBIs) led Susquehannock’s offense.
Susquehannock finished its season at 14-7. Oley Valley improved to 20-3.
WARWICK 5, SOUTH WESTERN 0: At Warwick, the Mustangs couldn’t dent the plate in a District 3-AAAA first-round loss.
The 13th-seeded Mustangs finished the season at 12-9, while No. 4 seed Warwick improved to 16-6.