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By RYAN VANDERSLOOT

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EMIGSVILLE — Sara Lynch may not be the hardest thrower out on the mound, but the Susquehannock senior softball pitcher knows she has a pretty good defense behind her.

Host Central York found that out Thursday afternoon when the Panthers hosted the Warriors in a York-Adams League showdown. The Panthers continually put the ball in play off the Susquehannock standout, but the Warrior defense often turned those balls into outs.

That was a perfect recipe for Lynch, who recorded her first complete game of the season. The Warrior pitcher struck out just two, but only surrendered six hits.

Teammates Maddy Staub and Megan Rogers did the rest, combining for five hits, three runs scored and three RBIs to help the visitors claim a 5-2 victory.

“I just try to keep it in play and allow our defense to work,” said Lynch, who added two hits and was on base three times offensively. “I know that I have my defense behind me so I don’t have anything to worry about.”

Susquehannock coach Dan Mercadante has been rotating pitchers throughout most games so far this year. He didn’t have to Thursday. Lynch was mowing through the Panther lineup.

“We try to split it up,” said Mercadante, whose club improved to 9-1 overall and 5-1 in Division II. “But, to Sara’s credit, she pitched absolutely wonderful today.”

Lynch was afforded the luxury of pitching with the lead throughout the day. The Warriors cashed in for two early runs off Central starter Taylor Rohrbaugh. After an error allowed catcher Lily Yoakum to reach, a double by Staub and a single by Rogers put the visitors ahead 2-0.

“It’s awesome to get that early lead,” Lynch said. “But to hold on to it was even better.”

The Panthers got a run back in the first when a Rohrbaugh fly ball to right was misplayed. Lynch, however, then shut the door, retiring 11 of the next 12 batters she faced.

“We knew they were a pretty disciplined, well-coached team,” Central coach Scott Walker said. “They weren’t going to beat themselves and, quite frankly, we made as many errors today as we probably did for the whole season. Couple those two things together and it’s a recipe (for defeat).”

Walker, though, couldn’t fault his team’s approach in the batter’s box.

“We’re hitting the ball hard,” he said. “Everybody is making contact. Strikeouts are at a minimum. And those are the good things. Eventually those balls will find a hole.”

Susquehannock broke open the game in the fifth with a three spot. Another double by Staub, who is hitting around .700 for the season after going 3-for-4, was followed by RBI singles from Rogers and Madi Shockey. Megan Green knocked in Shockey with a double to extend the lead to 5-1.

Central scored its final run in the bottom of the frame when Angie Delise singled in Rachel Butler.

The Panthers brought the tying run to the plate with two outs in the seventh but couldn’t cash in. Back-to-back singles from Delise and Kayla Resh were wasted when Lynch got Ali Dziwis to ground out to short to end the contest.

“This was awesome,” Lynch said. “I’ve been OK most of the year, but today I did really well.”

The Panthers dropped to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in Division I. Despite that, Walker isn’t about to hit the panic button, even after a loss to division-leading Dallastown (11-1, 7-1) last week in addition to Thursday’s defeat.

“We have a very solid team,” Walker said. “And there’s no doubt in my mind that we will bounce back.”

OTHER SOFTBALL

York Suburban 4, Eastern York 3: At Suburban, Olivia Eytcheson belted a two-out, two-run walkoff homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Suburban to the victory. She also doubled in the game. Eytcheson was also the winning pitcher, going the distance and only allowing five hits. She struck seven, walked two and did not allow any earned runs. Sierra Anrold also pitched a complete game for Eastern. Mariah Miller had two hits, including a double, for Eastern. Kaitlynn Sollenberger also had two Eastern hits.

Dallastown 11, Kennard-Dale 0: At Fawn Grove, Kayla Merriman pitched a four-hit shutout in a game that ended after six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. She had nine strikeouts and two walks. Haylee Anders had four hits for the winners, including a double and a triple. Maggie Noll added three hits. Dallastown improved to 11-1 overall, while K-D fell to 9-3.

Northeastern 7, East Pennsboro 2: At Enola, Alli Sweitzer pitched a complete-game six-hitter to get the win. She struck out six without a walk. Katelynn Reed went 2-for-3 for the winners, including a homer, to go with two RBIs.

Hanover 12, York Tech 5: Lauren Smith nailed two home runs and Desiree McKinsey went 3-for-3 to lead Hanover.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

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In a battle of softball division leaders, Delone Catholic downed Kennard-Dale 8-4 on Wednesday afternoon in McSherrystown.

Cassie Rickrode went the distance to get the win, allowing seven hits. She struck out five and walked two. Katie Laughman (two-run homer) and Shayna Rider (two hits, four runs scored) led Delone’s offense.

Julia D’Arrigo pitched a complete game for K-D. She also hit a three-run double.

Delone improved to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in York-Adams Division IV. K-D fell to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in Division III.

SOFTBALL

West York 14, York Tech 0: At West York, the Bulldogs cruised to the five-inning, mercy-rule victory. Jossalin Shipley pitched a one-hitter to get the win, striking out six. She also had three of West York’s 15 hits and finished with three RBIs. Kayla Michael also had three hits for the winners to go with two RBIs. Sarah Godfrey also had two hits and three RBIs for West York.

York Suburban 4, New Oxford 3: At New Oxford, Olivia Eytcheson pitched a complete-game eight-hitter to get the win, striking out seven and walking two. Brooke Day, Emma Turybury, Eytcheson and Jessica Clancy each had two hits for the winners. Alyssa Peck went the distance in the loss. Madison Smith, Sarah Smith and Taylor Bange each had two hits for New Oxford.

Central York 10, Spring Grove 0: At Central, Taylor Rohrbaugh led the Panthers by going 2-for-3 at the plate, including a double, to go with three RBIs. She also picked up the victory on the mound by going four scoreless innings, striking out six and walking only one. Also for Central, Allyson Dziwis went 2-for-3, while Kelsey Shifflett went 2-for-4. For the Rockets, Caraline Cornman went 2-for-3, including a double.

Eastern York 15, Hanover 3: At Hanover, the Golden Knights used an 11-run fourth inning to grab the win. Eastern was helped by eight Hanover errors. The game ended after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Riley Duraski pitched a seven-hitter to get the win. She struck out three without a walk. Erin Kalke doubled for the winners.

Littlestown 15, York Catholic 0: At York Catholic, the Lady Bolts plated 13 first-inning runs and never looked back. Shelby Dews had three hits for the winners.

Dallastown 12, Dover 2: The host Wildcats (7-1 Division I) scored five runs in the third inning, a run each in the fourth and fifth innings and five more in the sixth to win it in six innings. Ashley Werner had a big day for Dallastown with five RBIs on a pair of hits. Teammates Haylee Anders, Lyndee Anders and Kayla Merriman also had two hits apiece. Wildcats’ starting pitcher Jaelynn Harbold picked up the win by holding Dover to two runs on four hits in six innings. Nat Cutright was 2-for-3 for Dover (4-3 league), with an RBI triple in the third inning.

The York Dispatch

BASEBALL

York Catholic 000 21 — 3 5 4

Eastern 470 3x — 14 9 1

YC: Elliott, Bohn (3), McKim (4) and Skehan; EY: Shimmel, Taylor (4), Miller (4) and Miller, Taylor (4); WP: Shimmel; LP: Elliott; 2B: YC, Bohn; 3B: YC, Bohn.

Biglerville 302 010 1 7 11 4
York Suburban 052 203 x 12 14 1

B: Borth, Griest, Ayers and Asper; YS: Stein, Falco and Mowrey; WP: NA; LP: NA; 2B: B, Griest. YS, Myers, Mowrey; HR: YS, Church.

York Tech 100 00x x 1 3 1
Littlestown 620 03x x 11 9 0

WP: L, Livesay; LP: YT, Wells; 2B: YT, Smith. L, Strevig, Dipietro, Schuman.

South Western 000 100 0 1 0 1
West York 011 011 x 4 8 1

SW: Kelch, Raubenstine (4), McMaster (6) and Monahan; WY: Smith and Bixler; WP: Smith;LP: Kelch; 2B: WY, Fries and Bixler.

Dallastown 202 (10)0x x 14 16 1
Kennard-Dale 001 00x x 1 2 0

Dt: Striebig and Naill; KD: Bowings, Bakalyar (4) and Jacobs; WP: Striebig. LP: Bowlings; 2B:Ty.Golden, To.Golden, Sutton, Ludwig, White. HR: Tanner 2.

Central York 101 011 2 6 9 2
Dover 000 001 0 1 4 2

CY: Sepic and Lynch; D: Sennett and catcher; WP: Sepic; LP: Sennett; 2B: CY, Knaub, Sepic.

Hanover 303 302 2 13 12 9
Bermudian 400 509 0 18 15 4

H: Peterman, Bowman (5), Hamm (6) and catcher; BS: Tipler, Spahr (2), Sponseller (5), Rebert (7) and catcher; WP: Sponseller; LP: Peterman; 2B: H, Hamm. BS, Hoff, Weigle; 3B: H, Trish;HR: H, Trish.

Red Lion 000 203 0 5 7 0
Northeastern 001 120 0 4 6 1

RL: Tyson, Walker (6) and Smith; NE: Reeser, Bare (6) and Blymire; WP: Tyson; LP: Bare;2B: RL, B. Taylor; HR: RL, A. Taylor. NE, Reeser, Sprenkle.

Fairfield 100 0 — 1 3 6

Susquehannock 560 5 — 16 14 1

F: Romanic, Sachs (2) and House (4); S: Palmer; WP: Palmer; LP: Romanic; 2B: F, Kletz, S, Miller, Houser.

Delone Catholic 201 000 3 6 8 4
Bishop McDevitt 202 004 x 8 8 2

DC: Keith, Ames (6) and Roth; BM: Spangler, Mione and Myers; WP: Spangler; LP: Keith; 2B:DC, Haymaker (2), Craig (2), Ames. BM, Mione; 3B: BM, Lescanec.

Other Score

Spring Grove 2, New Oxford 2, game suspended after nine innings.

SOFTBALL

York Tech 000 0 — 0 2 6

Littlestown 351 6 — 15 10 0

YT: McWilliams and Gohn; L: Somers and Chilcoat; WP: Somers; LP: McWilliams; 2B: L, Lanahan; 3B: L, S. Dews; HR: L, K. Dews, White.

Central 120 200 1 6 7 0
Dover 000 000 0 0 4 3

CY: Resh and Dziwis; DO: Gohn and Blauser; WP: Resh; LP: Gohn; 2B: CY, Rohrbaugh; 3B:CY, Albers.

South Western 103 020 1 7 9 1
York Suburban 000 000 0 0 4 3

SW: Toomey and Savino; YS: Eytcheson, Turbury (6) and Turybury, Taylor (6); WP: Toomey;LP: Eytcheson; 2B: SW, Hertzog; HR: SW, Hertzog.

Fairfield 000 002 0 2 6 4
Kennard-Dale 050 401 x 10 9 1

F: Kinjerski and Barron. KD: D’Arrigo and Driggers; WP: D’Arrigo. LP: Kinjerski. 2B: F, Kinjerski. KD, Driggers; 3B: KD, Beach.

Hanover 000 0 2 4
Bermudian 42(10) 16 12 0

H: Curika, Martin (30 and Albright. BS: Huntington and Williams; WP: Huntington; LP:Curika; 2B: BS, Balzanna, Huntington; HR: BS, Balzanna.

Red Lion 200 101 0 4 7 1
Northeastern 000 100 0 1 6 2

RL: Shultz and Montgomery; NE: Sweitzer and Reed; WP: Shutlz; LP: Sweitzer; 3B: RL, Gould.

Spring Grove 140 002 1 8 12 4
New Oxford 000 203 1 6 7 3

SG: Jacoby and Hoover; NO: Peck and Belcher; WP: Jacoby; LP: Peck; 2B: SG, Wivell; 3B:SG, Cornman, Lindburg. NO, Belcher.

York Catholic 000 000 — 0 3 4

Eastern 104 212 — 10 11 0

YC: Fix and Nigro; EY: Arnold, Duraski (5) and Kalke; WP: Arnold; LP: Fix; 2B: EY, Sollenberger; HR: EY, Reichard, Miller (2).

Delone Catholic 201 000 104 8 12 2
Waynesboro 100 210 000 4 11 5

DC: Rickrode and King; W: Beamer, Harshman (4) and Stull; WP: Rickrode; LP: Harshman;2B: DC, Rickrode, Laughman. W, Wile; 3B: DC, Holcomb.

Biglerville 000 000 4 4 4 3
West York 004 300 x 7 5 3

B: Weikert and Sowers; WY: Godfrey and Weaver; WP: Godfrey; LP: Weikert; 3B: WY, Michael; HR: B, Bender. WY, Flohr.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

York Catholic 1 2 3 1 — 7

Dallastown 3 9 1 5 — 18

Goals: YC, Norton 2, Rosenweig, Yanick, Doyle, Flaim, Beenan. DT, Ierley 4, Gurreri 3, Duvall 3, Lohss 2, Haines, Roda, Gold, Prindle, Prats, Marquet; Assists: DT, Haines, Gurreri 2, Gold 2, Hayden; Saves: YC, Heldric (21). DT, Marks (4).

JV score: York Catholic 13-3.

South Western 2 2 2 2 — 8

Kennard-Dale 2 2 3 4 — 11

Goals: SW, DeVincent 3, Sanders 3, Delea. KD, Schonbrunner 4, Seitz 2, Wallace 2, Greaver, Brewer, Huntzinger; Assists: SW, DeVincent, Sanders. KD, Seitz, Greaver; Saves: SW, Holcombe (12). KD, White (13).

JV score: South Western 5-1.

Eastern 1 2 2 3 — 8

Red Lion 2 3 2 2 — 9

Goals: EY, Rhein 2, Keller 4, Lehman, J. Witman. RL, Gemmill 2, Dunlap, Jennings 2, Emig 3, Reif; Assists: EY, Rhein 2, J. Witman. RL, Jennings, Eveler, Emig, Reif 3; Saves: EY, Strickler (20). RL, Francisco (10).

Spring Grove 0 3 1 1 — 5

Susquehannock 3 7 4 2 — 16

Goals: SG, Kephart 3, Pooton, Marshall. S, Gloeckner 6, Kirkendall 4, Allred 2, O’Brien, Riley, Faster, Orner; Assists: SG, Pooton 2, Griffith. S, Kiekendall 3, Faster 2, Gloeckner, Riley, Attig, Rebich; Saves: SG, Grant 7. S, Silk 8, Chamberlin 1.

West York 3 3 6 2 — 14

Central York 0 6 4 2 — 12

Goals: WY, Betz 5, Roehm 3, Raffensberger 2, Clauser, J.Smith, Wise, Brannon. CY, Haldeman 4, George 4, Desenberg 2, Kurland 2; Assists: WY, Roehm 3, Clauser 2, Wilker 2, Haldeman 2, Villier 2, T.Smith, J.Smith. Saves: WY, Lombardo 17. CY, Walker 15.

Other Score

York Suburban 8, New Oxford 7, 2-OT

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Kennard-Dale 10 7 17
South Western 5 8 13

Goals: KD, Biederman 2, Day 5, Duty 7, Dressel 3. SW, Brown, Reddinger, Schmidt, Kavanaugh 5, May, Moser; Assists: KD, Bracey 2, Cryser. Day 4, Dressel. SW, Reddinger 2, Schmidt; Saves:KD, Team (10). SW, Silver (16).

JV score: Kennard-Dale 6-1.

Dallastown 3 2 5
York Catholic 13 6 19

Goals: DT, Dubois, Layton, Smith, Ellis, Thomas. YC, China 3, Moore 3, Fiorenza 3, Gabriele 3, Linthicum 2, Bilyeu, Ingram, Held, Palandro, Bittner; Assists: DT, Childs, Shick. Ellis. YC, Moore 4, Bittner 4, Bilyeu 3, Gabriele, Linthicum; Saves: DT, Eckert (14). YC, Shellenberger (4).

JV score: York Catholic 10-2.

Eastern York 10 4 14
Red Lion 4 3 7

Goals: EY, Toomey 4, Geiselman 3, Dietzel 2, Deppen 2, Nilolaus, Smeltzer, Goodling. RL, Donovan 4, Godfrey, Sheridan, Harrison; Assists: EY, Nilolaus, Smeltzer, Pfeiffer. RL, Sheridan;Saves: EY, Gatti 8;

JV score: Eastern York, 8-3.

New Oxford 2 5 7
York Suburban 9 9 18

Goals: NO, James 2, Bateman 2, Brzenk 2, Pevarnik. YS, Mailman 7, Cologer 3, Zambito 3, Eckenrode 2, Adams 2, Wasilewski; Assists: YS, Mailman; Saves: NO, Mobley 8, YS, Moyer 10.

JV score: York Suburban 10-9.

Susquehannock 11 8 19
Spring Grove 2 0 2

Goals: S, Ellis 2, K.Leblanc 2, Marshner 2, M.Leblanc 3, Speights 4, Welch 4, Seivetti, Martinez;SG, Miller 2. Assists: S, Welch 3, Marshner 2, Seivetti 2, Furhman, Ellis; Saves: S, Omer 4. SG, Craver 13; JV: Susquehannock, 13-2.

Other Score

West York 13, Central 4

BOYS’ TENNIS

Spring Grove 7, Northeastern 0

Singles: Wierman (SG) def. Fries, 6-0, 6-0. Seitz-Brown (SG) def. Wunsch, 6-1, 6-0. Bowman (SG) def. Hollingsworth, 6-0, 6-0. Sheehan (SG) def. Riddle, 6-2, 6-2. Harlacher (SG) def. Lee, 6-0, 6-0.; Doubles: Wierman/Bowman (SG) def. Fries/Wunsch, 8-0. Seitz-Brown/Harlacher (SG) def. Hollingsworth/Gouker, 8-0.

South Western 7, West York 0

Singles: Meyer (SW) def. Hein, 6-0, 6-0. Sentz (SW) def. Burke, 6-2, 6-0. Kenny (SW) def. Potts, 6-0, 6-0. Fabrick (SW) def. Fairlamb, 6-0, 6-0. Harrison (SW) def. Henderson, 6-1, 6-0.;Doubles: Slater/O’Reilly (SW) def. Hein/Burke, 8-1. Wells/Hess (SW) def. Potts/Fairlamb, 8-3.

Susquehannock 6, Littlestown 1

Singles: Scott (S) def. Staub, 6-1, 6-3. Perez (L) def. Glispy, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. Iannuzzi (S) def. Thomas, 6-1, 6-2. Hayes (S) def. Reed, 6-0, 6-0. Gervasio (S) def. Owings, 6-0, 6-0.; Doubles:Scott/Glispy (S) def. Staub/Perez, 8-6. Hayes/Iannuzzi (S) def. Thomas/Reed, 8-0.

Hanover 4, Harrisburg Academy 1

Singles: Magana (H) def. Wang, 7-5, 6-2. Wertz (H) def. Dean, 6-1, 6-1. Duarte (HbgAc) def. Yost, 6-1, 6-2.; Doubles: Young-Yost (H) def. May-Lu, 6-0 ,6-2. Miller-Johnson (H) def. De Zhang-Do Zhang, 6-1, 6-1.

Bermudian Springs 6, Dover 1

Singles: Phutaemnin (BS) def. Miller, 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-2. Strickler (D) def. Wilkins, 6-1, 6-0. Kinsey (BS) def. Wise, 6-0, 6-1. Hoak (BS) def. Groft, 6-2, 6-0. Myers (BS) def. Shaffer, 6-4, 7-5;Doubles: Wilkins/Myers (BS) def. Miller/Groft, 8-6. Hoak/Eschrich (BS) def. Strickler/Wise, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.

New Oxford 6, York Suburban 1

Singles: Diehl (YS) def. Gruver, 6-4, 6-3. Stiles (NO) def. Peck, 6-4, 6-3. Forry (NO) def. Manzella, 6-1, 6-0. Conrad (NO) def. Lando, 6-2, 6-1. Luckenbaugh (NO) def. Lee, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Stiles/Luckenbaugh (NO) def. Diehl/Peck, 8-3. Conrad/Melton (NO) def. Lee/Platts, 8-6.

York Catholic 6, Biglerville 1

Singles: Newberry (Big) def. Andrews, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, S Bartkowiak (YC) def. Hockensmith, 6-4, 6-3, Higgins (YC) def. Dotson-Jones, 6-3, 6-2, York Catholic won by forfeit, York Catholic won by forfeit; Doubles: Andrews-S Bartkowiak (YC) def. Newberry-Hockensmith, 6-2, Higgins-N Bartkowiak (YC) def. C Dotson-Jones-J Dotson-Jones, 6-3.

COLUMN By DICK VANO’LINDA

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Dallastown shortstop Maggie Noll fields a grounder through the legs of Susquehannock’s Tyler Williams on Monday. Dallastown won the game 6-3 in eight

Dallastown shortstop Maggie Noll fields a grounder through the legs of Susquehannock’s Tyler Williams on Monday. Dallastown won the game 6-3 in eight innings. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

GLEN ROCK — The Dallastown-Susquehannock girls’ softball game lived up to its billing on Monday afternoon.

The teams, which entered the York-Adams League crossover contest with a combined record of 16-1, weren’t able to decide the outcome in the traditional seven innings.

Dallastown used three runs in the eighth inning to earn a 6-3 victory and hand the Warriors their first loss of the season.

The teams combined for 23 hits, but the pitchers, Kayla Merriman for Dallastown and Sara Lynch and Maddy Staub for Susquehannock, had their moments, too, as they forced the teams to strand nine runners apiece.

There were miscues in the field, but there were a bunch of outstanding fielding plays, too.

There was also some drama, too. Susquehanock, down to its last out in the seventh inning, used a clutch RBI single by Megan Rogers to send the game into extra innings. Rogers connected on a 2-1 pitch to score courtesy runner Tyler Williams from second base. Williams went in to run for Lily Yoakum, who had doubled down the left-field line.

Dallastown, though, responded with three runs in the top of the eighth inning. The Wildcats combined hits by Lyndee Anders , Maggie Noll and Danielle Ludwig with two errors.

Merriman then returned to the circle in the bottom of the eighth inning and retired three of the four batters she faced to end the game.

The left-hander threw 129 pitches. Her control was outstanding (nine strikeouts, one walk).

“I play on a travel ball team, and I threw a couple of games in a row there,” Merriman said. “But I gotta go ice my arm. They (Susquehannock) had a lot of energy the whole game.”

Dallastown received three hits from Merriman’s batterymate, Sam Hartman. Hartman began her big day in the first inning when she slugged a solo homer to center field. The ball appeared to be held up by the wind as it just cleared the fence at the 195-foot sign. The Wildcats’ catcher lashed a line drive double off the right-center field fence in the third inning and singled up the middle in the seventh inning.

“I didn’t have a good weekend (at the Hawkette Tournament in Hanover), so I thought I would do well today,” Hartman said. “Our entire lineup can hit. You never know who’s going to get a hit.”

Hartman’s impressive at-bats on Monday didn’t surprise Merriman.

“Sam, she’s really been crushing the ball,” Merriman said.

Merriman said her best pitch against the Warriors was a rising changeup.

“Kayla, she really gutted that out,” Dallastown head coach Jeff Deardorff said. “She told me earlier (during the game) that she was having trouble with some of her pitches.”

Merriman, though, hung in and delivered a complete game in a clash of the title contenders. (Dallastown is in Division I and Susquehannock is in Division II).

“They (Susquehannock) kept on fighting,” Merriman said. “They have a good ballclub.”

So does Dallastown.

Anders, Noll and Ludwig each had two hits for the Wildcats. Megan Rogers put together a three-hit day for Susquehannock. Yoakum supplied two hits. Staub gave up two runs in four innings work, and neither one was earned.

Dallastown now stands at 9-1 overall and 6-1 in Division I. Susquehannock is 8-1 overall and 4-1 in Division II.

OTHER SOFTBALL

West York 7, Biglerville 4: At West York, Sarah Godfrey pitched a complete-game four-hitter for the Bulldogs. She struck out five. Jossalin Shipley had two hits for West York, while Keara Hepler had two RBIs. Clair Flohr ripped a homer and Kayla Michael belted a triple for West York.

Littlestown 15, York Tech 0: At Littlestown, the Lady Bolts won in a game shortened to four innings because of the mercy rule. Mckenzie Somers went the distance to get the win, allowing two hits. She struck out seven and walked one. Cheyan White homered and had four RBIs for the winners.

Central 6, Dover 0: At Dover, Kayla Resh led the Panthers by pitching a shutout, striking out five and walking two. Teammate Monica Albers went 2-for-4, including a triple.

South Western 7, York Suburban 0: At Suburban, Kylie Toomey pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out nine and walking two. Kirsten Hertzog went 3-for-3 for South Western, including a double and a homer, with two runs scored and four RBIs. Hannah Taylor had two hits and a walk for Suburban.

Kennard-Dale 10, Fairfield 2: Julia D’Arrigo picked up the win by holding Fairfield to two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a pair of walks. Sarah Driggers and Kelsey Farrington each drove in two runs for K-D, which improved to 7-0 in York-Adams Division III.

Red Lion 4, Northeastern 1: At Manchester, Katie Shultz pitched a complete-game six-hitter to get the win, striking out seven and walking two. Misty Montgomery (two hits, two RBIs), Brianna Wanbaugh (two hits, two RBIs) and Taylor Gould (triple) led the Lions’ attack. Alli Sweitzer pitched a complete game in the loss, allowing seven hits. She struck out six and walked one. She also had two hits.

Spring Grove 8, New Oxford 6: At New Oxford, Jenna Jacoby pitched a complete-game seven-hitter to get the win. She allowed three earned runs, striking out three and walking one. She also had two hits at the plate, scoring a run and driving in a run. Alyssa Peck pitched a complete game for New Oxford, allowing four earned runs.

Eastern 10, York Catholic 0 (6 Innings): At Wrightsville, Mariah Miller homered twice and went 3-for-4 to lead the Golden Knights. Also for Eastern, Lauren Reichard went 3-for-4, including a homer, Kaitlynn Sollenberger went 2-for-4 with a double and Anna Arnsberger went 2-for-4. On the mound, Sierra Arnold and Riley Duraski combined to throw a shutout.

— Dick VanOlinda writes about high school sports for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at dvanolinda@yorkdispatch.com.

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Scoreless after seven innings at Northeastern, the Bobcats and visiting York Suburban went to extra innings on Thursday in softball.

After a pair of walks were issued to lead off the top of the eighth, the Trojans’ Jenn Lloyd laid down a sacrifice bunt to move runners to second and third with one out. Teammate Brooke Day followed with a two-run single to give her team the lead. Two batters later, Sara Golden’s single scored Day to make it a three-score advantage.

Suburban starting pitcher Olivia Eytcheson held Northeastern scoreless in the bottom half of the frame to close out the 3-0 victory. Eytcheson went the distance, holding the Bobcats to nine hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks. Alli Sweitzer took the loss for Northeastern despite holding Suburban scoreless on just two hits in the first seven innings before giving up the three runs in the eighth. She struck out 11 and walked five. Sweitzer also helped her team at the plate by going 2-for-4. Her teammate, Kayla Jordan, led the Bobcats’ offense by going 2-for-5 with a triple. Northeastern outhit Suburban, 9-to-4.

OTHER SOFTBALL

Dover 13, New Oxford 11: Dover captured a slugfest victory at New Oxford. Dover improved to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in Division II. Sam Glackin got the win in relief, going 5 1/3 innings. The Eagles erupted for six runs in the fourth and four runs in the seventh to rally for the win.

Red Lion 8, South Western 2: At Red Lion, Katie Shultz led the Lions by picking up the complete-game victory, striking out eight and walking two. Megan Chapman went 3-for-4 with one RBI. For the Mustangs, Danielle Savino and Hannah Glover each went 2-for-3.

West York 5, Gov. Mifflin 2: At Shillington, Jossalin Shipley pitched a complete-game five-hitter to get the win, striking out four. Sarah Godfrey had three hits and two RBIs to lead West York’s offense, which collected 14 hits on the day.

Eastern 12, Biglerville 4: At Wrightsville, Katie Sollenberger led the Golden Knights by going 3-for-4, including a triple and a double. Mariah Miller went 3-for-4, including two doubles, while Ashton Evans and Anna Arnsberger each went 2-for-3. Sierra Arnold went 2-for-4 with a double.

Kennard-Dale 11, Littlestown 6: At Littlestown, the Rams were helped greatly by eight Littlestown errors. Kaila Beach and Alexis Valentine each tripled for the winners, while Kelsey Farrington doubled. Nicole McCleary had two hits. Julia D’Arrigo pitched a complete game to get the win, striking out 10. Kaitlin Yealy had three Littlestown hits.

York Dispatch

 

BASEBALL

Bermudian 001 100 0 2 7 0
Littlestown 030 010 x 4 7 1

BS: Spahr, Tipler (5) and catcher; L: Livesay, Cook (7) and catcher; WP: Livesay; LP: Spahr;2B: BS, Starner, Hoff, Weigle. L, Crawmer; HR: BS, Perkins.

York Catholic 200 054 0 11 14 3
Hanover 201 030 1 7 10 5

YC: Elliott, Bohn (6) and Skehan; H: Peterman, Bowman (6) and Sheaffer; WP: Elliott; LP:Peterman; 2B: YC, Mills 2. H, Hamm; HR: YC, Krevetski.

York Tech 100 3 — 4 5 6

Biglerville (10)01 8 — 19 13 1

YT: Hyle, Nell (1) and Leatherwood; BG: Sheets, Trostel (3) and Strawsburg; WP: Sheets; LP:Hyle; 2B: YT, Nell, BG, Ayers, Strawsburg, Redding, Borth, Reever; 3B: YT, Nell, BG, Sheets.

Central York 200 440 1 11 8 0
Dallastown 000 020 1 3 11 0

CY: Sepic, Ness (7) and Kruger; D: Hamberger, Striebig (4), Snyder (5) and Somerville; WP:Sepic; LP: Hamberger; 2B: CY, Montieth 2, Sepic; 3B: CY, Knaub.

DO: Smith, Murphy (1), Morrett (5) and Altland; NE: Kipp and Blymire; WP: Kipp; LP: Smith;2B: NE, Sprenkle.

Kennard-Dale 100 000 0 1 4 2
New Oxford 131 001 x 6 11 0

KD: Bowings and Miller; NO: Palmer and Romanoff; WP: Palmer; LP: Bowings; 2B: KD, Bakalyar;

South Western 000 100 11 3 7 0
Spring Grove 100 100 02 4 7 0

SW: McMaster, Taylor (4), Dougherty (7) and Monahan; SG: Spangler, Brooks (6) and D. Hoiles; WP: Brooks; LP: Dougherty; 2B: SG, Hunt, Thoman; 3B: SG, Brooks; HR: SW, Taylor.

Eastern 004 001 0 5 7 4
Susquehannock 050 000 1 6 6 2

E: Godfrey and Miller; S: Houser, Hood (6) and Tattersall; WP: Hood; LP: Godfrey; 2B: E, Renn, Enders; 3B: S, Miller.

SOFTBALL

South Western 504 000 2 11 13 0
New Oxford 000 221 0 5 13 6

SW: Toomey and Savino; NO: S. Smith, Peck (4) and M. Smith, Belcher; WP: Toomey; LP: S. Smith; 2B: SW, Savino, Glover. NO, Becker, Bailey; 3B: NO, M. Smith, S. Smith.

Littlestown 300 000 0 3 6 3
Bermudian 002 010 1 4 8 0

L: Schroeder, Yealy and catcher; BS: M. Huntington and catcher; WP: M. Huntington; LP:Yealy; 2B: L, Schroeder.

Fairfield 100 00 — 1 2 4

Delone 103 61 — 11 8 0

F: Kinjerski and Barron; DC: Rickrode and King; WP: Rickrode; LP: Kinjerski; HR: DC, Rickrode.

Biglerville 122 010 00 6 5 2
York Tech 130 101 01 7 10 3

BG: Weikert and Sowers; YT: Hilbert, McWilliams (3) and Gohn; WP: McWilliams; LP:Weikert.

Eastern York 010 00 — 1 2 2

Kennard-Dale 130 026 — 12 11 1

EY: Arnold, Duraski (6) and Kalke; KD: D’Arrigo and Driggers; WP: D’Arrigo; LP: Arnold; 2B:KD, D’Arrigo, Valentine; 3B: KD, Beach; HR: EY, Livelsbarger. KD, Valentine.

Central York 001 000 0 1 6 4
Dallastown 002 011 x 4 7 1

CY: Rohrbaugh and Dziwis; D: Merriman and Hartman; WP: Merriman; LP: Rohrbaugh; 2B:CY Wisner. D, Hartman; 3B: CY, Resh. D, Werner.

Fairfield 001 000 1 2 5 1
Delone 304 100 x 8 7 1

FF: Ford, Romaine (3), Baker (5) and Griffin; DC: Keith, Golanoski (5), Slusser (7) and Roth, Biemiller (6); WP: Keith; LP: Ford.

Susquehannock 200 200 0 4 8 1
Spring Grove 000 200 0 2 10 1

S: Lynch, Langhans (5) and Yoakum. SG: Jacoby and Cornman; WP: Lynch. LP: Jacoby. 2B: SG, Cornman. 3B: SG, Norton.

Dover 150 022 0 10 12 1
Northeastern 100 200 0 3 12 3

DO: Gohn and Blauser; NE: Renard, Sweitzer (2) and Reed; WP: Gohn; LP: Renard; 2B: DO, Cutright, NE, Reinoehl, Reed; HR: DO, Gohn, Mann.

Other Score

Hanover 14, York Catholic 9

BOYS’ LACROSSE

York Suburban 12, York Catholic 10

Goals: YS, Badovinac, Sipes, Hoyt, Mailman 4, Bettencourt 2, Gettle, Sadock, Strong. YC, Norton, Trapeni, Yanick, Bowser 2, Nigro, Brennan 4; Assists: YS, Sipes, Hoyt, Yost. YC, Norton, Yanick, Brennan.

Central 4 5 3 5 — 17

South Western 4 1 2 2 — 9

Goals: C, Haldeman 3, Desenberg 3, C George 3, Tranchitella 3, Yantek, G George, Evanitus, Kurland, Massam. SW, Devincent 4, Sanders 3, Delea 2; Assists: C, Haldeman 5, Yantek, 4, Desenberg, Evanitus. SW, Sanders, Hughes; Saves: C, Hinkle 6, Walker 1. SW, Raynor 14.

JV score: Central 12, South Western 3.

Kennard-Dale 3 0 4 2 — 9

Eastern York 3 3 3 1 — 10

Goals: KD, Seitz 4, Schonbrunner 3, Wallace, Greaver; EY, Witman 5, Buser 2, Keller, Rhein, Smith; Assists: KD, Schonbrunner 3; EY, Rhein 4, Witman, Buser; Saves: KD, White 18;

New Oxford 0 0 1 1 — 2

Red Lion 9 4 3 0 — 16

Goals: NO, Giannotto, Bixler. RL, Jennings 5, Emig 3, Castle 2, Dunlap 2, Reif 2, Gemmill, Huber; Assists: NO, Wilson. RL, Gemmill 6, Castle 2, Jennings 2, Dashler, Eveler, Reif; Saves:NO, Zero 12, Medina 2. RL, Francisco 8, Hale 8.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Kennard-Dale 18, Eastern 1

Goals: EY, Toomey. KD, Biedermann 2, Bracey, Burdette, Courtney, Cryser, Day, Duty, Gamache 2, Livezey, Gerring, Dressel 3, H. Hushon, C. Hushon, Zimmerman; Assists: KD, Burdette, Davis, Day 4, Duty, Dressel 3, Zimmerman; Saves: EY, Keller 6. KD, Deaver 4.

JV score: Kennard-Dale 21-3.

Dallastown 11, Spring Grove 5

Goals: SG, Grove 2, Taylor, Keiser, Myers. DT, Thomas 5, Burns, Layton, Shick, Smith, Manning, Ellis; Saves: SG, Craver 11. DT, Eckert 12.

JV score: Dallastown 6-5.

Central York 3 1 — 4

South Western 9 11 — 20

Goals: CY, Billings 2, Baianda, Windsor; SW, Reddinger 4, Schmidt 4, Kavanaugh 4, Brown 3, Bently, DiRienzo, Bull, Rebert, Moser; Assists: SW, Brown 2, Schmidt, Martin, Reddinger, Kavanaugh; Saves: CY 11;

Red Lion 5 3 8
New Oxford 5 6 11

Goals: RL, Godfrey 3, Donovan 2, Sheridan, Conrad, Lewis. NO, James 3, Phillips 3, Pevarnik 2, Brzenk, Bateman, Kindschuh; Assists: RL, Donovan, NO, Wildenstein, Hartlaub; Saves: RL, 8. NO, Mobley (14); . JV score: RL 6, NO 6 (tie).

Other Score

Susquehannock 17, West York 2

York Catholic 17, York Suburban 8

BOYS’ TENNIS

York Suburban 7, Littlestown 0

Singles: Diehl (YS) def. Staub, 6-2, 6-1. Peck (YS) def. Perez, 6-1, 6-1. Manzella (YS) def. Thomas, 6-4, 7-5. Lando (YS) def. Owings, 6-0, 6-1. Lee (YS) def. Yingling, 6-0, 6-0.; Doubles:Diehl/Lee (YS) def. Staub/Perez, 8-5. Peck/Strine (YS) def. Thomas/Owings, 8-1.

West York 7, Northeastern 0

Singles: Hein (WY) def. Fries, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. Burke (WY) def. Wunsch, 6-1, 6-0. Potts (WY) def. Hollingsworth, 6-0, 6-0. Fairlamb (WY) def. Riddle, 6-1, 6-0. Henderson (WY) def. Lee, 6-0, 6-0;Doubles: Potts/Henderson (WY) def. Fries/Riddle, 8-4. Tallman/Yanek (WY) def. Wunsch/Gauker, 8-3.

Susquehannock 5, Biglerville 1

Singles: C. Dotson-Jones (S) def. Scott, 6-1, 6-1. Hockensmith (S) def. Glispy, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Iannuzzi (B) def. J. Dotson-Jones, 6-7, 6-1, 6-1. Biglerville forfeited at No. 4 and No. 5 singles.;Doubles: No match at No. 1 doubles. Biglerville forfeited at No. 2 doubles.

South Western 7, Dover 0

Singles: Sentz (SW) def. Miller, 6-0, 6-0. Kenny (SW) def. Strickler, 6-0, 6-1. Fabrick (SW) def. Wise, 6-1, 6-1. Heavel (SW) def. Groft, 6-0, 6-1. Kane (SW) def. Shaffer, 6-3, 6-3.; Doubles:O’Reilly/Wells (SW) def. Miller/Groft, 8-7 (1). Hohman/Nathanson (SW) def. Strickler/Wise, 8-2.

Central York 7, Spring Grove 0

Singles: Lehigh (CY) def. Wierman, 6-4, 6-1. Maderitz (CY) def. Seitz-Brown, 6-0, 6-0. Hotea (CY) def. Bowman, 6-1, 6-1. Garling (CY) def. Sheehan, 6-0, 6-0. Smith (CY) def. Harlacher, 6-0. 6-0.; Doubles: Lehigh/Maderitz (CY) def. Wierman/Bowman, 8-1. Schmidt/Gerberick (CY) def. Seitz-Brown/Sheehan, 8-4.

York Catholic 7, Hanover 0

Singles: Andrews (YC) def. Arndt, 6-2, 6-0. S. Bartkowiak (YC) def. Bosserman, 6-3, 6-0. N. Bartkowiak (YC) def. Magana, 6-0, 6-1. Thole (YC) def. Young, 6-4, 6-1. Kondrasuk (YC) def. Yost, 6-2, 6-3; Doubles: S. Bartkowiak/Kondrasuk (YC) def. Bosserman/Magana, 8-4. N. Bartkowiak/Thole (YC) def. Young/Yost, 8-4.

Bermudian Springs 4, Delone Catholic 3

Singles: Gutierrez (DC) def. Phutaemnin, 6-7 (10), 7-5, 6-3. Wilkins (BS) def. Botts, 6-3, 6-3. Kinsey (BS) def. Hemler, 6-2, 6-1. Durski (DC) def. Hoak, 6-1, 6-3. Eschrich (BS) def. Yang, 6-1, 6-2.; Doubles: Gutierrez/Botts (DC) def. Wilkins/Phutaemnin, 6-0, 6-0. Hoak/Eschrich (BS) def. Hemler/Durski, 6-4, 6-4.

Red Lion 4, New Oxford 3

Singles: Innerst (RL) def. Gruver, 6-3, 6-0. A. Moyer (RL) def. Stiles, 6-3, 6-4. Forry (NO) def. Gayrama, 6-3, 6-0. M. Moyer (RL) def. Conrad, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4). Luckenbaugh (NO) def. McKnight, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2; Doubles: Innerst/Gayrama (RL) def. Gruver/Forry, 6-2, 6-2. Stiles/Luckenbaugh (NO) def. A. Moyer/M. Moyer, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.

BOYs’ track & field

Tuesday’s Results

Fairfield 82, Delone Catholic 67

3200 relay — Fairfield, 9:00; 110 hurdles — Hoffman (F), :18.6; 100 — Hartlaub (DC), :11.6;1600 — Mall (DC), 5:09.4; 400 relay — Delone Catholic, :46.7; 400 — Staub (DC), :55.2; 300 hurdles — Byrnes (DC), :48.0; 800 — Nace (DC), 2:20; 200 — Dorsey (DC), :24.0; 3200 —Mall (DC), 11:23; 1600 relay — Fairfield, 3:45.6; High jump — Mubrecht, 5-4; Long jump —Cronk (F), 18-5; Triple jump —Cronk (F), 38-0 1/2; Pole vault — Kadis (DC), 10-6; Javelin —Washington (F), 134-2; Shot put — Washington (F), 41-0 1/2; Discus — Hewitt (F), 131-7 1/2.

Biglerville 79, Littlestown 70

3200 relay — Littlestown, 8:49.5; 110 hurdles — Langrill (L), :16.5; 100 — Cellucci (Big), :11.6; 1600 — Wilt (Big), 4:46.2; 400 relay — Biglerville, :46.9; 400 — Gebhart (L), :54.1; 300 hurdles — Langrill (L), :43.4; 800 — Wilt (Big), 2:07.6; 200 — Cellucci (Big), :23.9; 3200 —Wilt (Big), 10:25.4; 1600 relay — Littlestown, 3:48.4; High jump — Reynolds (L), 5-8; Long jump — Reynolds (L), 19-4; Triple jump — Reynolds (L), 40-3; Pole vault — Chrismer (L), 10-6; Javelin — McCleaf (Big), 149-10; Shot put — Brown (Big), 44-1; Discus — Brown (Big), 115-10.

Central York 92, Spring Grove 57

3200 relay — Central (Wilson, Trone, Crane, Rutter), 9:29; 100 hurdles — Atkins (CY), :16.09;100 — Feulmer (SG), :10.97; 1600 — Groff (CY), 4:35; 400 relay — Spring Grove (Beddia, Feulmer, Hagerman, Wherley), :45.62; 400 — Watkins (CY), :55.31; 300 hurdles —Cavanaugh (SG), :42.83; 800 — Culp (SG), 2:06; 200 — Feulmer (SG), :23.0; 3200 —Maldonado (SG), 10:51; 1600 relay — Central (Colon, Watkins, Wilson, Crane), 3:37; High jump — Lutz (CY), 6-0; Long jump — Feulmer (SG), 19-8 1/2; Triple jump —Jules (CY), 39-0 3/4; Pole vault — Crabill (CY), 12-0; Javelin — Crabill (CY), 176-6; Shot put — Ramirez (CY), 47-2 1/2; Discus — Ramirez (CY), 126-5.

GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD

Tuesday’s Results

Delone Catholic 110, Fairfield 40

3200 relay — Fairfield, 11:09.2; 100 hurdles — Comly (DC), :17.3; 100 — Roberts (F), :14.0;1600 — Mowrey (DC), 5:38.6; 400 relay — Delone Catholic, :54.8; 400 — Lescalleet (DC), 1:05.8; 300 hurdles — Singleton (DC), :51.9; 800 — Logue (F), 2:28.2; 200 — Heinbaugh (F), :28.4; 3200 — Sweeney (DC), 14:01; 1600 relay — Delone Catholic, 4:31.9; High jump —Weirman (DC), 4-6; Long jump — Wierman (DC), 15-10 1/2; Triple jump — Crawford (DC), 31-1; Pole vault — Riedel (DC), 11-1; Javelin — Gingrow (DC), 122-2; Shot put — Gingrow (DC), 31-5 1/4; Discus — Becker (DC), 68-6.

Biglerville 93, Littlestown 56

3200 relay — Biglerville, 11:32.5; 100 hurdles — Trimmer (Big), :18.1; 100 — Fissel (Big), :13.4; 1600 — Robey (Big), 6:19.7; 400 relay — Biglerville, :53.6; 400 — Robertson (L), 1:08.7;300 hurdles — Ashford (L), :53.2; 800 — Whithoff (Big), 2:55.9; 200 — Fissel (Big), :28.4;3200 — Robey (Big), 13:21; 1600 relay — Littlestown, 4:37.5; High jump — Borromeo (L), 4-4; Long jump — Borromeo (L), 14-5; Triple jump — Thomas (Big), 29-3; Pole vault —Camara (Big), 6-0; Javelin — Camara (Big), 95-0; Shot put — Kuhn (Big), 31-1; Discus —Eyler (L), 85-4.

Central York 103, Spring Grove 47

3200 relay — Central (Loeffelholz, Adams, McDaniel, Swanson), 11:39.31; 100 hurdles — K. Hackos (CY), :17.12; 100 — Little (CY), :13.09; 1600 — B. Hackos (CY), 5:53; 400 relay —Central (McLaughlin, Little, Dickson, Hatchard), :52.86; 400 — Cable (CY), 1:08.23; 300 hurdles — Nelson (CY), :50.41; 800 — Swanson (CY), 2:47; 200 — McLaughlin (CY), :12.04;3200 — Loeffelholz (CY); 1600 relay — Central (Little, Dickson, Snyder, Fells), 4:21; High jump — Kline (SG), 4-10; Long jump — Micik (SG), 13-7 3/4; Triple jump —Hatchard (CY), 33-2; Pole vault — Elliott (SG), 9-0; Javelin — Bollinger (SG), 117-2; Shot put — Emerbenini (CY), 33-8 3/4; Discus — Schultz (SG), 85-10.

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT

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Dallastown pitcher Kayla Merriman delivers against the Central York Panthers on Wednesday. Merriman pitched a complete game in the Wildcats’ 4-1

Dallastown pitcher Kayla Merriman delivers against the Central York Panthers on Wednesday. Merriman pitched a complete game in the Wildcats’ 4-1 victory. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)

DALLASTOWN — The Central York softball team may have most of its lineup back from a season ago, when the Panthers claimed the York-Adams League title.

And the Panthers may have the best pitcher in the league in right-hander Taylor Rohrbaugh.

On any given day, however,those two facts can be meaningless, especially when the offense and pitching aren’t dominating.

An up-and-coming Dallastown team proved that lesson to Central York on a windy Wednesday afternoon at Dallastown High School.

The hosts got a two-run double from Sam Hartman in the third inning off Rohrbaugh to take the lead for good. That was plenty of support for lefty Kayla Merriman, who struck out six and yielded just a single run, helping the Wildcats walk away from the Division I showdown with an impressive 4-1 victory.

“We’re certainly playing a lot better,” Dallastown coach Jeff Deardorff said. “We’re hitting the ball, playing some good defense and getting some good pitching the last three or four games.”

The Panthers (6-1 overall, 3-1 Division I) took the lead against Merriman in the top of the third with two outs. After a one-out walk to Rohrbaugh and a sacrifice bunt that moved her to second, the visitors struck first when Kelsey Wisner smoked a double, plating Rohrbaugh.

That lead didn’t last long. Hartman (2-for-2) got the best of the Central pitcher with a two-out, two-run double off last year’s Division I Player of the Year to put the home team ahead.

For Hartman, who has developed a knack for hitting in the clutch, her success against Rohrbaugh seems to come naturally.

“Honestly, she’s may favorite pitcher to hit (against),” Hartman said. “I guess because it’s such a challenge.”

Rohrbaugh walked Hartman the next time she faced her, but paid for it when Merriman ripped a single up the middle to extend the lead to 3-1 in the fifth.

“I knew she wanted to face me,” Merriman said. “And she walked Sam because Sam’s a great hitter. And when she got to me I knew I was going to be all over it.”

The Panthers mounted a threat against Merriman in the sixth. After a couple of errors and a walk loaded the bases, the lefty got out of trouble unscathed when right-fielder Mel Grant snagged a line drive off the bat of Angie Delise to retire the side.

Dallastown tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the frame. After Rohrbaugh hit the first batter of the inning, Ashley Werner smocked a triple in the right-center gap to make it 4-1.

The victory now puts the Wildcats (6-1, 5-1) in control of their own destiny in the Division I title race. For a team with just four seniors, including Hartman and Merriman, the thought of dethroning the Panthers would be a dream come true.

Merriman, however, realizes it’s too early for her team to start celebrating.

“We play them again on May 2,” she said. “We know they’ll be ready and that we can’t let our heads get big after this.”

“Yeah,” Hartman said. “We’ve got to keep it up.”

Werner and Maggie Noll each collected two hits for the Wildcats, while Wisner and Kelsey Shifflett each registered a pair of hits for the Panthers.

OTHER SOFTBALL

York Tech 7, Biglerville 6: At Spry, the Spartans plated the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to capture the victory. Abby Polakoff and Lindsay McWilliams led the Spartans, with each going 2-for-4. McWilliams also picked up the victory on the mound, coming on in relief of starter Maria Hilbert in the top of the third. McWilliams struck out four and walked one. Alyssa Gohn went 2-for-5 for Tech.

Kennard-Dale 12, Eastern York 1: At Fawn Grove, Julia D’Arrigo excelled on the mound and at the plate in a game shortened to six innings because of the mercy rule. D’Arrigo pitched a two-hitter, striking out seven and walking three. She also had three hits, including a double. Alexis Valentine (three hits, double, homer, three RBIs, walk), Kelsey Farrington (two hits, three RBIs) and Kaila Beach (triple) also shined at the plate for KD. Karlee Livelsbarger homered for Eastern.

Susquehannock 4, Spring Grove 2: The visiting Warriors scored two runs each in the first and fourth innings to go up by four runs and held on from there to get the win and improve to 3-0 in York-Adams League competition. Madi Shockey went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Susquehannock at the plate while pitchers Sara Lynch and Kristi Langhans combined to hold the host Rockets to two runs on 10 hits. Caraline Cornman (3-for-3, two RBIs) paced the Spring Grove offense.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

York Dispatch Staff Report

Sierra Arnold pitched a complete-game eight-hitter to lift Eastern York to a 6-3 softball victory at Bermudian Springs on Tuesday.

Arnold struck out five and walked one. She also homered.

Lauren Reichard homered and drove in two runs for the Golden Knights, while Anna Arnsberger drove in two. Abigail Caldwell had two Eastern hits.

SOFTBALL

Dallastown 12, New Oxford 5: At Dallastown, Sam Hartman smashed two triples and drove in four runs to highlight the Wildcats’ 13-hit attack. Haylee Anders, Kayla Merriman, Mel Grant, Lyndee Anders and Ashley Werner delivered two hits apiece for the winners. Jaelynn Harbold (nine strikeouts, five walks) went the distance to earn the victory, and Ashley Werner made a diving catch in left to save two runs for Dallastown.

Central York 15, Red Lion 0 (four Innings): At Central, Taylor Rohrbaugh led the Panthers by throwing a two-hit, four-inning shutout. Rohrbaugh struck out six and walked two. Kelsey Wisner led the Panthers at the plate, going 2-for-2, including a triple, with three runs scored and four RBIs. Also for Central, Ally Dziwis went 3-for-3, including a double, with three RBIs; Kyla Caruso went 2-for-2 with three runs scored and Kelsey Shifflett went 2-for-3, including a double. For the Lions, Ali Posey had both hits, including a double.

West York 3, Littlestown 2: At West York, Kayla Michael pitched a complete game to get the win. Kelsie Weaver had three hits for West York, while Claire Flohr added two hits.

York Dispatch Staff Report

York-Adams baseball

W L W L
Spring Grove 2 1 4 2
Red Lion 1 1 1 2
Central York 1 1 1 2
Dallastown 1 3 3 3
South Western 0 3 0 5
W L W L
West York 4 0 4 0
New Oxford 2 0 3 1
Dover 1 1 3 2
Northeastern 2 2 2 3
Kennard-Dale 0 2 0 3
W L W L
Susquehannock 3 0 3 1
Bermudian 2 0 3 1
Eastern York 1 1 2 2
Littlestown 1 2 2 2
York Suburban 1 2 1 3
W L W L
Delone Catholic 4 0 4 0
Hanover 2 1 3 3
York Catholic 1 1 2 3
Biglerville 0 2 0 2
York Tech 0 3 0 4
Fairfield 0 3 0 4

York-Adams softball

W L W L
Central York 2 0 5 0
Dallastown 3 1 4 1
Red Lion 1 1 1 1
South Western 2 2 2 3
New Oxford 1 2 1 4
W L W L
Susquehannock 2 0 5 0
York Suburban 1 1 1 1
Dover 1 1 1 2
Spring Grove 1 2 2 2
Northeastern 0 4 1 4
W L W L
Kennard-Dale 4 0 5 0
Bermudian Springs 3 1 3 2
West York 3 1 3 2
Littlestown 2 1 3 1
Eastern York 2 1 2 3
W L W L
Delone Catholic 3 1 3 1
York Catholic 1 2 1 3
Fairfield 1 2 1 3
Biglerville 0 2 0 2
Hanover 0 3 0 6
York Co. Tech 0 5 0 5

York-Adams Boys’ Track

W L T P W L T
South Western 3 0 0 9 3 0 0
Dallastown 2 0 0 6 2 0 0
Red Lion 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
Central York 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
Spring Grove 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
York High 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
New Oxford 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
W L T P W L T
Susquehannock 2 0 0 6 2 0 0
Dover 2 0 0 6 2 0 0
West York 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
Eastern 1 2 0 3 1 2 0
Northeastern 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Kennard-Dale 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
York Suburban 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
W L T P W L T
Littlestown 2 0 0 6 2 0 0
York Tech 2 0 0 6 2 0 0
Biglerville 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
Bermudian 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Delone Catholic 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Hanover 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Fairfield 0 2 0 0 0 2 0

YORK-ADAMS Girls’ track

W L T P W L T
South Western 3 0 0 9 3 0 0
Dallastown 2 0 0 6 2 0 0
Red Lion 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
Central York 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
Spring Grove 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
York High 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
New Oxford 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
W L T P W L T
Eastern 3 0 0 9 3 0 0
York Suburban 2 0 0 6 2 0 0
Susquehannock 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
Northeastern 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
West York 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Kennard-Dale 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Dover 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
W L T P W L T
Hanover 1 0 0 3 1 1 0
Delone Catholic 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
York Tech 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
Fairfield 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
Littlestown 1 1 0 3 1 1 0
Bermudian 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Biglerville 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

YORK-ADAMS Boys’ lacrosse

W L W L
Central York 5 0 5 0
Dallastown 4 2 5 2
Red Lion 3 4 4 4
Spring Grove 2 4 3 5
South Western 2 4 2 5
New Oxford 0 4 0 4
W L W L
West York 6 0 6 0
York Suburban 5 0 5 0
Susquehannock 3 3 4 4
Eastern York 3 4 4 4
York Catholic 1 5 1 5
Kennard-Dale 1 5 1 5

YORK-ADAMS girls’ lacrosse

W L W L
South Western 5 1 6 1
Central York 3 3 3 3
Red Lion 1 4 1 4
Dallastown 1 5 1 5
New Oxford 1 5 1 5
Spring Grove 0 4 0 6
W L W L
York Catholic 6 0 6 0
Kennard-Dale 5 0 5 1
Susquehannock 5 2 5 3
West York 4 2 4 2
York Suburban 3 3 3 3
Eastern York 1 6 1 6

YORK-ADAMS BOYS’ tennis

W L W L
Central York 2 0 6 0
New Oxford 2 0 5 0
South Western 1 0 6 1
Dover 2 1 4 1
Dallastown 2 1 3 3
Spring Grove 1 1 4 2
Red Lion 1 2 4 2
West York 0 2 1 2
Northeastern 0 4 0 5
W L W L
Susquehannock 3 0 5 1
Biglerville 2 0 3 3
York Suburban 2 0 2 4
York Catholic 1 0 3 2
Bermudian Springs 0 1 1 2
Littlestown 0 2 0 4
Delone Catholic 0 2 0 5
Hanover 0 3 0 6

YORK-ADAMS Boys’ volleyball

W L W L
Northeastern 3 0 5 0
Central York 3 0 4 0
York Suburban 2 1 2 1
Red Lion 2 1 2 1
West York 2 1 2 1
Spring Grove 2 1 3 2
Susquehannock 2 1 2 2
Eastern York 1 2 1 2
Dallastown 1 2 1 3
Dover 0 3 0 3
Kennard-Dale 0 3 0 3
New Oxford 0 3 0 3

York Dispatch Staff Report

Kennard-Dale rolled to a 12-0 softball victory at Hanover on Thursday behind a dominant effort from Julia D’Arrigo.

In a game that ended after five innings because of the mercy rule, D’Arrigo allowed just three hits. She struck out seven without a walk. She also banged a homer at the plate. Kalia Beach tripled for the Rams.


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