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Kennard-Dale’s championship softball season came to an end on Thursday afternoon at Shippensburg University.

The District 3 champion Rams suffered a 11-0 loss to District 7 runner-up Yough in a PIAA Class 4-A quarterfinal contest. The game was ended in the bottom of the sixth because of the 10-run rule.

Yough is chasing its second-straight state championship after winning the Class 3-A crown a year ago.

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ALLENTOWN — Eastern York can at least be satisfied in knowing that it didn’t give up.

Playing in the PIAA Class 4-A state softball quarterfinals on Thursday at Patriots Park in Allentown, the first two innings hardly went the way the Golden Knights had hoped. Making the program’s first-ever appearance in the state quarterfinals, Eastern York quickly found itself down by double digits after two innings against Tunkhannock.

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Kennard-Dale’s softball team had to wait an extra day to begin its quest for a state title.

Once the Rams finally did begin play Tuesday, it didn’t take them long to advance from the round of 16 in the Class 4-A bracket to the quarterfinals — 56 minutes to be exact.

The District 3 champions pounded out 16 hits in just four at bats in rolling to a 15-0 victory over District 12 runner-up Esperanza Academy. The umpires stopped the game with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning because of the 15-run mercy rule.

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Kennard-Dale’s players came to bat in the sixth inning of Thursday’s District 3 Class 4-A softball championship game knowing they had just six outs left and a two-run deficit to overcome.

“We were thinking ‘it’s now or never,'” Rams’ shortstop Jaedyn McKeon said. “We fought so hard all season for this moment (a chance to play for the district title).”

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The West York baseball team and Central York softball team are headed to the state playoffs.

The Bulldogs and the Panthers punched their PIAA tickets with must-win victories on Thursday in District 3 third-place contests.

The West York baseball team pounded West Perry 8-1 in the District 3 Class 4-A third-place battle, while the Central York softball team defeated Central Dauphin 4-2 in the District 3 Class 6-A third-place contest.

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MILLERSVILLE — Spring Grove softball coach Mark Hull didn’t know a lot about Cedar Cliff heading into Thursday night’s District 3 Class 5-A championship game at Seabold Stadium on the campus of Millersville University.

One thing he did know: The 10th-seeded Colts were no pushover.

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NEWVILLE — On paper, Gillian Toomey’s job was easy.

Inserted as a courtesy runner for pitcher Maelynn Leber in the bottom of the eighth inning in Wednesday’s District 3 Class 4-A semifinal softball contest, it was up to Toomey to use her speed to create problems on the base paths for James Buchanan.

She did that, albeit, not very smartly, in her own words, her coach’s words and teammate Morgan Winter’s words. Still, Toomey did her job well enough to lift Eastern York into Thursday’s championship contest, scoring on an error in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Golden Knights a 2-1 win over the Rockets at Big Spring High School.

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