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J.C. Collins scored three times, D.J. Cool and Chris Schachle drove in two runs apiece, and Cool tossed his third complete game victory of the playoffs, leading the Cashtown Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the Hanover Raiders to win the 2017 South Penn League championship. The title was the first for Cashtown since they won it all in 2011. Hanover grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on RBI hits from Andrew Burke and Clint Roche, but Cool would allow only three more hits the rest of the way. Cashtown chipped away with single runs in the first and third innings, before Hunter Rang drove in Tyler Reinert in the fourth to take the lead for good. In the fifth, Collins walked and scored on Cool's single, and Cool later scored on Schachle's second sac fly of the contest to provide the final margin.
Congratulations to manager Matt Rebert and the Cashtown Pirates, your 2017 South Penn League champions!!
The Cashtown Pirates moved to within a game of winning the 2017 SPL championship by defeating the Hanover Raiders 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Diller Field. The Pirates rallied to tie the game on two occassions, then took the lead for good in the sixth before tacking on insurance in the seventh. Brendon Reinert got the win by going the distance, escaping several jams along the way. Andrew Burke suffered the loss for the Raiders despite allowing just three hits on the afternoon.
The Pirates take a 2-1 series lead back to Cashtown, where they will look to sew up their first title in six years Tuesday night at 6:00.
Cashtown defeated Hanover 6-1 in game two of the SPL Championship series. No game details were provided.
Game three is set for Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Diller Field.
Tyler Null allowed just one run over six innings and Andrew Burke provided a 3-run homer to lift Hanover to a 5-1 win over Cashtown in game one of the SPL championship series Thursday at Diller Field. Null didn't strike out a batter but limited the Pirates to a single run, coming on Chris Schachle's solo home run in the top of the sixth. Austin Kibler's sac fly in the second staked the Raiders to an early lead, and he provided the final run on an RBI single in the fifth. Earlier in the fifth, Burke launched his blast, helping the Raiders break things open for good. Burke was joined by Mark Phillips, Clint Roche, and Pat Brady with two-hit nights, while Schachle had two of the Pirates' five hits.
Game two moves to Cashtown Saturday at 1:00 p.m., with Austin Kibler and Chase King mentioned as the tentative starters.
It will be a Pirate themed 2017 South Penn League final, as the Hanover Raiders and Cashtown Pirates advanced to the championship series with road victories Monday night.
Hanover defeated Littlestown 7-3 as Andrew Burke notched his second win of the series. Mark Phillips and Kody Kibler each drove in a pair of runs and Kenny Horney was 3-for-3 for the Raiders, who advance to the SPL finals for the third straight year.
Cashtown got RBI singles from Zach Ketterman and Chris Schachle in the top of the third and pitcher D.J. Cool made the runs stand up in the Pirates' 2-0 win over New Oxford. Cashtown returns to the championship series for the first time since 2012.
Hanover won the regular season series between the two teams 3-1. Cashtown took the first meeting this year, beating Hanover 6-5 at Diller Field. The Raiders swept a doubleheader at Cashtown in late June by scores of 6-1 and 3-0, then turned away the Pirates 5-4 in the final week of the season to secure the top playoff seed.
Game one of the best-of-five series is Thursday at Diller Field at 6:00.
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