'Winner Take All' Time
With their backs against the proverbial wall, Cashtown remained cool. Starting pitcher D.J. Cool tossed a complete game two-hitter and helped his cause by driving in four runs as the defending champs staved off elimination with a 5-1 win Tuesday night at Diller Field. Hanover will now visit Cashtown Thursday night for a winner-take-all game five of the SPL championship. It is the first time the SPL championship series has gone to a deciding fifth game since 2008.
Cool got things started for the Pirates offense by drilling a two-run home run in the top of the first, and Chase King chased home another run with a single. Cool singled home another run in the fifth and brought in the Pirates' final tally on a bases loaded groundout in the seventh. Hanover was held hitless through five frames but broke up the no-hitter and the shutout when the Brothers Phillips hit back-to-back doubles in the sixth, with Mark driving in A.J. Michael Tempel led Cashtown's 11-hit attack with three singles out of the lead-off spot.
Game five on Thursday begins at 6:00.