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Brushtown hung with Gettysburg the entire game, but a 5-run sixth inning helped launch the Grays past the Bulldogs by a 14-7 score Wednesday night at Rec Park. Brushtown led 4-1 entering the third, but Gettysburg put six runs on the board in their half of the inning. Brushtown added three runs in the fifth to cut the gap to 9-7. Tyler Martin went 3-for-5 and Logan Carbaugh had 2 hits and 3 RBIs to lead Gettysburg's 13-hit attack. Chris Staub had 2 hits and 3 RBIs for Brushtown. Cory Rice got the win for the Grays by striking out 10 over 5 innings.
New Oxford staged a 3-run rally in the bottom of the sixth and then withstood a Hanover rally of their own in the seventh as the Twins defeated the Raiders 3-1 Tuesday at New Oxford High School. Two of the SPL's best squared off as Anthony Lippy and Andrew Burke toed the rubber to start this one. Clint Roche's RBI single that drove in Adam Smith in the third was the only damage against Lippy, but a high pitch count ended his night after four innings. Meanwhile, Burke allowed only one hit, a fifth inning single by Kevin McManama, before he was lifted after the fifth inning. New Oxford's sixth began with a Brady Topper walk, and a pair of sacrifice bunts yielded no outs as the Twins loaded the bases. Topper scored on a wild pitch before Joel Clabaugh flared a single to right to bring in Jeff Deveney with the go-ahead run. McManama followed with a sac fly for the final margin. The Raiders loaded the bases on a pair of walks and an infield error with two outs in the seventh, but Bob Taylor's hard line drive to center was gloved by Conrad Miller for the final out. Dan Shafer tossed three innings of shutout ball to nab the win for New Oxford.
In other South Penn action from Tuesday, Biglerville's Tyler Kime struck out seven over six innings in the Black Sox's 14-2 win over Brushtown at the Brushtown Athletic Association. Brandon Miller led the Sox offensive attack with three hits, while Paul Asper drove in three. Jake Beal added two hits and two RBIs.
Littlestown was a pitch away from garnishing a doubleheader split, but Austin Roth delivered a bases-loaded, two-out, full count single that drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in a thrilling 2-1 victory in game two of New Oxford's sweep of Littlestown Sunday at New Oxford High School. Down 1-0 in the seventh, Alex Emlet singled and Davey Zaminski walked. Two outs later, Larry Baumgardner was intentionally walked to get to Roth who snuck a grounder past a diving Sam Wertz for the walkoff. Jeff Deveney had three hits for New Oxford, which survived three errors, two of which put the Dodgers ahead in the top of the sixth. Jordan Arnold got the win with five innings of solid relief. In the opener, Conrad Miller's 3-run double was the big blow in a five-run second that staked the Twins to a 5-1 win. Will Tokarski allowed just two hits in the complete game win.
In other SPL action from the weekend, Cashtown clipped North Carroll 6-3 in game one of their scheduled double dip at Cashtown. The game was a slugfest as the teams combined for 23 hits, yet the game was knotted at just 2-2 entering the bottom of the sixth when Cashtown exploded for four runs. Michael Tempel had three hits to lead the Pirates, with teammates Ethan Ketterman, Robert Rohrbaugh, and Cody Smith chipping in two apiece. For North Carroll, Trevor Boring had three hits and Wade Group had two, with Elijah Wingate driving in a pair of runs. Game two of the doubleheader was tied at 0-0 with two outs in the bottom of the fifth when heavy rain halted the game. A decision on the final status of the game is forthcoming.
Biglerville and Brushtown were unable to play their doubleheader due to wet grounds. The teams will now play a single game this Tuesday, June 4, at Brushtown, and play two at Oakside on June 30 as part of the makeup.
From Saturday, Hanover swept Gettysburg at Rec Park, winning game one 5-1 and taking the nightcap 3-0. Austin Kibler went 3-for-3 at the dish in the opener for the Raiders. Alex Smith and Bob Taylor had two hits each. Tyler Null struck out six in the complete game effort. For Gettysburg, Troy Litten and Logan Carbaugh both had two hits, with Litten driving in the Grays lone run. Game two saw Kibler drive in a pair of runs with a second inning hit, and Mark Phillips homered just before the rains came. Beau Deatrick logged the five-inning shutout, allowing just four hits.
New Oxford blanked North Carroll 10-0 in six innings Saturday night. Matt Martin and Conrad Miller led the Twins offense with two hits each, with Miller driving in three. Jeff Deveney tossed five innings to pick up the victory on the mound.
Ethan Ketterman belted a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to give Cashtown a dramatic 5-3 win Friday night in a "home" game played at Littlestown's Memorial Field. Down 3-2 in the final inning, the Pirates were down to their last out when Robert Rohrbaugh singled and Chris Schachle doubled just before Ketterman's blast ended it. Ketterman had 4 RBIs and joined Rohrbaugh with two hits. Sam Wertz had three hits to lead Littlestown.
New Oxford and Gettysburg played to a 2-2 tie in eight innings Thursday at New Oxford High School before darkness set in. The Grays scored two in the top of the first on a pair of infield singles by Tyler Martin and Zach Koons followed by RBI groundouts from Logan Carbaugh and Cory Rice. The Twins trailed until the home half of the fifth when Larry Baumgardner singled and scored on Brady Topper's sac fly, and Jeff Deveney singled and was delivered home by Davey Zaminski's single. Baumgardner, Deveney, and Austin Roth had two hits each for the Twins.
Hanover and Biglerville were rained out. That game has been rescheduled for June 11 at Diller Field.
No results were received from the Brushtown at North Carroll contest.