News and Updates
Tanner Byers laced a 2-run single to right in the bottom of the seventh to push Biglerville past the Hanover Raiders by a 2-1 score Thursday night at Oakside Park. Byers threw a complete game to get the win, striking out four. Zack Rudisill accounted for three hits, including a double, for the Raiders, who outhit the Black Sox 6-3.
Hagerstown scored three runs in the top of the first and made it hold up as the Braves doubled up Cashtown 4-2. Will Grove got the win and Steven Ricketts the save for Hagerstown. Tyler Reinert and J.C. Collins each drove in a run for the Pirates. Chase King, Reinert, and Austin Kunkel combined to whiff 8 in a losing cause.
Littlestown scored nine runs in the first three innings to take command in their 10-3 win over homestanding Gettysburg. Justin Keith swatted a leadoff homer to spark the Dodgers. Joe Murren, Sam Wertz, Travis Inch, Blake DiPietro, and Keith all managed a pair of hits for Littlestown. Tyler Martin scored all three Gettysburg runs, and Dustin O'Brien drove him in twice.
New Oxford took an early lead, then withstood a seventh inning rally to hang on and beat Shippensburg 6-5. Shippensburg trailed by one and loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, but Jordan Arnold fanned the next two batters before inducing a game-ending groundout. Dan Shafer, Mitch Collins, and Joel Clabaugh had two hits apiece for the winners.
North Carroll defeated Brushtown 7-3 at the Brushtown Athletic Association diamond. No game details were reported.
Brushtown has made several schedule changes due to their home field not being available.
Shippensburg and Brushtown have agreed to play a DH this Sunday, June 28, at Shippensburg, in place of the single game on July 7.
The Bulldogs will also be moving their scheduled home game with Gettysburg on July 5 to Monday, July 6.
Logan Brewer belted a controversial 2-run walkoff home run to lift Biglerville past Cashtown 4-2 Tuesday night at Oakside. Noah Ayers picked up the win with three innings of scoreless relief.
Hanover's Blake Phillips struck out 8 batters over 5 innings and Bobby Taylor had two hits to lead the Raiders past Brushtown by a 6-1 score.
Final Scores from Sunday:
Cashtown 10, Gettysburg 0
Littlestown 12, Brusthtown 1
New Oxford 5, Biglerville 1
Shippensburg 7, North Caroll 0
Shippensburg 12, North Carroll 0
The South Penn League season got underway Saturday with Hagerstown and Hanover splitting a doubleheader at Diller Field.
In game one, league newcomer Hagerstown posted 5 runs in the top of the first to take an early lead and coasted to an 11-1 win in 5 innings. Austin Bulman went 3-for-3 and Tyler Erbin drove in three to lead the Braves. Zach Rudisill was 3-for-3 for the Raiders. Dylan Reid tossed three frames of 1-run ball to notch the win.
The Braves appeared on their way to the sweep, but Hanover staged an epic rally by scoring 5 runs in the top of the seventh to grab the lead and hung on for a 5-4 win. AJ Baadte got the win in relief for Hanover. Rudisill banged a 3-run triple during the pivotal rally. Hagerstown outhit Hanover 10-4 in the contest but left 14 men on base.
The SPL's opening weekend continues on Sunday with 4 matchups, including a doubleheader between North Carroll and the league's other newest member, Shippensburg.