On an action-packed Thursday night of YAIAA sports, Dover’s Koleman Hoffman had a strong performance for the Eagles. Hoffman had 24 kills for Dover as they opened the 2016 season with a win against West York in four games.
That was only one of the spotlight-worthy performances from Thursday night. Here are the rest of the day's top performers.
Susquehannock’s Joey McDonnell swept the distance events (800, 1,600 and 3,200) in the Warriors’ 85-65 win against Kennard-Dale. ... Gettysburg’s Genesis Mercedes took first place in the 100, 400 and high jump in the Warriors' win against Northeastern. ... In Dallastown, the Wildcats got three wins apiece from Taylor Forrester (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump) and Lillian Cook (javelin, shot put, discus), and Biglerville’s Ben Hurda tossed 179 feet, 7 inches in the javelin throw.
Littlestown's Brady Topper went 3-for-4 with two doubles, four RBIs and a home run as the Thunderbolts shut out Hanover 13-0 in five innings.
Emily Lanahan and McKenzie Somers had big performances for Littlestown in Thursday's 15-0 win against Hanover. Lanahan went 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs. Somers had a three-run homer and pitched three innings with seven strikeouts. ... Over at West York, Leah Jameson went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, and Paige Weekly went 3-for-4 with a home run to edge New Oxford, 12-11. ... Dover’s Taylor Lamparter pitched a complete game, striking out 10 batters and walking two, and Cassandra Root went 2-for-4 and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth to beat South Western, 6-1.
Kennard-Dale kept up its torrid scoring pace with a 22-9 win against Red Lion, led by Emmie Dressel (six goals, four assists), as well as Maddie Day and Claire Gamache, who each put up four goals and two assists. ... New Oxford's Braxtin Reddinger scored seven of her team's eight goals in a win vs. West York. ... York Catholic's Lindsey China put six goals and two assists to keep the Irish undefeated.
South Western’s Nick Raynor recorded his 664th career save, setting a new team record, in the Mustangs' 14-7 loss to Susquehannock. The previous team record was 658 saves. ... Red Lion’s Jac Gemmill and Sam Emig scored five goals apiece in the Lions 18-1 win against Kennard-Dale.
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