In the first at bat of the game, Kennard-Dale's Joey Thomas stepped up and delivered a leadoff home run to kick the Rams offense into gear as his team cruised to the 12-2 win in five innings.
Thomas finished the game going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with four runs scored and an RBI. His teammate Ben Lowe had two hits and three RBIs.
Here's a look at other top performers Thursday from around the YAIAA.
Gettysburg’s Michael Tempel went 5-for-5 with two runs scored in the Warriors’ 8-0 win over Littlestown. ...Central York's Joe Kroeger hit a line drive to right field to drive in Alex Myers in the bottom of the seventh for the Panthers walk-off win, 3-2 over Spring Grove. In the fifth inning, Kroeger tied the game with a home run. ...Biglerville’s Chase Long went the distance in the Canners' five-inning win over Fairfield 12-2. Long struck out seven batters. Tyler Weikert had two hits, three RBIs and three runs scored.
Kennard-Dale's Maddie Day and Emmie Dressel each scored five goals to lead the Rams to the 16-11 win over York Catholic in the YAIAA championship game. Dressel added two assists and Day had one. York Catholic's Lindsey China had five goals.
Katelyn Frock picked up a three-inning no-hitter for Littlestown in the 19-0 win over Bermudian Springs. Amanda Dyson had a strong game at the plate, going 2-for-2 with 5 RBIs and two runs scored. ...Dallastown's Jaelynn Harbold threw a no-hitter in the Wildcats' three-inning, 19-0 win over New Oxford. Lyndee Anders had a double and two triples for Dallastown, while Harbold also had a double. ...West York's Jossalin Shipley collected her 100th career hit against the Warriors.
Dallastown's Aaron Ward drilled 17 kills and recorded 10 digs to lead the Wildcats to the sweep of Lower Dauphin (25-11, 25-14, 30-28).
York Catholic's Eli Doyle had a hat trick and three assists as the Fighting Irish won the YAIAA championship 16-10 over Red Lion. Luke Brennan and Tanner Yanick each chipped in with four goals apiece for York Catholic.
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