18 YAIAA baseball, softball teams qualify for districts
Check out highlights from Central York's 8-1 league title win over Kennard-Dale at New Oxford High School on Wednesday. Central pitcher Courtney Coppersmith struck out 12 batters and walked none while giving up three hits.
Eight baseball teams and 10 softball teams from the YAIAA qualified for the District 3 tournaments, which begin next week.
Here's a rundown of the first-round matchups.
- No. 2 Dallastown (15-4) received a bye into the quarterfinals. On Thursday, the Wildcats will host the winner of No. 7 Cumberland Valley (13-7) vs. No. 10 Manheim Township (11-9).
- No. 9 Red Lion (13-6) will travel to No. 8 Central Dauphin (12-7) at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
- No. 14 Gettysburg (13-6) travels to No. 3 Cedar Cliff (15-5) at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
- No. 2 Susquehannock (16-4) received a first-round bye. The Warriors await the winner of Monday's first-round game between No. 10 West York (10-10) and No. 7 ELCO (15-5). That game is at 4:30 p.m. at ELCO.
- No. 6 Kennard-Dale (15-3) also received a first-round bye. The Rams take on No. 3 Berks Catholic (14-2) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals.
- No. 5 Biglerville (10-9) travels to No. 4 Susquenita (12-7) at 4:30 p.m. Monday for a first-round matchup.
- No. 2 York Catholic (10-7) travels to Fredericksburg at 4 p.m. to play No. 3 Kutztown (11-9) at Wenger Field.
- It's not a YAIAA team, but Christian School of York (9-4) snagged the No. 3 seed and will host No. 6 Conestoga Christian (5-7) at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
- No. 2 Central York (19-1) earned a first-round bye and awaits the winner of Tuesday's first-round game between No. 10 Dallastown (11-8) and No. 7 Warwick (13-6). Those teams play at 4:30 p.m. at Warwick.
- No. 5 Spring Grove (15-5) hosts No. 12 Garden Spot (11-8) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
- No. 13 New Oxford (12-8) travels to No. 4 Lower Dauphin (16-3) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
- No. 2 Kennard-Dale (14-2) will open in the quarterfinals at home Thursday against the winner of a play-in game between No. 10 West York (8-12) and No. 7 Northern Lebanon (12-8). That game is at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northern Lebanon.
- No. 4 Eastern York (14-5) hosts No. 5 Bishop McDevitt (13-7) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a quarterfinal.
- No. 4 Delone Catholic (13-4) hosts No. 5 Tulpehocken (14-6) in the first round at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
- No. 2 Fairfield (11-7) hosts No. 3 York Catholic (8-9) in a first-round semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.