Central Dauphin scored five runs in the bottom of the second, and Spring Grove spent the rest of the game chipping away at the lead with the help of four Rams errors. Two runs in the fourth cut the deficit to 5-3, and a run in the sixth brought the 12th-seeded Rockets to within 6-4. However, the Rams plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth to clinch the victory.
Central Dauphin will face top seed Lower Dauphin, a 9-2 winner over Conestoga Valley on Thursday, in one of Tuesday's semifinals. Spring Grove, the YAIAA Division II champion, ends its season with a 14-8 record.
at Garrett Park
CENT. DAUPHIN 10, SP. GROVE 4
Sp. Grove 001 201 0 -- 4 4 3
C. Dauphin 050 104 x -- 10 8 4
SG, Erika Heck and Jess Petchel; CD, Taylor Henry and Karly Boyer. W -- Henry. L -- Heck.
Class AA Quarterfinals
Kutztown 13, Littlestown 2 (5 innings): Kutztown scored seven runs in the first two innings and clinched the win in the fifth with six runs, of which the final two scored on Shannon Rothermel's double.
Meghan Donat, who alternated with teammate Jodi Weaknecht through the first three innings on the mound, got the win as the pair held Littlestown to one hit, a two-run double by Skye Ripple in the first inning.
The YAIAA Division III champion Thunderbolts end their season with a 13-8 record.
at Elizabethtown Park
KUTZTOWN 13, LITTLESTOWN 2
Littlestown 200 00 -- 2 1 2
Kutztown 340 06 -- 13 12 1
Lt, Alyson Schroeder and Skye Ripple; Kutz, Jodi Weaknecht, Meghan Donat (1), Weaknecht (3), Donat (3) and Shelby Schwoyer, Emily Lenhart (1). SO-BB -- Schroeder 2-5; Weaknecht 1-4, Donat 3-0. W -- Donat. L -- Schroeder. 2B -- Lt, Ripple; Kutz, Tessa Dorr, Meghan Donat, Shannon Rothermel.