A day after an emotional extra inning victory, Spring Grove's softball team had nothing left and Central York made the Rockets pay dearly.
The Panthers were clicking in all three phases of the game (pitching, hitting and defense) and defeated the Rockets, 14-0, in a mercy-rule shortened, five-inning game in YAIAA action Friday afternoon at Spring Grove.
"We just didn't bring it today," Spring Grove head coach Mark Hull said. "We have a nice lead in our division (YAIAA II) and maybe it's my fault that we were flat today. I told the girls they had no pressure.
"We have to move on from this and get ready for a tough game on Monday with Dallastown."
A large part of the problem for the Rockets was the pitching and hitting of Central York's Taylor Rohrbaugh.
The junior right-hander twirled a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and four walks, requiring 93 pitches to finish the outing. She also doubled twice and knocked in three runs.
"Taylor had a very good game today," Central head coach Barry Brenneman said. "She was good on the mound and with the bat."
Central York (9-1, 6-1 YAIAA I) scored a run in the top of the first when Rohrbaugh doubled home Kayla Resh, who had led off the game by reaching on an error.
A four-run rally in the top of the second broke the game open for the visitors as Angie Delise had a two-run double, Rohrbaugh supplied a run-scoring double to plate Delise and Rachel Butler drove in a run with a single.
The Panthers added two runs in the third before putting the game out of reach with a seven-run fourth. A rally that saw just three hits, but featured six walks by Rocket pitchers.
Delise, Resh and Ally Dziwis all worked bases-loaded walks, Jordyn Miller had an RBI double and Kelsey Shifflett beat out an infield single to plate a run in the rally.
"We want to be patient at the plate and not help their pitcher out by swinging at bad pitches," Brenneman said. "We had a good game and got our hits when we needed them.
"This was probably one of our better games so far this season."
Spring Grove (7-3, 5-2 YAIAA II) had a few chances early on, but came up empty as Rohrbaugh pitched out of danger in the first two innings.
In the first, Hayley Norton doubled with two down but was stranded following a strikeout, and after Rohrbaugh issued two walks in the second, she also ended that threat with a strikeout.
In addition to Rohrbaugh's two hits, Resh and Shifflett each had a pair of knocks to power the Panthers' 12-hit attack. Shifflett, Butler, Resh, Kyla Caruso and Haley Klunk each scored twice while Delise matched Rohrbaugh with three RBIs.
CENTRAL YORK 14, SPRING GROVE 0 (5)
Central York 142 70 -- 14 12 0
Spring Grove 000 00 -- 0 2 1
CY, Taylor Rohrbaugh and Ally Dziwis; SG, Kasey Bentley, Jenna Jacoby (4), Bentley (5) and Jayme Hoover. SO-BB -- Rohrbaugh 8-4; Bentley 2-6, Jacoby 1-2. W -- Rohrbaugh. L -- Bentley. 2B -- CY, Rohrbaugh 2, Angie Delise, Jordyn Miller, Dziwis; SG, Hayley Norton.