Despite changing head coaches and losing the league's player of the year last season, Central York remains a title contender.


The Central York and Penn Manor District 3 Class 6A semifinal softball game was suspended Tuesday because of rain. 

The umpire waved players off the field in the top of the third inning during a steady rain, and umpires suspended the game moments later after meeting with managers and coaches from both teams.

The game will resume with Penn Manor leading, 3-2, in the top of the third with two outs. The game is scheduled to resume at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hershey High School's field.

Central is attempting to return to the district championship game for the first time since it won the program's last title in 2005. 

Penn Manor struck for three runs in the top of the first, with the big hit coming from the Comets' No. 5 hitter Morgan Yingling. She doubled to center field, and a throwing error allowed the Comets to score a second run on the play. 

Both pitchers and fielders seemed bothered by the damp conditions, with both sides committing first-inning errors in the misting rain. 

Central York struck back in the bottom of the first innings, scoring two runs. Erin Cabry reached on a throwing error and advanced to second. A walk and Briannah Dobson's two-run double allowed Central to cut the deficit to one.  

Central had other chances, but Penn Manor pitcher Brittany Hook worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the second and used a line-out, double play to work out of another jam in the first inning. 

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