YAIAA top performers, May 9: Four no-hitters
Hits were hard to come by on the YAIAA diamonds on Monday as three individuals and one tandem each put up a no-hitter.
Two of the no-nos were in baseball. Dallastown's Nick Parker tossed a no-hitter to help the Wildcats seal up Division I with a 10-0 victory in six innings against rival Central York. Parker issued eight strikeouts and two walks.
Also, Susquehannock's Conor Miller struck out nine with one walk in the Warriors' 4-0 shutout of Dover.
The others came in the softball circle. Delone Catholic's Cassie Rickrode not only tossed a no-hitter, but she also hit a home run in the Squirettes 10-0, six-inning win against Hanover. Rickrode struck out 10 batters in the win.
And Biglerville's Katie McCauslin and Jordan Miller combined on a three-inning, 15-0 no-hitter against York Catholic.
Here's a look at the rest of the top performers from around the YAIAA.
Dallastown freshman Holden Koons became the first freshman in at least 26 years to win a District 3 Class AAA singles crown, knocking off Manheim Township's Griffin Clark in straight sets to take home gold. The last YAIAA player to do it was Dallastown's Billy Heird in 2006.
Colby Shimmel struck out 11 in a two-hit shutout as Eastern York beat Littlestown, 2-0, in a key Division III game. Coupled with Gettysburg's win against York Suburban, the win gave the Golden Knights a share of the division title. ... Gettysburg's Ethan Ketterman hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Warriors an important victory over against Suburban. ... Austin Reusing went 4-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored in South Western's 12-4 win against New Oxford. ... Alex Raymond went 4-for-5 with three RBIs in Northeastern's 14-8 win against West York. ... York Catholic also clinched a share of the Division III title with a 7-4 win against Biglerville.
Alex Neiderer had 20 kills in New Oxford's come-from-behind, five-set win against Red Land. The Colonials trailed 2-0 before rallying for the win. John Wessel added 15 kills and 10 blocks in the win while Kameron Weinberg had 39 assists.
Kelsie Dews went 4-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and four runs scored in Littlestown's 16-5 win against Eastern York. Teammate Kaitlin Yealy went 4-for-4 with three triples and two RBIs. ... Maddy Staub tossed a one-hitter, leading Susquehannock to the Division II title with a 9-0 win against second-place Dover. ... Kira Hall went 3-for-3 with a home run, triple and four RBIs in Spring Grove's 9-3 win against Red Lion.
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