Conestoga and Christopher Dock each had leads disappear in the bottom of the seventh inning and were eliminated from the PIAA state baseball playoffs yesterday.
scored two runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings to rally for a 4-3 triumph over
in the Class AAAA quarterfinals in Hershey, Pa.
Conestoga (18-8) had taken a 3-0 lead in the third inning as Garrett Dissen went 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
In the seventh, Cody Dolon and Colton Stover each had two-out RBI singles to advance District 6 champion Central Mountain to the state semifinals Monday.
"We couldn't put them away early," Conestoga coach John Vogan said. "We left seven runners on base in the first three innings. There's your game."
Julian Anapolsky pitched the first five innings for the Pioneers.
Conestoga 102 000 0 - 3 5 0
Central Mountain 000 002 2 - 4 8 1
WP: Curtis Harpster. LP: Garrett Dissen. 2B: C-Garrett Dissen.
Spring-Ford 3, Red Land 2 -
Rich Guthridge's home run in the top of the eighth inning was the game-winner for Spring-Ford, which held on to clip Red Land in Class AAAA at Muhlenberg.
The Rams (18-9) had five hits, and pitcher Jason Ferrie threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts, putting Spring-Ford in Monday's semifinals against Hempfield.
State Class A.
Despite piling up 10 hits and 12 runs,
's bid for its third state title in four years ended with a 13-12 quarterfinal loss to
(16-9) at Muhlenberg.
The District 1 champion Pioneers (18-6) built leads of 8-2 and 11-6, but gave up three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
In the seventh, Tyler Shover, who homered earlier, singled in a run, Matt Spiegel's fielder's choice plated the tying run, and winning pitcher Michael Frankenfield slapped the game-winning RBI single up the middle.
Christopher Dock's balanced attack included Ryan Seiz, Brandon Reichert, Andy Richter, Nathan Reichert and Bryce Frankenfield (two hits) with two RBIs apiece.
Christopher Dock 008 030 1 - 12 10 3
Camp Hill 020 431 3 - 13 14 2
WP: Michael Frankenfield. LP: Galen Halteman. 2B: CD-Ryan Seiz, Drew Mininger. HR: CH-Tyler Shover.
Kelly Schymanski, a junior who became
Owen J. Roberts
' No. 1 pitcher this season, broke the school record for strikeouts in a career during the Wildcats' 8-3 state Class AAAA playoff win over
Schymanski, who missed part of last season with a broken arm, fanned eight batters to boost her total to 248, topping Kelsey Schultz's' mark of 241 strikeouts set last year.
The Wildcats' No. 3 hitter, Schymanski also had a two-run single in a four-run fifth inning and an RBI single in a four-run seventh, putting OJR in the semifinals on Monday against Hatboro-Horsham.
Maria Benzenhafer, the No. 9 hitter, added two hits and two runs scored, and Megan Hodgson knocked in a run.
Delaware Valley 000 003 0 - 3 7 2
Owen J. Roberts 000 040 4 - 8 10 1
WP: Kelly Schymanski. LP: Eavan Matz.
PIAA STATE CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP
At HersheyPark Stadium:
Central Bucks West vs. Central Dauphin, 7