YORK — The York Parks and Recreation Department’s 14-year-old All-Star team got off to a rousing start in district tournament play at Lancaster.
The York all-stars were dominant in defeating Kershaw 15-4 in Saturday’s first-round action.
Will McSwain was the winning pitcher, with Dallas Honeycutt in relief in the final inning.
The York all-star squad put the bat on the ball in a huge way in the district tourney action. Caleb Clayton and Shandon Cobb led the hitting barrage, each with 3-for-3 performances at the plate.
Harrison Childers, Ryan Enniss and McSwain each finished with two hits for the game.
“We hit the ball well and Will gave us four strong innings on the mound,” head coach Chris Stephenson said.
“When you hit the ball and have strong starting pitching, you will win games”
While pleased with the York team’s overall performance, Stephenson lauded the play of Childers behind the plate. “Harrison had a solid game behind the plate,” said Stephenson. “He has a strong arm making the throw to second. Not many players can steal on him.”
Though the York stars had the upper hand for much of the game, Stephenson liked the way the game ended.
The game ended with shortstop Jaevian Matthews tossing the ball to second-baseman Peyton Stephenson, who turned the double play by nailing the Kershaw runner at first-base.
Due to Sunday’s rainout, the York team was scheduled to play two tournament games Monday.
“Monday could be an interesting day,” Stephenson said late Sunday, adding he is hopeful that the York all-stars would remain in the winner’s bracket. “This is a good group of players with the potential to make a run in postseason play.”
Due to the Enquirer-Herald’s early July 4th week deadline, results of the York team’s remaining games in Lancaster will appear in next week’s paper.