York 13-year-olds fall in all-stars

genegraham@comporium.netJuly 1, 2013 

— The York Parks and Recreation Department’s 13-year-old all-star team battled steady rainfall and a stout Lancaster all-star team in Sunday evening district tournament action at Optimist Park, with Lancaster prevailing 15-3.

Competing in the tournament with several key players on vacation, the York all-stars had their moments.

A case in point would be the fourth inning when the York bats came alive. After Tommy Crawford singled, Blake Adams ripped a double, sending Crawford across the plate.

Later in the inning, with a sizable crowd watching the game amid light rainfall, Dillon Brown singled, scoring Michael Dixon.

Playing before the home fans, the York team had a potential rally going in the fifth inning.

Thomas Caldwell drew a walk and Crawford singled. But it was not to be as Crawford and Caldwell were stranded at first and third to end the game.

After the game, head coach Glenn Adams said the York all-stars needed more consistency on the mound.

“We used a lot of pitchers tonight,” said Adams. “We hit the ball well but Lancaster was able to score runs without putting the ball in play. The key for our team to compete well in the district tournament is to throw strikes.”

Dale Percival of the York Parks and Recreation Department, who is the tournament coordinator, said the games were on schedule despite Sunday’s rainfall.

“The umpires will let the teams play in steady rain if there’s no lightning involved,” said Percival. “The tournament is moving along unless heavy rainfall or lightning comes our way.

Results of the York all-star team’s continued play in the round robin tournament will appear on the sports page of next week’s Enquirer-Herald. The weekly publication had an early July 4th week deadline.

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