A three-run home run by Zach Brent in the fifth inning gave the Danville baseball team a lead it wouldn’t give up in beating Loyalsock, 5-1, in a Heartland crossover game Monday.
Danville (4-4) held Loyalsock, the defending PIAA Class AA champion, to one run on seven hits with Zach Kozick going the distance against the Lancers (4-3), striking out six.
“That was a huge win for our program,” Danville coach Devin Knorr said.
Central Columbia 7,
ALMEDIA — The Blue Jays scored all seven of their runs in the final two innings to come back and take the HAC crossover win. Kyle Leitzel led Shikellamy (5-5) with a 4-for-4 day at the plate.
Line Mountain 10,
Halifax 9 (8 innings)
MANDATA — The Eagles outslugged the Wildcats to take the Tri-Valley League win. Cory Warford and Colton Gaw drove in three runs apiece for Line Mountain (7-1, 5-0 TVL).
MIDDLEBURG — Led by a nine-strikeout day from pitcher Hunter Shuff, the Mustangs held the Green Dragons to just five hits to pick up the HAC crossover win. Shuff added to his cause by going 2-for-3 for Midd-West (8-1).
Upper Dauphin 15,
Lancaster CD 0 (5 inn.)
LANCASTER — The Trojans blasted three home runs in cruising to the TVL win. Mac Ney had the big blow with a three-run homer in the third inning for Upper Dauphin (8-1, 6-0 TVL).
Greenwood 1 (5 inn.)
MILLERSBURG — A 3-for-3 day by Connor Keim included a double, two triples and two RBIs as the Indians took the TVL win. Millersburg improves to 6-4, 6-2 in league play.
Line Mountain 10,
MANDATA — A four-run fourth inning made a big lead for the Eagles insurmountable in the nonleague win over the Ironmen.
Joelle Snyder went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored for Line Mountain. Lesley Fritz went 2-for-3 for Danville (2-6).
MIDDLEBURG — Adrianne Gesselman struck out 11 batters, but the Wildcats took advantage of five errors to beat the Mustangs in the nonleague matchup. Midd-West falls to 2-8.