Loyalsock returns to PIAA Class AA baseball championship

Defending state champion Loyalsock returned to the PIAA Class AA baseball championship with a 4-3 victory over Neumann-Goretti of District 12 in the semifinals Monday at Northern York High School in Dillsburg.

The Lancers used a rundown between third and home to record the final out on the same at-bat where Neumann-Goretti pulled within 4-3 on an outfield hit.

Loyalsock will play Martinsburg Central, the District 6 champion, at 10:30 Friday morning at Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Central beat District 10’s Northwestern, 14-2, in the other semifinal.

Loyalsock won last year’s PIAA title, 5-4 over Beaver.