The District 3 softball playoffs are here. These are the players to watch.

Dan Sostek Matt Allibone Pat Huggins
Chambersburg Public Opinion

The District 3 softball tournaments get underway with the first round on Tuesday, May 25. 

Championship games for 3A to 6A will be held Thursday, June 3. Class 2A and 1A will be Tuesday, June 1. 

Here's who won in 2019.

CLASS 6A: Central Dauphin

CLASS 5A: Twin Valley

CLASS 4A: Eastern York

CLASS 3A: Kutztown

CLASS 2A: Susquenita

CLASS 1A: Millersburg

Here are players to watch from York, Adams, Franklin and Lebanon counties during the 2021 tournament: 

Mackenzie Stake, Chambersburg

Stake has been an elite pitcher in the Mid-Penn since her freshman season, and is wrapping up a great career as a Trojan leading Chambersburg to a No. 2 seed in 6A. She'll be relied on heavily to get her team back to the title game for the first time since the Trojans won the district tournament in 2016.

Cierra Bender, Shippensburg

Bender has been a do-it-all star for the Greyhounds this year, tossing shutouts and launching homers are season. She finished the season with a 14-5 record on the mound and a .588 average with seven homers.

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Central York pitcher Ava Beamesderfer helped the Panthers earn the fourth seed in the District 3 Class 6A tournament.

Ava Beamesderfer, Central York

The sophomore is the top pitcher for a Central York team that is 16-4 and fourth in District 3 Class 6A. She’s also a capable hitter. In a recent game against New Oxford, she gave up just two earned runs in seven innings and went 3-for-4.

Emma Keller, Central York

The senior captain plays catcher for the Panthers and also hits second in the team’s lineup. She’s a leader on a team that hopes to reach the District 3 title game after coming up short its last appearance in 2018.

Shauna Stotler, Dallastown

 The senior hits cleanup for a Wildcats team that is 15-5 and ranked fifth in District 3 Class 6A. She’s hit multiple home runs this season, including a grand slam in a win over Red Lion. She’s will play collegiately for Cabrini.

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Ashton Crump and Dallastown are seeded fifth in 6A heading into the District 3 tournament.

Ashton Crump, Dallastown

She’s another power hitter capable of hitting home runs and driving in RBIs. She’s also a pitcher who’s thrown complete games this season.

Jordyn Resetar, South Western

 The catcher is a dominating force in the middle of the Mustangs lineup. The Division II Southern New Hampshire commit had three home runs in a win over York Suburban. She also went 3-for-4 with a homer in a win over Central York.

South Western's Emalee Reed has been the primary hurler for a Mustangs team that is 16-0 and ranked third in District 3 Class 5A.

Emalee Reed, South Western

 The junior is a strong pitcher and hitter for the Mustangs. She’s been the primary hurler for a Mustangs team that is 16-0 and ranked third in District 3 Class 5A. In a win over Central York, she had 14 strikeouts and also had three hits. She’s had numerous games with double-digit strikeouts this season.

Brooke Ashenfelter, Kennard-Dale

The senior infielder is a Division I UMass Lowell commit. She anchors the middle of the lineup for a Rams team that is 18-2 and ranked second in District 3 Class 4A.

Carly Vaughan, Kennard-Dale

The sophomore is another strong hitter capable of hitting for power and racking up multiple hits in a game. Kennard-Dale’s offense has been dominant this season with double digit runs scored in 16 of its 18 wins.

Morgan Estes, Eastern York

The junior is the primary hitter and also a strong hitter for an Eastern York team that is 13-5 and No. 7 in District 3 Class 4A. In a win over Bermudian Springs this season, she went 2-for-4 while tossing a shutout with eight strikeouts.

Chelsey Stonesifer, Littlestown

The sophomore is the main pitcher and leadoff hitter for a Bolts team that is 15-5 and ranked second in District 3 Class 3A. In a win over rival Bermudian Springs this season, she struck out 10 in a complete game effort and picked up three hits. She also has home run power.

Northern Lebanon's Summer Bohr has led the VIkings to berths in the Lancaster-Lebanon League and District 3 playoffs.

Summer Bohr, Northern Lebanon

The heart-and-soul leader of the Vikings, Bohr, a third baseman, is a four-year starter for the Vikings, who has had a superb senior season, leading the Vikings to a second place finish in Section 3 and Lancaster-Lebanon  League and District 3 4A playoff berths despite the tragic death of head coach Ed Spittle midway through the season.

Among her on-field highlights was a 5-for-5 5-RBI performance in a win vs. Cocalico in April.

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Viking lead off hitter Autumn Bohr hits one up the middle that is snagged by Elco;s pitcher Cate Liskey.

Autumn Bohr, Northern Lebanon

Summer's younger sister, Autumn, NL's junior center fielder, is also a standout with the bat and the glove and the Vikes' second most-experienced player.

There is plenty of young talent on the team, and with the Bohr sisters leading the way, the team has been able to reach its potential and weather any storms that have come up.

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Junior catcher Samantha Krahling has the Cougars back in the district playoffs. Palmyra is ranked No. 16 in Class 5A.

Samantha Krahling, Palmyra

The junior catcher has led a young team back to the postseason both with her bat and her play behind the plate.

After a standout freshman year, Krahling, who played shortstop that year, committed to play Division I softball at Rutgers before her junior season even began. She's a major talent and may end up being the best softball player Lebanon County has ever produced.

Palmyra pitcher Mollie White has struck out 10 or more hitters in numerous games this season.

Mollie White, Palmyra

White has emerged as Palmyra's ace pitcher as a sophomore, and has struck out 10 or more hitters in numerous games.

Along with batterymate Krahling, a major reason Palmyra is headed back to districts.

Grace Renninger, Annville-Cleona

A senior pitcher and infielder, Renninger has been one of the keys to A-C's  return to districts and will continue her softball career in college at Penn State Abington.

Alyssa Ulrich, Annville-Cleona

Ulrich, a senior third baseman, leads the A-C offense from the clean-up spot, where she provides both power and run production.