Chambersburg roundup for 4/9


Chambersburg 17, Carlisle 12: The Trojans trailed 8-7 after two innings, then took a 14-10 lead after three, and never trailed again to beat the Herd in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Monday. The game got into the sixth inning before being halted and reverted back to the fifth.

The game was played with snow falling the entire game. The conditions helped contribute to 11 walks given up by Chambersburg pitching, 12 by Carlisle and numerous errors, wild pitches and passed balls.

“It was as miserable a day to play as I can remember,” Trojan coach Scott Folmar said. “It snowed the whole time until we started back … and it was cold. It felt like it was never going to end.”

Austin Kopp was the top hitter for Chambersburg (2-1, 2-1 MPC), going 2-for-5 with a double and 4 runs batted in.

Brady Stumbaugh tripled, drove in 3 runs and walked 3 times, Spencer Seaman had a hit and 3 RBIs, Luke Wetzel doubled and Brady Hughes (pictured above) was 2-for-3.

Bryson Byers was credited with the win. He threw the final 3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 runs while striking out 4.

Folmar said, “We had 17 runs but only 8 hits. But at least we got the win — it would have been a tough day to play and get a loss.”


Chambersburg 8, Carlisle 7: The Trojans rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over Carlisle on Monday.

Chambersburg (3-0, 3-0 MPC) fell behind 5-0 in the first inning, but freshman pitcher Mackenzie Stake came on in relief and allowed the Thundering Herd only two unearned runs over 6 innings, on 4 hits and 6 strikeouts.

“She was fantastic,” Trojan coach Chris Skultety said. “She kept us in the game. The runs they got off of her came on dropped fly balls.”

By the seventh inning, Chambersburg had chipped away at the lead and trailed 7-5. Brooklyn Miller got the rally started by crushing a home run, then the Trojans loaded the bases with a bunting game and a walk to Alexis Estep tied the game. Molly Keefer then scored the game-winner on a wild pitch.

Skultety said, “We are very young and we’ve dug ourselves some big holes, but we pulled it out. They never get down and they just keep battling.”

Chambersburg had 4 players pick up a pair of hits — Taylor Myers and Estep were 2-for-3, Miller was 2-for-4 and Kara Neidigh was 2-for-5. Estep had 3 RBIs and Myers and Haiden Brookens each had 2.


Chambersburg 3, Spring Grove 1: The Trojans snapped a 3-match losing skid by handling Spring Grove in a non-league match Monday, with games of 25-12, 25-14, 22-25 and 25-13.

Chambersburg coach Paul Schlabach said, “Steve Swain had a big night, with 11 kills, an ace and 7 digs. One of our liberos was injured over the weekend, and our second libero, Wes Newman, really stepped up and did a great job. He ended up with 27 digs and an ace.”

Also for the Trojans (2-3), Trey Stepler had 13 kills and Josiah Picard had 11, Picard made 12 digs and Jaylen Thomas made 4 blocks.