Chambersburg rdp 5/2: 6 straight for boys lax; softball crushes CV

Andrew Shetter

Andrew Shetter

Chambersburg 11, Bishop McDevitt 10: The Trojans surrendered two goals in the final minute of play, but held off the Crusaders to capture their sixth straight Mid Penn victory Thursday night at Trojan Stadium.

“We did play a little sloppy in the last minute or so, but we’ll take our sixth straight going into Carlisle on Monday,” Chambersburg coach Paul Flohr said.

Nash Bothe helped the Trojans (8-6, 4-2 MPC) win the face-off game over McDevitt (8-7), 16-8, picked up 11 ground balls and added a goal.

Flohr said, “We had a big face-off and ground ball day by Nash again, plus his goal. Andrew Shetter, for the second night in a row, did a great job on the other team’s best attackmen.”

Thomas Elia had a fine game in the midfield with three goals and two assists. Austin Brookens posted two goals, while Grayson Hopple, Klein Burkholder, Dom Marangoni and Ben Melego each had a goal, and Haden Ocker, Hopple and Burkholder added assists.

Ocker earned six ground balls and goalie Angel Santos made 14 saves.

Sara Washabaugh

Sara Washabaugh

Chambersburg 14, Cumberland Valley 2: Sara Washabaugh clubbed a grand slam in the third inning to open up a big lead and the Trojans cruised to a five-inning win over the Eagles in a Mid Penn Commonwealth road matchup Thursday.

Washabaugh was 2-for-3 and drove in five runs. It was her second homer of the season.

“Without a doubt, Sara’s grand slam was the big hit and lifted the weight off our shoulders,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “We were up 4-1 with one out, but it looked like we might not score again after an out and two strikes on her.

“But she hit a bomb to dead center to make it 8-1 and we just kept rolling from there.”

The Trojans (13-4, 9-2 MPC), got a 3-for-4 day with three stolen bases from Taylor Myers. Brooklyn Miller and Kirsten Johnson each had two RBIs and Haley Privett and Alyssa Brechbill (triple) also had runs knocked in.

Skultety said, “The girls responded well to the ‘mental’ practice we had yesterday. We made some good adjustments with our heads today and hit well. Our speed was a big factor, too (7 steals in the first 3 innings).”

Mackenzie Stake had a good game in the circle as well, giving up just five hits and one earned run in her five innings of work. She walked four and fanned five.

The Eagles are 5-9 (4-7 MPC). With Central Dauphin’s 1-0 loss to Mifflin County, Chambersburg is back in a tie with the Rams for first place in the division.

Brady Hughes

Brady Hughes

Cumberland Valley 8, Chambersburg 3: The Eagles avenged an earlier loss to the Trojans by breaking a 2-2 tie with four runs in the top of the fourth inning on the way to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Thursday at Greene Township Park.

Chambersburg (1-16, 1-10 MPC) tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the third when two runs scored on a CV error.

Brady Hughes was 2-for-4 and drove in the other run for the Trojans. Elijah Snyder, Aaden Newman and Mason Yeager had the team’s other hits.

Yeager went the first four innings and took the loss, allowing nine hits and six earned runs. Ty Banach was 4-for-4 for the Eagles (6-7, 6-5 MPC).