Chambersburg roundup: Trojan baseball team opens with win over Herd

Chambersburg 13, Carlisle 8: The Trojans jumped ahead with a four-run first inning, then put it away with six runs in the fifth in their non-league season opener Friday afternoon at Carlisle.

Greg Cunha

“For us, it was a big win to get untracked,” Chambersburg coach Scott Folmar said. “The guys picked each other up, and we should get some confidence from it.”

Greg Cunha had a big day for the Trojans, with 3 hits and 4 runs batted. Joey Maun also produced 3 hits — including a double and a triple — while Braden Zeger knocked in a pair of runs on 2 hits. Dru Bowling also delivered a two-run base hit.

Hunter Stevens started the game, but had control issues and left after 1 2/3 innings. Bryce Folmar came in and pitched the final 5 1/3 innings. He had 19 first-pitch strikes and allowed 9 hits.

Scott Folmar said, “Hunter just couldn’t find it — he threw 69 pitches — and Bryce came in and pounded the strike zone. We played very good defense (no errors, despite a strong wind). Kyle Nolan made a bare-handed play at third base and Bowling had a couple nice plays at shortstop.”

Elissa Gamby

Mechanicsburg 12, Chambersburg 4: Despite the score, Trojan coach Keara Allshouse was pleased with her team and how they played in a non-league defeat to the Wildcats.

“We got incredible goaltending by Emma Moschetti (8 saves) and excellent defense by Ellisa Gamby,” Allshouse said. “We now know what we need to work on for our next game. I’m very excited for the remainder of the season.”

For Chambersburg (0-1), Ridglee Flohr tallied 2 goals in her varsity debut, Emma Grimm scored one goal and so did Ashlyn Barton.

Mechanicsburg 7, Chambersburg 5: The game was tied 4-4 entering the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats pulled away to win the non-league season opener Friday night at Trojan Stadium.

For Chambersburg, Dom Marangoni scored 3goals and added a pair of assists, Brady Kunkleman had 2 goals and an assist and Sam Kunkleman assisted on a goal.

Kadyn Taylor

State College 4, Chambersburg 1: Very strong winds factored into play, but the Trojans and Little Lions still got their Mid Penn Commonwealth match in Friday, with State College taking the win.

Trojan coach Niko Mucci said, “It was definitely a crazy match with the wind, scattered gusts of 20-plus miles per hour. We got our first individual win of the season, which was great.”

At No. 2 singles, Kadyn Taylor and his opponent battled into the third set, with Taylor dropping the first set 6-3, then winning 6-4. In the tiebreaker, Taylor emerged with a 10-8 victory.

Sam Vessah had a close match at No. 1 singles, falling 6-2, 6-4. Chambersburg is 0-4 (0-2 MPC).