Greencastle-Antrim 3, Shippensburg 1: Thanks to one swing of the bat by Andrew Kerns, the Blue Devils came out on top of a pitchers’ duel against the Greyhounds in a Mid Penn Colonial game Tuesday afternoon.
Darren Kline led off the top of the second inning against Shippensburg pitcher Tucker Chamberlin and drew a walk, followed by a single from Aidan Grudzinski. Kerns then unloaded a three-run home run to left to put G-A ahead for good..
Kerns was also the starting pitcher for Greencastle (6-1, 4-1 MPC) and was sailing along with a three-hit shutout into the sixth and struck out the first two batters. But a hit batter, a single by Erby Weller and another hit batter loaded the bases.
He then gave up an RBI single to Nathan Beam on a grounder to deep short, but Logan Layton relieved and got the final four outs for a save. Layton had three strikeouts and Kerns racked up eight and they walked only one batter between them.
For Ship (4-3), Chamberlin allowed just five hits — one a double by Logan Horst — walked three and fanned 11.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Greencastle-Antrim 87, Boiling Springs 63: A trio of girls did some heavy lifting on the track to help the Blue Devils defeat the Bubblers in a Mid Penn Colonial meet Tuesday at Kaley Field.
Avery Parks won the 100 (16.8) and 300 hurdles (43.3), Claire Coons was victorious in the 100 (12.6), 200 (26.4) and 400 (1:00.7), and Claire Paci took the 800 (2:23.5) and 1600 (5:20.5). In addition, all three, plus Isabella Weaver, were on the winning 4 x 400 relay team (4:18.8).
In the field, Karleigh Bubeck was a double winner for Greencastle (2-0, 2-0 MPC), taking the long jump with an effort of 17-3 and the triple jump in 33-7.
Also earning wins were Olivia Winslow (high jump, 4-8), Jessica Redos (shot put, 30-8) and Madison Kirkwood (javelin, 99-11).
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Greencastle-Antrim 113, Boiling Springs 37: The Blue Devils captured first place in 15 events and rolled to a Mid Penn Colonial win over the Bubblers on Tuesday at Kaley field.
Weber Long continued his strong running, taking first in the 800 in a stadium record time of 1:58.3, and winning the 1600 in 4:35.6.
Other double winners for Greencastle (2-0, 2-0 MPC) were Luke Montedoro (110 hurdles in 16.2, 300 hurdles in 41.5), and Levi Bingaman (long jump in 21-6, triple jump in 39-7).
Sam Eberhardt took the shot put (40-7), Jackson Wright won the high jump (5-8), Ethan Shank was the pole vault winner (10-6), David Niebauer won the 100 in 11.4, Tavon Cooper was first in the 200 in 23.4, Seth Stouffer won the 400 in 52.8 and Dalton Noblit took the 3200 in 10:32.2.
In addition, Niebauer, Nathan Kirkwood, Garrett Keener and Cooper won the 4 x 100 in 45.0, and Long, Stouffer, Kirkwood and Caden Hudson won the 4 x 400 in 3:38.1.