Trojan softball team hangs on to beat CV, 8-6


Chambersburg catcher Sam Paetow throws to first base to throw out a Cumberland Valley runner during the Trojans’ 8-6 victory (photo by Darby Sells).


NEW KINGSTOWN — Chambersburg scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning and held off Cumberland Valley 8-6 in a Mid Penn Commonwealth softball game Thursday afternoon at CV.

“It was a good win with several valuable lessons to learn for our young team,” Trojan coach Chris Skultety said. “It was a big win for us in a close game. We needed to see who could and couldn’t handle a pressure situation in a close game.”

Alyssa Brechbill continued her recent tear, going 4-for-4 for the second straight game, with four singles and three stolen bases.

Sam Paetow, Katelin Secrist and Abby Newman each had two hits. Secrist hit a two-run double in the seventh inning and Newman belted a solo home run to lead off the sixth and singled in the seventh.

Erin Pattillo, Kenzie Boyd and Paetow also knocked in runs for the Trojans (4-0, 4-0 MPC), who face a showdown with Central Dauphin at home on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Mackenzie Stake got the pitching win, giving up six hits and three earned runs while walking five and fanning eight.

Skultety said, “Mack was very good early, but seemed to tire a little late. With so few games played, she is working on her stamina.

“The lessons we learned today were not scoring after loading the bases with no outs in the first inning, and not putting a good team away when we had a chance.”

Mackenzie Kohler of Chambersburg (9) slides safely into second base after a wild pitch. The Trojans picked up an 8-6 win over Cumberland Valley on Thursday (photo by Darby Sells).