G-A roundup: Blue Devils win thriller in softball

Greencastle-Antrim 12, Boiling Springs 11: Trailing 11-7 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, the Blue Devils brought five runs across the plate to pull out a wild Mid Penn Colonial victory Tuesday afternoon over the Bubblers.

Abbi Cunningham

“The girls showed what they’re made of,” G-A coach Mark DeCarli said. “I hope this is a turnaround for them, and maybe we can kick-start the rest of the season.”

DeCarli said his players were patient, got a couple of walks and hits and tied the score with two outs. Abbi Cunningham was on second base and Bailee Martin-Irving hit a single up the middle. Cunningham took off for home and managed to slide around the catcher to score the winning run.

Adrianna Beeler was 3-for-4 with two doubles and drove in four runs for Greencastle (4-3, 4-3 MPC). Martin-Irving had three RBIs and Cunningham was 2-for-4 and brought in two runs.

DeCarli said, “We were up 7-2 (after four innings) and then we made some errors — we’ve averaged six errors per game. We’re not helping our pitchers. If we get cleaned up we’ll be much better.”

Carter Reid

Greencastle-Antrim 8, Boiling Springs 0: The Blue Devils were locked in a scoreless tie until they scored eight times in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday afternoon to take a Mid Penn Colonial verdict over the Bubblers.

Caiden Smith and Austin Wyand each belted a triple that brought in runs during the big inning, Carter Reid hit an RBI single and Logan Layton crushed a two-run home run, his third dinger of the season. Brady Diller and Darren Kline also drove in runs in the seventh.

Layton was in a pitchers’ duel with Boiling Spring Springs ace Charlie White until his team exploded. Layton allowed two hits and struck out 12 in the first six innings, then Reid entered in the bottom of the seventh and set the Bubblers down 1-2-3 for a save.

Greencastle is 8-2 (6-1 MPC). Layton is now 3-1 and Reid earned his third save.

Nathan Kirkwood

Shippensburg 76, Greencastle-Antrim 74: The Greyhounds won the 4 x 400 relay to end the meet and slip past the Blue Devils for a Mid Penn Colonial win Tuesday afternoon.

For Greencastle (2-1, 2-1 MPC), Weber Long picked up three individual wins — in the 800 (1:59.5), 1600 (4:48.2) and 3200 (10:38.0) and anchored the winning 4 x 800 relay.

Luke Montedoro earned wins in the hurdles races, running 16.3 in the 110 and 41.70 in the 300.

Also taking wins for the Blue Devils were Nathan Kirkwood (long jump, 20-9), Ethan Shank (pole vault, 11-0), Gavin Davidson (javelin, 144-1) and the 4 x 100 relay.

For Shippensburg, Isaiah Houser ripped off wins in the 100 (11.10), 200 (22.80) and 400 (52.10) and anchored the meet-winning relay team that was timed in 3:28.7.

Claire Coons

Shippensburg 80, Greencastle-Antrim 70: The Blue Devils won 11 of the 18 events, but the Greyhounds racked up more seconds and thirds and won all three relays to upend G-A in a Mid Penn Colonial meet Tuesday.

Greencastle (2-1, 2-1 MPC) came up with a pair of triple winners — Claire Coons and Claire Paci. Coons won the 100 (12.6), 200 (26.30) and 400 (1:01.4), while Paci took care of the 800 (2:23.1), 1600 (5:39.8) and 3200 (12:41.9).

Also for G-A, Jessica Redos won the shot put (29-0), Kelsey Creager took the shot put (83-11) and Madison Kirkwood was first in the javelin (100-10).

For Shippensburg, Jillian Sydnor ran second to Coons in the 100 and her 12.7 time equaled the school record.