Chambersburg roundup: Softball team scores often in win over Patriots

Chambersburg 17, Red Land 2: The Trojans took care of the Patriots in three innings in a Mid Penn Commonwealth matchup at Norlo Park on a chilly Thursday afternoon.

Kenzie Boyd

“It was cold and windy, but we didn’t let it affect us, like it did Red Land,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “It was a good team win.

“Kenzie Boyd had a really good day at the plate and on base. We got a nice contribution from freshman Saleen Null at the bottom of the order — she swung it well.”

Boyd was 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored and Null was 2-for-2 with a double and three runs batted in.

Also for the Trojans (6-1, 6-1 MPC), Mackenzie Kohler drove in two runs and Alyssa Brechbill hit a double. Mackenzie Stake earned the win, striking out three and walking three, and allowing one earned run in her three innings of hitless pitching.

Chambersburg scored six runs in the first inning, six more in the second and five in the third.

Chambersburg 3, Carlisle 1: The Trojans came up short in Game 1, 25-22, but rallied to win the final three games over the Thundering Herd and earn a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory Thursday evening in Carlisle.

Camden Etter

Chambersburg (7-3, 5-3 MPC) took wins of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-13 to wrap up the win.

Camden Etter had a phenomenal game at the net for the Trojans, collecting 11 kills on 12 attempts. Riley Laite racked up 10 kills, Kyle Ganoe had 8 and Luke Pogue added 7. Laite led with 2 block kills.

The serving leaders were Jackson Stahl with 17, Etter and Ganoe with 15 each and Pogue with 12. Etter, Laite and Ganoe each had 2 aces.

Chambersburg coach Marta Helfrick said, “We had a slow start to the match tonight, but we were able to finish strong. It was a good team effort to get a bounce-back win.”

Bryce Folmar

Red Land 10, Chambersburg 0: Patriots pitcher Christian Lubic held the Trojans to just two hits and no runs in a six-inning Mid Penn Commonwealth win Thursday afternoon in Lewisberry.

Blaine Wilson held powerful Red Land to just two runs over the first three innings, but it scored six runs in the fourth.

Chambersburg (2-9, 0-8 MPC) got hits from Aaden Newman (single) and Bryce Folmar (double). Lubic struck out five and walked two.

For Red Land (6-1), Cole Wagner and Drew Hildebrant belted home runs.

Northeastern 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans finished the regular season with a non-league loss to the Bobcats on a blistery Thursday afternoon on the road.

Every match was competitive, but three in particular were close. The No. 1 doubles team of Hank Stouffer and Paul Hance lost the first set 6-2, won the next 6-4, but fell 10-6 in a tiebreaker.

At No. 2 singles, Kadyn Taylor fell 7-6, 7-5, while at No. 3, Marcus Rahauser was defeated 6-3, 7-5.

Palmyra 21, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans couldn’t get it going against the Cougars on Thursday afternoon on the road, and dropped a non-league decision.

Hannah Woolf scored the goal that prevented a shutout for Chambersburg (1-8).

Brady Kunkleman

Palmyra 16, Chambersburg 3: A strong Cougars team came to Trojan Stadium and handed the Trojans a non-league defeat Thursday night.

Chambersburg (1-8) found itself in a tie game, 3-3, in the second quarter, but was outscored 13-0 the rest of the way.

Sam Kunkleman and Brady Kunkleman each scored a goal and added an assist, while Riley Schaeffer added a goal.