Chambersburg 11, State College 7: The Trojans won their seventh straight game Friday, surviving a wild wind and the Little Lions in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Norlo Park.
Mackenzie Stake earned the win, going the distance and allowing six hits, three walks and four earned runs, with nine strikeouts.
“Mack did a really good job, considering the high winds and a little rain we had,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “The defense needs to play better, especially with simple plays that would limit her pitches and get her easy outs when she makes great pitches.”
The Trojans (11-1, 8-1 MPC) fell behind behind 2-0 in the first, but scored four times in the bottom of the inning. State College made it 4-4, but Chambersburg got two more in the second and led 11-4 before allowing three unearned runs in the seventh.
Samantha Paetow was 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and had a solo blast in the sixth. Alyssa Brechbill was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, Hannah Runk and Saleen Null each had two runs batted in and Katelin Secrist hit a double.
Skultety said, “I think in seven or eight of our 11 wins, we’ve had to come from behind. The girls just believe they are not in danger of losing, no matter what the score. We have a big week next week, with four or five games.”
York Suburban 3, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans jumped to a 1-0 lead, but Suburban captured the final three games to win the non-league match on Friday evening.
“We had to make a lineup change — Camden Etter was out — so we had to adapt,” Chambersburg coach Marta Helfrick said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t pass well enough to do enough on offense to put the pressure back on them.”
Riley Laite led the Trojans (9-5) with 11 kills and Jackson Stahl added nine. The team split up eight block kills. Kyle Ganoe was the leader in assists with 16 and Cole Myers had 12.
On defense, Ganoe and Myers each had eight digs. Stahl led in service points with 15.
Helfrick said, “In too many crucial moments, we’d miss a serve and that really hurt.”