Chambersburg 8, Hamburg 7: Gavin Kissel’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored the game-winner and the Trojans ended an eight-game losing streak by edging Hamburg in a non-league game at Greene Township Park on Saturday afternoon.
Chambersburg, which hadn’t played for nine days, started the seventh with a 7-5 lead, but Hamburg scored twice to tie it up. In the bottom half, Aaden Newman reached on an error and moved to third on two passed balls. Kissel singled to deep shortstop to bring Newman in.
“We battled today and found a way to win,” Trojan coach Scott Folmar said. “We played pretty clean defensively and got a couple of key hits when we needed them. Those are the things we haven’t been doing of late. Hopefully, this will give our guys some confidence moving forward the second half of the season.”
The Trojans (3-9) scored one run in the second when Greg Cunha singled, and courtesy runner Jaile Cabrera-Reyes moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Kissel. Carter Fogal produced a base hit and Cabrera-Reyes scooted home on a throw to try to get Fogal at second.
Chambersburg exploded for six runs in the third inning, taking advantage of several Hamburg errors. After an out, Dru Bowling doubled, Newman walked and Evan Wagaman singled to load the bases. Cunha produced a two-run single, and Kissel’s fielder’s choice scored another.
Fogal then tripled to left field for an RBI and the fourth run. Kyle Nolan’s grounder was misplayed, allowing Fogal to score, then Bryce Folmar’s grounder was booted and Nolan came round to score.
Bryce Folmar pitched the first five innings, allowing just two hits. He walked four, gave up three earned runs and struck out six. Bowling, who got the win, pitched the final two innings, giving up three hits, two earned runs and walking two.
Cunha and Fogal were both 2-for-3 and those two, plus Kissel, each drove in a pair of runs.