Cedar Cliff 4, Chambersburg 2: The Colts came up with two runs in the fifth inning to hand the Trojans a Mid Penn Commonwealth defeat on the road Thursday afternoon.
Garrett Swatsburg had held Cedar Cliff (10-3) to just three hits through four innings, but in the fifth, Cameron Goodling singled, Brady Ward hit a triple and came home on a fielder’s choice grounder by Nick Skokowski.
Chambersburg (4-10, 1-9 MPC) had opened the game with a pair of runs in the top of the first off Skokowski. Dru Bowling led off with a single, and one out later, Aaden Newman also got a hit. Bowling crossed the plate on a wild pitch, and Newman was brought in on an RBI single by Joey Maun.
The Trojans had only one hit, by Greg Cunha, after that first inning.
Chambersburg 10, Cedar Cliff 0: Morgan Stockslager’s two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning for the Trojans ended the Mid Penn Commonwealth game at Norlo Park early.
Chambersburg (14-1, 10-1 MPC) struck for three runs in the first, five in the third and two in the fifth.
“It was Kids Day and our girls came in focused and ready,” Trojan coach Chris Skultety said. “It was the best defensive and base-running day we’ve had all year. We are starting to catch up to our offense in the other aspects of the game.”
Samantha Paetow was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, and Kenzie Boyd was 2-for-3.
Mackenzie Stake got the win with four innings of one-hit ball, with no walks and four strikeouts. Saleen Null finished with a hitless fifth inning.
Skultety said, “We have some tougher games to end our season and we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Chambersburg 3, Altoona 0: The Trojans cruised to a comfortable Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Mountain Lions on the road Thursday evening, winning games of 25-14, 25-13 and 25-8.
Chambersburg coach Marta Helfrick said, “Whenever you have such a long trip like this one, it’s to come out and play consistent and play well. We kept attacking and decreased the number of unforced errors.”
Kyle Ganoe rang up 10 kills, three blocks and three aces, Riley Laite had six kills, 10 digs, three aces and added 11 service points.
Also for the Trojans (10-6, 9-5 MPC), who snapped a three-match losing skid, Jackson Stahl had 17 service points, three aces and six kills, Luke Pogue had three blocks and Cole Myers contributed 29 assists.
Hershey 13, Chambersburg 1: The highlight for the Trojans was holding Hershey to just three goals in the second half of their non-league game Thursday night at Trojan Stadium.
“Our defense worked as an incredible cohesive unit and our goalie, Emma Moschetti, came up with 13 saves,” Chambersburg coach Keara Allshouse said. “I am very proud of how hard we worked tonight as a team.”
Ridglee Flohr notched the only goal of the game for the Trojans (1-13), her 11th of the season.
Hershey 18, Chambersburg 6: Hershey proved to be too strong for the Trojans on Thursday in a non-league game on the road.
“Hershey’s faceoff guy and goalies played well,” Chambersburg coach Joey Wilmot said.
For the Trojans (1-13), Dom Marangoni made four assists, giving him a total of 27 for the season, along with 16 goals.
Brady Kunkleman and Sam Kunkleman each posted two goals, Riley Harmon had a goal and an assist, Riley Schaeffer scored one goal and Adam Wenger assisted on another.