G-A roundup: Blue Devil baseball team wins pitchers’ duel vs. Ship

Jace Szaflarski

Greencastle-Antrim 4, Shippensburg 0: Two pitchers were dominant Tuesday afternoon in a Mid Penn Colonial matchup, but the Blue Devils put together one big inning with some help from the Greyhounds and took the home victory.

Ship’s Tucker Chamberlain allowed only two hits and four walks and struck out 12 G-A batters in six innings.

But in the fifth inning, Chamberlain issued a leadoff walk. A bunt by Darren Kline was thrown away and pinch runner Briggs Remenick was able to score and Kline got to third. Andrew Kerns then hit a chopper to third — Kline faked going home, and when the throw to first was misplayed, he scored to make it 2-0 and Kerns got to second. He was bunted to third. Austin Wyand missed on two attempted squeeze bunt attempts, but hen hit an RBI single. He stole second and came home when Shawn Eby grounded a single through the infield for a 4-0 lead.

“Chamberlain is the real deal,” Greencastle coach Eric Shaner said. “He’s got a great changeup. He was like one of those electric carving knives slicing through a turkey with no bones.”

For the Blue Devils (3-1, 3-0 MPC), Jace Szaflarski kept the Hounds off the board. In seven innings he gave up only four hits and four walks.

Shaner said, “He gave us everything we asked for — he did a great job getting soft contact and working out of jams. And I’m glad he was able to finish the game.”

In game last week, G-A took a13-5 win over James Buchanan. Adam Horst earned the pitching victory. In the top of the first, Eby and Carter Reid singled and Connor Rohm walked, then Aiden Grudzinski unloaded a grand slam. Eby, Reid, Rohm, Grudzinski and Ethan Ford each had two hits, and Reid and Kline hit triples.

Sydney Orndorff

Shippensburg 4, Greencastle-Antrim 3: The Blue Devils out-hit the Greyhounds, 6-4, but Ship pushed across a go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a Mid Penn Colonial win Tuesday afternoon.

Greencastle (3-2, 2-2 MPC) scored all three of its runs in the fifth inning to tie the game 3-3. Makayla Jerin ripped a two-run triple and Emma Broadwater plated the third run with an RBI single.

Sydney Orndorff was 3-for-4 and Jerin was 2-for-4 for the Blue Devils.

Mackenzie Wingert went the distance for G-A, allowing only four hits and one earned run, with three walks and a strikeout. But she did allow a pair of solo home runs, to Cierra Bender and Olivia Lebitz and a double to Delaney Gilbert. Bender went the distance for Ship (3-1, 2-1 MPC), walking four and fanning 12 batters.

Avery Parks

Greencastle-Antrim 84, Boiling Springs 66: Three girls for the Blue Devils combined for nine individual wins and G-A captured a well-earned Mid Penn Colonial road win over the Bubblers on Tuesday afternoon.

Avery Parks was victorious in the 100 hurdles in 16.3, the 300 hurdles in 50.4 and also won the long jump with a jump of 14-5.5. Claire Coons was dominant in the sprints, taking the 100 (12.9), 200 (27.0) and 400 (1:01), while Claire Paci owned the distance races, winning the 1600 in 5:22.4, the 800 in 2:21.2 and the 3200 in 13:04.6.

Natalina Ciaverella was a double-winner, placing first in the triple jump (32-2.5) and the high jump (4-8), while Jessica Redos won the shot put with a heave of 32-0.

The other big highlight for the Blue Devils (2-0, 2-0 MPC) came in the pole vault. Sophomore Piper Linn won the event, and her effort of 9 feet, 7 inches broke the old school record for the event.

Seth Stouffer

Greencastle-Antrim 126, Boiling Springs 24: The Blue Devils took first place in all but three events on Tuesday afternoon in Boiling Springs and swamped the Bubblers in a Mid Penn Colonial meet.

Gavin Davidson was a triple winner for Greencastle (2-0, 2-0 MPC). He won the 110 hurdles in 16.1 and the 300 hurdles in 43.3, then threw the javelin 155-10.5 to capture that event.

G-A produced a pair of double-winners in Seth Stouffer and Hayden Parks. Stouffer took the 100 (11.1) and 200 (22.6), while Parks finished first in the 1600 (4:37) and the 3200 in 10:26.9).

Also picking up individual wins for the Blue Devils were Caden Hudson in the 800 (2:08.6), Aiden Horan in the shot put (43-10), Tavon Cooper in the long jump (20-2.5), Jackson Wright in the triple jump (40-0.75), William Schaeffer in the high jump (6-0) and Ethan Shank in the pole vault (12-6).