Chambersburg roundup: Trojan baseball team crushes L-S

Chambersburg 11, Lampeter-Strasburg 0: Garrett Swatsburg twirled a four-hit shutout and the Trojans used a massive 11-run fourth inning to defeat the Pioneers in a five-inning non-league game Saturday afternoon at Greene Township Park.

Garrett Swatsburg

“I can’t remember when we’ve had an inning like that,” Chambersburg coach Scott Folmar said. “It’s a lot more fun when that happens. We had chances in the first three innings, but in the fourth, we made things happen.”

Wyatt Kissel led off the fourth for the Trojans (4-7) with a single, and he was followed by a walk to Hunter Stevens and an error that loaded the bases. After an out,  Brandon Pattillo and Kyle Nolan hit back-to-back singles to plate a run each. With the bases still loaded, Tegan Kuhns was hit by a pitch for an RBI and Dru Bowling followed with a two-run base hit to make it 5-0.

An error scored the sixth run, then Kissel got his second single of the inning, which knocked in two more runs. After the second out, Bryce Folmar, Greg Cunha and Pattillo each drew a walk, forcing in run No. 9. An error scored the 10th run and Kuhns walked to force in the final tally. Kuhns collected two RBIs in the inning without putting a ball in play.

Meanwhile, Swatsburg was in control against L-S (7-6) — he walked only one and struck out two, and made first-pitch strikes to 12 of the 20 batters he faced.

Scott Folmar said, “Garrett pitched a very similar game as he did against Cumberland Valley — he pounded the strike zone, they put the ball in play and our defense made the plays. Bowling made a couple of really nice plays (at shortstop).”

Owen Shearer

Central Dauphin 11, Chambersburg 7: The Rams burst out to a 6-0 lead, led 6-1 at halftime, and nursed that into a Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Trojans on Saturday night at Trojan Stadium.

Chambersburg coach Joey Wilmot said, “Brax Makosy is out and it took us a while to adjust our offense. We did some changes at halftime and we got it back to 8-7 in the fourth quarter, but we just didn’t have enough left in the tank. Shea Makosy sparked our comeback.They got a two-minute penalty for an illegal stick and during that time he scored two goals and had an assist in a one-minute span.”

Dom Marangoni led the scoring for the Trojans (4-5, 1-3 MPC) with four goals, and added 8 groundballs and 2 caused turnovers. Carson Forrester notched 12 of 20 faceoffs and added 5 groundballs. Sam Kunkleman had a goal and Logan Mulkey assisted on one goal.

Also, Riley Harmon had four groundballs and Owen Shearer had 2 groundballs and 3 caused turnovers.