Central Dauphin 5, Chambersburg 3: Emma Wonsick limited the powerful Trojan offense to just seven hits and three runs and the Rams pulled off a Mid Penn Commonwealth upset Saturday morning at Norlo Park.
It was the year’s first defeat for Chambersburg (12-1, 8-1 MPC), which beat CD 3-0 earlier. Against the rest of their opponents, seven runs is the least the Trojans have scored.
“We really lacked discipline at the plate today,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “We did not make their defense make plays. We had counts in our favor and swung at bad pitches and hit a lot of easy fly balls.”
Tied 3-3 after six innings, the Rams (7-4) scored twice in the top of the seventh off Kylee Miller. CD got the first two runners on base when an error was made on a fly ball to right, and a pop fly to second base was not caught. Runs later scored on a fielder’s choice and a single, but both were unearned.
Chambersburg took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning, scoring on an error and RBI doubles by Morgan Stockslager and Ashli Ganoe.
Miller allowed 11 hits, but only two runs; she walked four and fanned five. Samantha Paetow was the only player with two hits.
“We weren’t going undefeated anyway, and didn’t want all that building up to the playoffs,” Skultety said. If we learn from it we can turn it into a positive. We still control our own destiny in the Commonwealth and the places we want to go.”
Central Dauphin 6, Chambersburg 5: A valiant comeback fell just short for the Trojans in a Mid Penn Commonwealth defeat Saturday morning against the Rams at CD.
Chambersburg (5-8, 1-7 MPC) trailed 6-1 going into the top of the seventh inning, but exploded for four runs. Braden Zeger led off with a base hit and, an out later, Greg Cunha singled. Brandon Pattillo drew a walk to load the bases, and after the second out, Hunter Stevens walked to force in a run.
Dru Bowling then drilled a line drive to centerfield for a double, which cleared the bases and made it 6-5. But the next batter was out on a fly to center to end the game.
Stevens cranked a solo home run to left as the leadoff batter in the first inning for the Trojans.
Bowling put together a 3-for-4 day, but his teammates had only three other hits. Wyatt Kissel took the loss, going three innings and giving up six hits and three earned runs.
TRACK & FIELD: Chambersburg had a few athletes compete at the Cedar Cliff Relays on Saturday, including the throwing events and one boys relay.
Chambersburg’s boys shuttle hurdles team of Michael Kelly, Jermere Jones, Edis Korkutovic and Darion Baumgartner took first place in a school record time of 1:02.79, which also met the New Balance outdoor national qualifying time.
The Trojan girls won two of the three throwing events. Kaleah Leisher and Naomi Scott combined for 198-9 to win the discus, and Leisher and Madison Scott won the shop put with a combined total of 64-1.25. Also for the girls, Ashley Gunkleman and Addison Vandegriff took second in the javelin (174-10).
Josh Mertz competed in all three boys throwing events: he and Sedrick Vessah were second in the shot put (91-2.75), he and Peter Mertz were third in the javelin (279-5) and he and James Lilley placed fourth in the discus (239-1).