Baseball

G-A roundup: Ship sweeps Blue Devils in baseball, softball

Andrew Kerns

BASEBALL
Shippensburg 2, Greencastle-Antrim 1: Hits and runs were hard to come by Thursday afternoon in Shippensburg because of some excellent pitching by both teams, but the Greyhounds made a two-run second inning stand up for a Mid Penn Colonial win over the Blue Devils.

“Two great pitchers pitched great games,” Greencastle coach Eric Shaner said. “We made one mistake and they cashed it in. Credit to them.”

Andrew Kerns pitched all six innings for G-A and allowed only two hits, while walking three and striking out 11.

In the second inning for Shippensburg (10-7, 7-4 MPC), Brock Herb and Tucker Chamberlin drew walks to begin the inning. A stolen base led to a sacrifice fly by Erby Weller to score Herb, and Chamberlin went to third base when the throw was misplayed. Kade Rumbaugh then produced a suicide squeeze bunt, that turned into a fielder’s choice and an RBI.

Chamberlin was just as strong on the mound for the Hounds, pitching seven innings, giving up only two hits, walking two and fanning seven. He retired the final 10 batters of the game.

Greencastle (10-4, 8-3 MPC) scored its run in the fourth when Connor Rohm opened the inning with a double to centerfield and Ethan Ford grounded a single to center that enabled Rohm to score.

Brianna Woodring

SOFTBALL
Shippensburg 6, Greencastle-Antrim 0: Greyhound pitcher Cierra Bender overpowered the Blue Devils on Thursday afternoon in Greencastle, allowing only five hits and striking out 15 batters in a Mid Penn Colonial clash.

The loss halted a four-game win streak for Greencastle (8-9, 6-6 MPC).

Makayla Jerin was 2-for-3 for G-A, while Brianna Woodring, Meadow Gambacurta and Annika Gaus also had hits for the Blue Devils.

In the bottom of the fifth, Greencastle put runners at second and third with just one out when Gaus bunted for a hit and Sydney Orndorff reached on a two-base error. But Bender earned a strikeout and a pop-up to quell the rally.

For Shippensburg (12-3, 9-2 MPC), Delaney Fisher was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Elena Worthington was 2-for-4, Bender was 2-for-3 and Delaney Gilbert was 2-for-2. Four of the Greyhounds’ six runs were unearned.