Cumberland Valley 1, Chambersburg 0: Kylee Miller fired a no-hitter for the Trojans in a key Mid Penn Commonwealth game against the Eagles at New Kingstown on Tuesday afternoon.
Unfortunately, CV picked up an unearned run in the fourth inning and Cumberland Valley pitchers Evelyn Coburn and Sydney May held the slumping Chambersburg bats scoreless.
“I feel terrible for Kylee, who is laying it on the line every game and doesn’t have much to show for it,” Trojan coach Chris Skultety said. “Our girls are trying their tails off and getting on base and hitting some rockets for outs. It seems teams are making every play against us.”
Miller, in her last four games, has allowed zero earned runs and only nine hits, but is 1-3 in those games. All three losses were 1-0 scores.
On Tuesday, Miller issued two walks and struck out four. The Eagles’ run came in the fourth inning. With one out, Emma Morgan walked and May grounded into a fielder’s choice out at second. Kylie Bornman grounded back to Miller, whose throw to second was late to get May. The next batter, Josara Zeigler, lifted a routine pop-up to the second baseman, but she dropped it and May was able to race home from second.
Meanwhile, Coburn worked into the fourth inning and was relieved by May. The Trojans (13-4, 9-4 MPC) had two runners on base in two innings, but both times they struck out for the third out.
Alyssa Brechbill had a double and single in three at-bats, and Sam Paetow, Abagail Newman and Katelin Secrist each had singles.
Skultety said, “We are just missing that one big hit to lift the weight off our shoulders. We are so used to coming up with it when we need it, that I believe it’s affecting our mind set with runners on base.
“I really feel good about this team and we are going to be a very dangerous opponent in a wide-open District 3 come playoff time. This team is too good for all the bad luck we are having.”
Cumberland Valley 5, Chambersburg 2: A four-run fifth inning by the Eagles proved to be the difference in a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over the Trojans at Greene Township Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Chambersburg starter Wyatt Kissel went five innings, giving up seven hits and five earned runs. In the fifth, Logan Sauve hit a two-run double and Jason Madrak singled in a pair of runs.
The Trojans (5-11 (1-10 MPC) jump ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the first when, with two outs, Carter Fogal ripped a triple to centerfield and Kissel singled him home.
In the fifth, Chambersburg loaded the bases with one out on singles by Greg Cunha and Kyle Nolan and a walk to Brandon Pattillo. After a strikeout, Fogal worked a walk to force in a run.
Cunha was 2-for-3 with a double for the Trojans.
South Western 14, Chambersburg 5: The Mustangs took advantage of a short-handed Trojan defense and earned a non-league victory Tuesday night at Trojan Stadium.
“We struggled defensively without (injured) Chase Martin,” Chambersburg coach Joey Wilmot said. “He doesn’t get much of the limelight but he’s our glue guy — very disciplined, he communicates and plays well off the ball.
“This was a must-win game for South Western to make the playoffs and they came in and treated it like that.”
For Chambersburg (5-11), Dom Marangoni scored a goal and had two assists, Shea Makosy, Sam Kunkleman, Brax Makosy and Logan Mulkey each scored once and Riley Harmon had one assist.
Groundball leaders were Marangoni (4), Shea Makosy (3), Owen Shearer (3) and Brax Makosy (3), while Shea Makosy and Shearer each had three caused turnovers.