G-A roundup: Softball offense heats up for Blue Devils

Meadow Gambacurta

Greencastle-Antrim 15, Northern York 6: Freshman Meadow Gambacurta had herself a day at the plate for the Blue Devils on Tuesday in a Mid Penn Colonial win over the Polar Bears, and she wasn’t the only one on her team to have a big day.

Gambacurta was 4-for-5, including a pair of doubles and a home run (her fourth of the season), and drove in an astounding eight runs.

Makayla Jerin, batting right after Gambacurta in the order, did not have any RBIs, but did post a 5-for-5 day. Sydney Orndorff went 3-for-6, Caroline Logsdon had two hits, including her first homer, and Mackenzie Wingert also had two hits.

Greencastle (9-9, 7-6 MPC) laid down an eight-run second inning to take control of the game. Gambacurta hit a bases-loaded double for 3 RBIs. In the third, she belted a three-run homer, then ripped a two-run double in the fourth.

Wingert pitched the first 4.2 innings to earn the win, giving up five hits and only one earned run.

Northern York 1,m Greencastle-Antrim 0: Polar Bears pitcher Josh Sullivan was just too much for the Blue Devils to handle on Tuesday in huge a Mid Penn Colonial game in Greencastle.

Sullivan fired a no-hitter, did not walk a batter and struck out 10 batters.

Greencastle’s only baserunner was Briggs Remenick, who reached on an error to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning. He eventually got to third base, but Sullivan struck out the final two batters to wrap up the win.

G-A coach Eric Shaner said, “Their pitcher threw a great game and the tougher team won tonight.”

The Blue Devils (11-5, 9-4 MPC) are now tied for first place in the Colonial with Shippensburg, Northern and Waynesboro, each with 9-4 records in division play. G-A’s final league game is Thursday at Boiling Springs.

Andrew Kerns pitched the first 5.1 innings, allowing one earned run on four hits. He walked three, but piled up 12 strikeouts. The game’s only run was driven in by Layne Hose on a base hit in the top of the first inning.

Categories: Baseball, Greencastle, Softball