SCOTLAND — The Chambersburg baseball team, still harboring a very slim chance of reaching the playoffs, won its third consecutive game Tuesday afternoon, rallying to beat Mifflin County 6-2 in a Mid Penn Commonwealth contest at Greene Township Park.
The Trojans (8-11, 4-10 MPC) trailed the Huskies 2-0 from the top of the first inning to the bottom of the fifth, when they came up with three runs. Three more runs in the sixth added insurance.
“It was a little frustrating, and it took a while for us to get going,” Chambersburg coach Scott Folmar said.
Wyatt Kissel started on the mound and allowed two hits, two runs (one earned) and two walks, while striking out five. Camden Helman entered to take care of the final three innings and he did so against Mifflin County, giving up three hits and a walk and striking out two.
Helman worked out of a big-time threat in the seventh, when the Huskies loaded the bases with one out on a single, double and walk. But Helman got a strikeout and a pop-up to end the game.
Folmar said, “Kissel settled in after the first inning, but on a few of his outings he’s been really good through four innings and then struggled. So we brought in Helman and he did a nice job, too, especially working out of that jam at the end.”
In the bottom of the fifth, Chambersburg loaded the bases on a walk to Hunter Stevens, a single by Greg Cunha and a walk to Kyle Nolan. Braden Zeger then got a clutch hit, a double to centerfield that brought in all three runners and put his team up 3-2.
In the sixth, with two outs, Stevens blasted a shot that carried over the fence in leftfield. It was the first home run hit by a Trojan batter at GTP this season.
“It was still 3-2 at that point, so that was a huge at-bat,” Folmar said. “The wind was going a little bit to left and that’s where he hit it.”
Dru Bowling then singled and raced home on a double by Cunha. Bryce Folmar singled and Cunha reached third base, then scored on a passed ball.
The Trojans finish the regular season with a home game against Waynesboro on Wednesday.