Cumberland Valley 6, Chambersburg 5 (9 innings): The Trojans were upended by the Eagles in extra innings when Maddie Martin blasted a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Monday night at New Kingstown.
“Really tough game to start the season — quality opponent at their place, under the lights and a misty rain,” Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. “We did a lot of good things, but they had that one big hit and we couldn’t seem to connect.”
CV took a 3-0 lead against Kylee Miller in the first inning, but the Trojans came back with four runs in the third inning to take the lead. The Eagles retook the lead with two in the bottom of the inning and the Trojans tied it in the fifth.
For the Trojans (0-1, 0-1 MPC), Sam Paetow was 2-for-4 with a double, Seleen Null had 2 RBIs, and Karley Skultety and Morgan Stockslager (double) each had a hit and a run driven in.
“Our hitters didn’t make the necessary adjustments when their second pitcher was throwing the rise ball,” Skultety said.
Miller pitched the first 8 innings and was touched for 13 hits, striking out five. Null got one batter out in the ninth before the homer ended it.
Cumberland Valley 2, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans couldn’t get the offense going and fell to the Eagles in a Mid Penn Commonwealth road game on Monday night.
Cumberland Valley scored a run in each of the first two innings and that was it for the scoring. Chambersburg had 5 hits and CV 4 and both teams struck out 10 times.
Trojan coach Scott Folmar said, “Both of our pitchers tonight did a really nice job. They both pounded the strike zone and kept us in the game. We had several missed opportunities with runners in scoring position. We need to do a better job of taking quality at-bats in those situations.”
Wyatt Kissel pitched three innings for the Trojans (0-2, 0-1 MPC), allowing three hits and striking out 7, while giving up one earned run. Bryce Folmar also pitched 3 innings, giving up one hit and fanning three.
Chambersburg had the bases loaded with two outs in the first and couldn’t score, had first and second with one out in the fifth, and had second and third with two outs in the sixth.
Kissel, Chase Stenger, Joey Diaz, Trevor Holden and Jake Folmar had the hits for the Trojans.
Central Dauphin 3, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans played tough, but couldn’t manage to win a game against the Rams in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match at CASHS Field House on Monday night.
CD took games of 21-25, 25-19 and 25-20 over the Trojans (1-1, 0-1 MPC).