Chambersburg 9, Central Dauphin 4: The Trojans spotted the Rams a 4-2 lead after 3.5 innings, but a big bottom of the fourth carried Chambersburg to a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory on Wednesday afternoon.
“You never know early in the season how we’d do in the next game after we lost a tough one Monday (6-5 to CV),” Trojan coach Chris Skultety said. “I liked how they battled back. Starting 0-2 would have been tough.”
The first two batters for Chambersburg (1-1, 1-1 MPC) made outs in the bottom of the third, and then the offense got into gear, sparked by a home run to left-centerfield by Carly Benedict to make it 4-3.
Abagail Newman ripped a single to left and Bree Paetow bunted for a hit. Karley Skultety then banged a clutch single to left to drive in both runners and give the Trojans a 5-4 lead.
But they weren’t done. After a pitching change, Sam Paetow reached on an error and Saleen Null got a base hit and RBI. Morgan Stockslager kept the rally going with a run-scoring hit, then another Rams’ error allowed two more runs to score.
When it was over, 7 runs had scored and the Trojans had a 9-4 lead.
“The home run got us started, then we just kept going,” Skultety said. “We weren’t satisfied. We had a lot of two-out hits and we were smoking the ball. Even on their two errors, we hit it hard.”
Pitcher Kylee Miller tamed Central Dauphin over the final three innings to record the win.
“Kylee was still up a little too much, but she settled down,” Skultety said. “We dropped another fly ball and we made a few outs on the bases; we’re still trying to figure it out.”
Newman was 3-for-3 for the Trojans, Bree Paetow went 3-for-4 and Sam Paetow was 2-for-4.
Central Dauphin 4, Chambersburg 2: A pair of Rams pitchers held the Trojans to just three base hits and CD picked up a Mid Penn Commonwealth victory in Linglestown on Wednesday afternoon.
In the top of the second inning, Chambersburg’s Trevor Holden and Brady Deneen drew leadoff walks, and Brandon Pattillo loaded the bases with a bunt base hit. Two Trojans struck out, then Carter Fogal singled in a run, but Deneen was thrown out at the plate to end the threat.
After the Rams tallied two runs in the bottom of the inning, Chambersburg (0-3, 0-2 MPC) tied it in the third. Bryce Folmar was hit by a pitch leading off, then two outs were recorded.
Holden walked again, and Deneen followed with a single to right field to tie the score.
Central Dauphin then scored two runs in the fourth inning to go ahead for good. In the final three innings, the only Chambersburg runner reached by being hit by a pitch. The Trojans also struck out 16 times.
Cole Yeager, Kamden Mongan and Camden Helman each pitched two innings for Chambersburg, with Helman tossing a pair of shutout innings.
Central Dauphin 5, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans were unable to win any sets against the Rams in a Mid Penn Commonwealth contest on Wednesday afternoon in Linglestown.
CD dominated in singles, allowing Chambersburg (2-3, 1-2 MPC) to win only three games total.
In doubles, the Trojans’ No. 1 team of Camren Lesznar and Stephen Jacobs were defeated 6-1, 6-1 and the No. 2 team of Ethan Brandt and Dhruv Patel went down 6-1, 6-3.
Carlisle 3, Chambersburg 0: The Trojans had issues handling some of the Thundering Herd hitters and dropped a Mid Penn Commonwealth match on the road Wednesday night.
Carlisle won games of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-17.
“They had good outside hitters that we struggled to stop,” Chambersburg coach Ray Frazer said. “We made some adjustments and were able to keep them at bay; however, we couldn’t pull out the win.”
Kerlyn Reyes stepped it up defensively for Chambersburg (1-2, 0-2 MPC), leading the team with 6 digs. Andrew Holtry led in kills with 7 and Reed Myers led the team with 15 assists.
Frazer said, “Toward the end of the third game we started to find the groove, but by that point it was too late. Carlisle is a solid team and I think they will be pretty successful this year.”