Greencastle-Antrim 9, Big Spring 3: An 8-run rally in the top of the sixth inning carried the Blue Devils to a Mid Penn Colonial victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday afternoon in Newville.
“It was 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth and they hit a two-run double,” G-A coach Eric Shaner said. “So we’re down 3-1 and I let them have it before we batted in the sixth. I told them to tone down their swings and show better discipline. And they went out and scored eight runs.”
Darren Kline led off with a single, and after an out, Logan Shifflett doubled. Jarek Szaflarski’s base hit to right brought in the first run, then Austin Wyand hit a single up the middle to tie the score.
Briggs Remenick doubled to left-center to give Greencastle (4-3, 3-3 MPC) the lead, then Carter Reid pounded on a hanging curve and blasted a three-run home run to make it 7-3.
An Ethan Ford walk, a stolen base by Lance Overcash and a base hit by Aidan Grudzinski added a run, then an error and a single by Carter McCauley finished off the big rally.
Landon Huth earned the win (6.1 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts). Reid was 3-for-4 with a walk, and Ford, Grudzinski, Kline and McCauley each had a pair of hits.
Big Spring 14, Greencastle-Antrim 2: The Blue Devils’ unbeaten streak came to a screeching halt Thursday afternoon, when the Bulldogs manhandled them in a Mid Penn Colonial game at home.
Big Spring led 4-2 after one inning and put it away in the fifth with 6 runs. The Bulldogs piled up 15 hits, including five for extra bases.
Greencastle (6-1, 5-1 MPC) scored both of its runs in the bottom of the first, with Makayla Jerin driving in one of the runs.
Caroline Logsdon was the only Blue Devil with two hits. Kaidyn Zimmerman was saddled with the defeat.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Greencastle-Antrim 107, Boiling Springs 43: The Blue Devils took care of business, taking first place in 15 of the 18 events, to swamp the Bubblers in a Mid Penn Colonial meet on Thursday on the road.
Greencastle (3-0, 3-0 MPC) spread the wins around, with only Seth Stouffer (100 in 10.75; 200 in 22.34) and Hayden Parks (1600 in 4:47.92; 3200 in 9:50.12) taking double individual wins.
In the field, Aidan Horan (shot put, 46-0), Sawyer Brookens (javelin, 161-2), Tavon Cooper (long jump, 20-11.5), Brady Jackson (triple jump, 39-4) and Ashton Botzan (pole vault, 12-0) grabbed victories.
Other winners on the track included Iyshone Coleman in the 400 (52.43), Bill Harper in the 300 hurdles (44.78) and Caden Hudson in the 800 (2:06.91).
The relay wins came from Parks, Dalton Noblit, Kyle Baker and Hudson in the 4 x 800 (9:19.34), Cooper, Botzan, Will Young and Trent Merillat in the 4 x 100 (42.65) and Coleman, Harper, Austin Nelson and Stouffer in the 4 x 400 (3:41.0).
G-A coach Devin McCauley said, ““I thought we competed well as a team and took advantage of a warm weather day. We had multiple PR’s in events across the track and in the field. There were multiple outstanding performances. We’re looking to keep the positive momentum going and to continue building. I am very happy where we are at collectively.”
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Boiling Springs 89, Greencastle-Antrim 61: The Bubblers ran to wins in all three relay races, which help them down the Blue Devils in a Mid Penn Colonial meet Thursday afternoon in Boiling Springs.
Catherine Sollenberger was a double winner for Greencastle (1-2, 1-2 MPC). She threw 28-5 in the shot put and 87-2 in the discus to take first place in each.
Also in the field, Darcie Holdsworth threw the javelin 106-0 to win, Jaylynn Schmuck took first in the triple jump with a leap of 32-1.5, and Piper Linn was the pole vault winner at a height of 10-1.
The Blue Devils could muster only two wins on the track — Mary Murray in the 100 (12.9) and Aqueelah Lindsey in the 300 hurdles (53.08).