G-A roundup: Baseball team cuts late Bubbler rally short

Greencastle-Antrim 4, Boiling Springs 3: Both teams benefited when the other team hit a ground-rule double, but the Blue Devils’ break came with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and helped secure a Mid Penn Colonial win over the Bubblers on the road Thursday afternoon.

Ethan Ford

Trailing 4-2 with Carter Reid on the mound for G-A, Boiling Springs (8-5, 7-3 MPC) had runners on first and third with two outs when Joey Serafin hit a shot toward rightfielder Carter McCauley. McCauley never saw the ball and it went past him and bounced over the fence.

G-A coach Eric Shaner said, “I can’t blame Carter – he was having trouble seeing with the background all day. But we got lucky because if it hadn’t been a ground-rule double, they may have scored the tying run.”

Reid then got the next batter to pop-up to end the game, giving Greencastle (10-4, 6-4 MPC) its fifth straight win.

In the fourth inning, Greencastle scored two runs after Reid and Ethan Ford singled. Darren Kline hit a drive to right that also bounced over the fence and only one run scored. McCauley then beat out an infield hit to bring in the second run.

Another two runs scored in the fifth when Austin Wyand walked, Briggs Remenick singled, they runners performed a double steal and Reid and Ford hit back-to-back sacrifice flies to right.

“It was a huge win, and we came through in some pressure situations,” Shaner said. “We had two guys out with illness and still scraped through.”

Landon Huth got the win, giving up 2 hits and one earned run in 4 innings and struck out 8. Reid went 3 innings for a save.

Caroline Logsdon

Greencastle-Antrim 9, Boiling Springs 2: The Blue Devils had a pair of big innings on offense to back Sophie Layton’s pitching and it added up to a Mid Penn Colonial victory at home over the Bubblers on Thursday afternoon.

Layton (4-0) limited Boiling Springs to no earned runs on just 5 hits, with no walks and one strikeout. She needed only 82 pitches, and 54 were strikes.

Greencastle (11-2, 8-2 MPC) scored 3 runs in the second to take a 4-1 lead, then produced 4 more in the fourth inning.

The top of the order did a lot of damage for G-A — Sydney Orndorff and Caroline Logsdon each had two hits and two RBIs; Orndorff hit a double and Logsdon bagged a triple.

Alexis Jones went 2-for-2, and Jones, Makayla Jerin and Emma Broadwater each knocked in runs for the Blue Devils.


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