SCOTLAND -- The Chambersburg baseball team can only hope that the way pitcher Kyle Patterson threw the ball in Thursday's non-league game against Gettysburg is a good omen heading into the District 3 tournament.

Patterson authored a complete-game two-hitter to shut down the Warriors in a 5-1 victory at Greene Township Park.

"He threw the ball across the plate and let the defense do the work," Trojans coach Bob Thomas said. "He kept the ball down pretty good and they were beating the ball into the ground."

Patterson used only 76 pitches through seven innings to seal his first decision of the year. He walked one and struck out two. The only run he allowed scored on a passed ball in the top of the fifth.

"We were just the opposite of them, offensively," Thomas said.

Chambersburg had no trouble elevating the ball against Gettysburg starter Chase King, who retired Trojan batters 15 times on fly balls to the outfield. The home team collected eight hits -- two each from Zane Bard and Nick Graham, who drove in Mitch Warner on a third-inning single to ignite the Chambersburg order.

Moments later, Joe Furry scored on a sacrifice fly from Garrett Sanders and Caleb Deuschle tallied the Trojans' third run when he scored on a double steal.

In the fifth, Bard drove in Deuschle with an RBI triple and came home on a wild pitch. Deuschle, a pinch hitter and a courtesy runner, stole three bases, scored two runs and had one hit.


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Chambersburg 5

Gettysburg 1

Gettysburg Chambersburg

ab r h bi ab r h bi

SAnMartin c 3 0 0 0 Arnold cf 2 0 0 0

Purdy ss 3 0 0 0 Stonesifer ph 1 0 0 0

King p 3 0 1 0 Bard 2b 3 1 2 1

Myers rf 2 0 0 0 Sanders ss 2 0 0 1

SAdMartin 3b 2 0 0 0 Byers 3b 3 0 1 0

Storm ph 1 0 0 0 Patterson p 3 0 0 0

Hoffman 1b 2 0 0 0 Weagley 1b 3 0 0 0

Robinson ph 1 0 0 0 Warner dh 2 1 1 0

Pusker 2b 2 1 0 0 Shreiner ph 1 0 0 0

Whiteman cf 2 0 1 0 McCurdy lf 0 0 0 0

Hartzell lf 2 0 0 0 Furry rf 2 1 0 0

Mendez ph 0 0 0 0 Deuschle ph 1 2 1 0

Graham c 2 0 2 1

Wenrick ph 1 0 1 0

Totals 24 1 2 0 Totals 26 5 8 3

Gettysburg 000 010 0 --1

Chambersburg 003 020 x -- 5

E--Get 2; Chbg 2. LOB--Get 3; Chbg 5. 3B--Bard. SB--King; Deuschle 3, Byers, Bard. SF--Sanders.

Gettysburg Pitching

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King (L) 6 8 5 4 1 3

Chambersburg Pitching

Patterson (W,1-0) 7 2 1 0 1 2

PB--Chbg. WP--King.

JV: Chambersburg 12, Gettysburg 5. Taylor Ott earned the season-ending victory for the Trojans (14-5). Jon Brown went 4-for-4 and Jesse Helman added 3 hits.

Next game: May 20 or 23, District 3 Class AAA playoff game, TBA.