H.S. Highlights: Ernst, Raines score 6 each in win
The duo of Hannah Raines and Liza Ernst was all Chambersburg's girls lacrosse team needed to pick up its second win of the season on Monday night.
Raines and Ernst each pocketed six goals for the Trojans, who defeated Harrisburg Christian, 13-11, in non-league action.
"Unfortunately, we have had a lot of injuries this season, which has left us short of players," Chambersburg coach Katie Feairheller said. "Hannah and Liza both did a great job, and the midfield was pushing the ball up the field. I know they were tired and playing without their third midfielder Avery Rife, but they did a great job running the field."
Kaylea Garman scored the only other goal for the Trojans (2-8).
"Kaylea Garman and Madison Schmus split the midfield position playing up from attack and defense, respectively," Feairheller said. "They both did a great job transitioning into midfield. Schmus and Liza each had three draw controls to help us earn possession."
Despite facing what coach Aaron Burke called a “pretty good pitcher,” Waynesboro racked up 19 hits in a non-league victory over New Oxford in just five innings.
Nicole Kreimer was perfect from the plate, going 4-for-4 with four RBIs, while Katie Wise was 4-for-5 and drove in three runs.
Tiff Stull hit her second home run in the last three games, driving in three runs with the dinger, and Abby Ebersole and Jenna Powell each went 3-for-4. Sam Knopp rounded out the top hitters, going 2-for-3 for the Maidens (7-4).
“We had our hitting shoes on tonight,” Burke said. “We passed the stick all the way down the lineup tonight against a pretty good pitcher. We keep doing the small things well, too, with great defense and pitching to contact.”
Shippensburg 7, New Oxford 3: Despite six errors, Shippensburg picked up a non-league victory over New Oxford. Noah Auman scattered five hits in the win for the Greyhounds (6-4). Bailey Custer and Cole Friese each drove in a pair of runs.
James Buchanan 6, Trinity 3: Jared Pine and Toby Sowers both smacked home runs to lead James Buchanan to its second straight non-league victory. Sowers, Hunter Spoonhour and Hunter Reath each had two hits for JB (5-5).
Fannett-Metal 11, Rockwood 1: Hunter Kann and Cole Funk combined for a one-hitter in a non-league shutout of Rockwood. Taylor Miller hit the ball well for the Tigers (4-8), reaching base four out of five chances.
Cumb. Valley Christian 5-8, Carroll Christian 0-4: Cumberland Valley Christian got some key hits and some fantastic pitching en route to a non-league doubleheader sweep of Carroll Christian. In the opener, Noah Barnhart threw a one-hit shutout in the five-inning game, and the Blazers (4-5) managed nine hits in Game 2. Barnhart went 3-for-3 in the second game, and Austin Garcia finished the day 4-for-6.
“We hit the ball at the right time, when runners were ready to score,” CVC coach Keith Propst said. “We stole a lot tonight, too. It’s a confidence boost after we lost four in a row.”
James Buchanan 11, Trinity 1: Jenna Mongold smashed her first home run of the season, and Taryn Miller added a grand slam in five-inning, non-league victory for the Rockets. Mongold helped her own cause, as she picked up the win on the mound, scattering four hits in four innings of work. Nina Shatzer also added a pair of singles for JB (5-3).
Fannett-Metal 15, Rockwood 1: The hot streak continued for Fannett-Metal with a five-inning victory over Rockwood in non-league action. Morgan Ritchey went 2-for-2 with an inside-the-park home run. Makayla O’Donel finished with three singles and three runs scored; Mandy Swailes drove in four runs; and Emily Metcalfe and Taylor Coffman each banged a pair of singles. The Tigers (8-5) have now won five of their last six.
“We took advantage of being the away team today and getting on the board early,” F-M coach Michael DeAngelo said. “Our one-, two- and three-hole hitters have done a nice job of setting the tone lately.”
Mercersburg 12, Md. School for the Deaf 11: In the bottom of the eighth inning, Maddi Jones smacked a walk-off double to propel the Blue Storm past Maryland School for the Deaf in an IPSL contest. Joana Santos led off the inning with a single and a stolen base before Jones’ clutch hit. Jones, Santos and Caroline Casparian all had two hits for Mercersburg (3-7, 2-1 IPSL), while Casparian, Santos and Addie Dumm drove in two runs each.
Jefferson 7, James Buchanan 0: James Buchanan put up a fight in each game of a non-league match but couldn't outlast Jefferson, W.Va. The best chance for the Rockets (13-4) came at No. 4 singles, where Micah Wise lost a narrow contest, 8-6.
So. Fulton 111, Fannett-Metal 33; McConnellsburg 124, Fannett-Metal 25; McConnellsburg 93, So. Fulton 56: Chance Hawbaker, Josh Booth and Connor Johnson all picked up multiple victories, helping McConnellsburg (12-1, 8-1 ICC) to a pair of ICC victories. Southern Fulton (7-7, 4-6 ICC) also defeated Fannett-Metal. The only victor for the Tigers was Steven Glodek, who took first in the 3,200.
Bishop McDevitt 12, Chambersburg 7: Brandin Cosey had four goals, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Trojans to victory in a Mid Penn Conference game against Bishop McDevitt. Riley Ocker also had a pair of goals for Chambersburg (1-10, 1-7 MPC), and Jace Hopple also scored.
"We made some plays early in the game and led after the first quarter (2-1)," Trojan coach Paul Flohr said. "We couldn't clear the ball in the second and third quarters (when McDevitt outscored them 9-1), leading to costly turnovers."