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SHIPPENSBURG >> Through the first four innings of Thursday's game, Shippensburg's baseball team found itself trailing Boiling Springs.

But that changed quickly in the fifth. The Greyhounds exploded for five runs and pulled away for a 7-2 Mid Penn Colonial Division win.

Trailing 2-1, the Hounds (6-2, 3-1 MPC) got a leadoff double by Zane Hershey, and after a Daulton Brenize walk, Cordell Shannon hit a single to tie the game at two. Nate Reiner was next, and he came through with a two-run double to give Ship its first lead of the game. Brandt Swartz added an RBI single and Matt Frick a run-scoring double to cap off the big inning for the Greyhounds.

"It was nice to get some big hits late and come back from our loss (to Greencastle)," Shippensburg coach Nate Rosenberry said. "The kids played well and did a nice job. Hopefully we can gain some momentum from this."

Starter Teagan Staver improved to 3-0 on the season, giving up two runs on eight hits with four strikeouts in a complete-game performance. Brenize finished 2-for-3 and scored twice, and Frick finished 2-for-2.

Shippensburg 7, Boiling Springs 2

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W — Teagan Staver (3-0); L — Josh McCoy.

2B — (S) Zane Hershey, Matt Frick, Nate Reiner, Nick Jacoby; 3B — (S) Daulton Brenize; SB — (BS) Hunter Breon.

GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM 7, BIG SPRING 4 >> Greencastle-Antrim put together a five-run fourth inning and that was enough to hand Big Spring a 7-4 defeat in a Mid Penn Colonial Division game.

In the fourth for the Blue Devils (5-3, 3-1 MPC), Matt Kline singled and went to third on an error, then Bailey Parker singled him in. A bunt by Austin Branchman was thrown away and Derek Measell bunted the runners up. Spencer Meyers plated a run with a sacrifice fly, Matt Christman singled and Myles Gayman tripled to right-center to score two more runs. Kurt Hansen finished it off with an RBI base hit.

"We're still not playing well in the field (4 errors)," G-A coach Eric Shaner said, "especially on ground balls. But we did get bunts down and put pressure on their defense. Big Spring did a nice job with two strikes."

The Bulldogs got 11 hits off Kline, but he got some key strikeouts to limit the damage and none of the runs were earned.

Greencastle 7, Big Spring 4

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W — Matt Kline (2-1); L — Powell.

2B — (BS) Ruth; 3B — (GA) Myles Gayman; SB — (GA) Bailey Parker, Austin Branchman.

MCCONNELLSBURG 5, NORTHERN BEDFORD 3 >> McConnellsburg got a combined four-hitter from Garrison Crouse and Chase Novak to hand Northern Bedford a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference defeat.

"They had their (4) errors in the first two innings and we didn't take as much advantage as we should have," Spartans coach Brian Ramsey said. "That resulted in us having to really fight for this win. We did get a well-pitched game."

Crouse went 4 1/3 innings and gave up two hits, and Novak finished up with 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

For McConnellsburg (7-2, 7-1 SHL/ICC), Ryan Koontz was 3-for-4 with one RBI and Logan Little ripped a two-run double in the fifth inning to give the Spartans a 5-0 lead.

McConnellsburg 5

Northern Bedford 3

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W — Garrison Crouse (1-0); L — Gorman; S — Chase Novak (1).

2B — (M) Logan Little, (NB) Hershberger, Gorman; SB — (M) Taylor Souders, Ryan Koontz.

SHALOM CHRISTIAN 11, CUMBERLAND VALLEY CHRISTIAN 5 >> Ten walks and five errors were the downfall of Cumberland Valley Christian in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference loss to Shalom Christian.

The Flames (2-4, 1-2 MDCC) needed just six hits to secure the victory. Kerland Ebersole finished with three RBIs, and Colby Maun plated a pair of runs.

For the Blazers (2-3, 2-3 MDCC), Conner Chapman was 2-for-3 with a triple, and Noah Barnhart finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Shalom Christian 11, CV Christian 5

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W — Dan Watkins (1-0); L — Spencer Propst (1-1).

3B — (CVC) Conner Chapman; SB — (CVC) Aaron McBeth, Noah Barnhart, Dan Miley.

MERCERSBURG 14, GRACE ACADEMY 4 >> Mercersburg Academy put up 13 runs and limited Grace to just four in a non-league victory in five innings.

The Blue Storm (10-0) allowed three runs in the second inning but held the Knights to just one run after that.

Tristan Baker led the way with three hits, while Mike De La Rosa, Brandon Thomas and St. John Smith each had two. Smith hit a bases-clearing triple and drove in four runs, while Baker plated three.

Mercersburg 14, Grace 4

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W — Nathan Abel (1-0); L — Parger.

2B — (M) Tristan Baker; 3B — (M) St. John Smith; SB — (G) Fogel, (M) Mike De La Rosa, Desi Andrews, Baker, Brandon Thomas.

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