BASEBALL: Tuesday's roundup, Shippensburg wraps up Colonial Division crown
HARRISBURG >> The bats were on fire for Shippensburg and Cordell Shannon was on in a Mid Penn Colonial Division game against Boiling Springs on Tuesday.
That meant the Greyhounds, after their 6-0 win over the Bubblers, got to celebrate their Colonial Division baseball championship at Metro Bank Park on City Island.
The Greyhounds (14-3, 8-1 MPC) racked up 13 hits, including two each from Daulton Brenize, Nick Jacoby, Cordell Shannon and Damon Watkins. Brenize and Shannon each drove in a pair of runs.
Shannon also had another fine outing to pick up his fifth win of the season. He fired a three-hitter that featured 11 strikeouts. He walked only two.
Shippensburg 6 Boiling Springs 0
W — Cordell Shannon (5-1); L — Josh McCoy.
2B — (S) Matt Frick, (B) Nick Rosario.
WAYNESBORO 10, JAMES BUCHANAN 2 >> Waynesboro's baseball team racked up 11 hits and was strong on the mound in a Mid Penn Colonial Division win over James Buchanan.
The Indians (5-11, 2-7 MPC) jumped out to a 3-2 lead after four innings and scored five runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to put the game away.
"It was a good game," Waynesboro coach Greg Chandler said. "We hit the ball well and got guys in scoring position, and Zac Kober did a great job holding the lead."
Staked to a one-run lead in the third inning, Kober pitched four innings of relief, giving up just one hit and one walk.
Chandler said, "He put up goose eggs there for three innings, and that was huge."
Cody Cline finished with three hits and stole three bases for the Indians, and Austin Hanshew had two hits and two RBIs. David Emmert also had two hits and three RBIs.
For the Rockets, Zach Vosburg and Aaron Nagy both had a pair of hits (8-7, 5-4 MPC).
Waynesboro 10, James Buchanan 2
W — Zach Stultz (3-2); L — Remi Spoonhour (0-2).
2B — (JB) Toby Sowers, (W) Sawyer Duffey; SB — (W) Cody Cline 3, Austin Hanshew, Todd Riddell.
GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM 2, BIG SPRING 0 >> Derek Measell and Myles Gayman combined for a two-hit shutout to carry Greencastle over Big Spring in a Mid Penn Colonial Division game.
"It wasn't pretty, but we'll take it after two losses," Blue Devil coach Eric Shaner said. "The pitching was effective and the defense was good, and we scratched and clawed to get the runs we needed."
Gayman threw the first three innings, allowed one hit and fanned four, while Measell threw the last four and gave up one hit while striking out five. He lowered his ERA to 0.42.
In the second inning, Gayman singled and came around on two passed balls and Austin Branchman's sacrifice fly. In the sixth, G-A (10-7, 6-3 MPC) loaded the bases with no outs and Gayman walked to force in a run, but that was it.
Gayman and Dillon Morgan were each 2-for-2.
Greencastle 2, Big Spring 0
W — Derek Measell (6-1); L — Lowell Singer.
SB — (GA) Dillon Morgan 2, (BS) Black.
SOUTHERN HUNTINGDON 20, FANNETT-METAL 2 >> Fannett-Metal didn't do much of anything right in a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference loss to Southern Huntingdon.
"We committed a fielding error on the first play of the game, and that seemed to be the trend for us," F-M coach Kory Miller said. "We had five errors and several other balls that were misplayed."
The Tigers (1-16, 0-13 SHL, 0-11 ICC) got RBI singles from Dalton Friese and Austin Raymer, and Hunter Kann, Chris Rosenberry and Taylor Miller all had a stolen base.
Southern Huntingdon 20 Fannett-Metal 2
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W — Brendan Wagner; L — Cole Funk (0-7).
2B — (SH) Quinten Whitsel, Scott Carbaugh, Matthew Parks; SB — (FM) Hunter Kann, Chris Rosenberry, Taylor Miller.
TUSSEY MOUNTAIN 13, FORBES ROAD 4 >> Forbes Road continued to struggle offensively in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference loss to Tussey Mountain.
"Our effort just wasn't there tonight," Cardinal coach Randy Gelvin said. "(Tussey Mountain) isn't really that horribly much better than us, but I think our guys are about ready to pack it in. Our pitching wasn't very good, and even though we didn't play a horrible defense, we can't win with only five hits."
Aaron Schepis was the highlight of the night for the Cardinals (3-13, 3-12 SHL, 2-12 ICC). He went 3-for-4 with a triple and a double.
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W — Taylor; L — Weylin Mitchell (1-5).
2B — (TM) Taylor, (FR) Aaron Schepis; 3B — (FR) Schepis.
SHALOM CHRISTIAN 12, CALVARY 8 >> Shalom Christian needed just three hits to score 12 runs and defeat Calvary Christian in Mason-Dixon Christian Conference action.
The Flames (7-5, 5-4 MDCC) drew 15 walks and were hit five times. Mikey White and Jacob Nicholas each scored three runs, while Colby Maun crossed home plate twice.
Levi Nicklas, White and Nicholas each had singles.
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SB — (SC) Colby Maun 2, Mikey White 2, Jacob Nicholas 2, Jake Holderman, Toshiaki Wayama, Levi Nicklas, Daniel Watkins.