GREENCASTLE >> In a wild and wooly Mid Penn Colonial Division softball game Tuesday afternoon, Greencastle-Antrim scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and pulled out a 12-11 victory over rival Waynesboro.
In the top of the seventh, the Maidens (0-4, 0-1 MPC) got runners on base via a walk and two errors and Abby Ebersole and Elizabeth Churchman eventually scored on a passed ball and an error.
But facing an 11-10 deficit, the Blue Devils (3-0, 1-0 MPC) got a leadoff single by Jess Root, who ended up 4-for-4 with three steals. She swiped second, then Morgan Wagaman reached on an error. Ally Brown hit a ball to shortstop, but when the ball was thrown away at first, both runners scored to end the game.
The teams combined for 23 runs, 23 hits and 12 errors.
G-A coach Mark DeCarli said, "We need to pick our defense up – we won't win too many games like this. Our pitching and offense are doing well, but not the defense. At least we battled back to win for the second game in a row."
Brown was the winning pitcher, and although she was just 1-for-4 at the plate, she drove in five runs. Katie Gelsinger was also 1-for-4 with four runs batted in. Wagaman had three hits and Alicen Hoover had two.
For Waynesboro, Nicole Kreimer and Katie Wise each had two hits and Jenna Powell and Churchman each drove in three runs.
Greencastle 12, Waynesboro 11
W — Ally Brown (2-0); L — Alyssa Medina (0-3).
2B — (W) Tiffany Stull, (GA) Erin Bontrager; 3B — (GA) Brown; SB — (W) Nicole Kreimer 2, (GA) Jess Root 3, Morgan Wagaman.
JAMES BUCHANAN 15, BOILING SPRINGS 4 >> James Buchanan racked up 20 hits and easily defeated Boiling Springs in a Mid Penn Colonial Division showdown.
The Rockets (4-0, 1-0 MPC) were led at the plate by Charity Miller, who went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Taryn Miller and Jennae Piper both went 3-for-5 with four and three RBIs, respectively, and Piper clubbed a homer. Nina Shatzer and Shania Fogelsonger each had a trio of hits.
"We challenged the girls to come out and score a couple early runs to take some pressure off the defense, and they responded," JB coach Eric Reed said. "The girls hit the ball well up and down the lineup. Nina pitched another solid game; she kept them off balance, and the defense made some nice plays behind her."
Shatzer scatted six hits, struck out six batters and walked just three.
James Buchanan 15, Boiling Springs 4
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W — Nina Shatzer (2-0); L — Rogers.
2B — (JB) Taryn Miller 3, Charity Miller, (Boil) Naguski; 3B — (JB) Shatzer; HR — (JB) Jennae Piper (1), C.Miller (1), (Boil) Rogers; SB — (JB) Brooke Pittman 2, Shania Fogelsonger, T.Miller, C.Miller, Piper.
SHIPPENSBURG 6, BIG SPRING 3 >> Shippensburg jumped out to an early lead and held off a late Big Spring rally for a Mid Penn Colonial Division win.
The Lady Hounds (3-1, 1-0 MPC) jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but the Bulldogs scored three in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to one. Ship then scored two in the top of the seventh to give itself a cushion.
Lady Hound coach Mike Peters said, "Our division is very tough and it's important to start off with a win. Courtney (Coy) pitched a heck of a game, and I was really pleased how we answered their three-run sixth with two of our own."
Nicole Baker had a great day at the plate for Ship, finishing 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Morgan Fetter was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Lexi Wolfe was 3-for-4 and also scored once. Coy pitched a four-hitter, striking out eight with four walks.
Shippensburg 6, Big Spring 3
W — Courtney Coy (3-1); L — Brymesser.
2B — (S) Coy.
EVERETT 10, FANNETT-METAL 1 >> Fannett-Metal racked up eight hits, but put just one run across in a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference defeat.
The Tigers (0-6, 0-4 SHL, 0-3 ICC) had two-hit performances by Kassie Holtry and Melissa Zeger, but they once again couldn't capitalize with runners on base.
F-M coach Michael DeAngelo said, "We continue to put runners on base. We'll look to make adjustments to get them to cross the plate."
Holtry and Zeger also each had a stolen base.
Everett 10, Fannett-Metal 1
W — K.Morral; L — Kassie Holtry.
2B — (E) K.Logan, R.Rice, M.Zinn, H.Laidig, T.Ritchey; HR — (E) Logan 2.
SOUTHERN HUNTINGDON 7, SOUTHERN FULTON 1 >> Southern Huntingdon pulled away late for a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference win over Southern Fulton.
The Indians (1-3, 1-2 SHL, 1-1 ICC) tied the game at one in the fourth inning when Lakyn Morton scored Allison Spade on a groundout, but the Rockets scored one in the sixth and five in the seventh to pull away. Spade finished with two hits for Southern Fulton, and Kierstyn Morton also had a hit.
Southern Huntingdon 7
Southern Fulton 1
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W — Zinobile; L — Olivia Mottern (1-3).
2B — (SH) Zinobile.