H.S. Highlights: Greencastle scoots by East Penn
Greencastle-Antrim finally made its way back to the baseball diamond Monday, and came away with a 2-1 win over East Pennsboro in non-league action.
Although the Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second, the Blue Devils (2-0) quickly responded.
In the top of the third with two outs and no one on, Greencastle's Myles Gayman delivered a single, and he was followed by a walk to Austin Branchman. Matt Kline then smacked a single to drive in courtesy runner Logan Dixon, and another RBI single from Quin Ambeault provided the winning run.
"It was nice to see our guys respond," G-A coach Eric Shaner said. "We fell behind early on an unearned run, but nobody pouted; nobody put their head down. We answered and then basically held on the rest of the way. We did a lot of little things well."
Gayman picked up his second win on the mound. He went five innings, allowed just three hits and struck out five. Kline closed out the final two innings to pick up a save.
"It was an awesome game between two really good pitchers," Shaner said. "(East Penn's Drew) Miller is going to Millersville, and he's an outstanding pitcher. He beat us last year. To watch him and Myles go at it, then even Matt Kline at the end, that was pretty special."
Gayman, Kline and Ambeault all finished with a pair of hits.
Fannett-Metal 13, Shalom Christian 1: Fannett-Metal notched its first win of the season with a five-inning defeat of Shalom Christian in non-league action. The Tigers (1-5) got a one-hitter from Cole Funk, who also smacked a double. Kyler Harris and Taylor Miller each had two hits apiece. Shalom is now 3-4.
“It was a very good feeling for the boys to get this win under their belt and possibly gain some confidence as we go,” F-M coach Jamie Funk said. “We have been in the last several games that we’ve played up until this one, but we always had one or two plays that took us out of it.”
Broadfording 8, Cumb. Valley Christian 0: The Blazers’ offense was completely shut down. Spencer Propst has the only hit for CVC (2-2, 2-1 MDCC), and Broadfording pitching racked up 18 strikeouts.
Hancock 7, McConnellsburg 6: Hancock put up three runs early then stayed one step ahead of McConnellsburg for the non-league victory. Ryan Koontz had a double and a single, and Matt Huston had a pair of singles for the Spartans (2-4).
Cumb. Valley Christian 11, Broadfording 0: The Blazers rolled to an 8-0 lead in the first half, with goals coming from eight different players. In the end, nine different players scored goals. Isabel Beard and Emily Bard each had two goals, Tori Stouffer assisted on 3 and Imani Harper had 2 assists.
Carlisle 5, Chambersburg 0: The Thundering Herd won each match in straight sets to roll over the Trojans (2-4, 1-2 MPC) in a Commonwealth Division match. Naushair Hussain returned to his No. 2 singles spot and had the closest match for Chambersburg, falling 6-1, 6-2 to Ben Hicks.
Palmyra 4, James Buchanan 1: The undefeated streak came to an end, as James Buchanan suffered a Mid Penn Colonial Division defeat to Palmyra. The lone victor for the Rockets (9-1, 5-1 MPC) was Chance Wishard, who beat Ben Rusling in straight sets at No. 1 singles.
Lower Dauphin 20, Chambersburg 9: The Trojans scored a season-high nine goals, but it wasn't enough to overcome Lower Dauphin in a Mid Penn Conference matchup. Cedric Adams and Haden Ocker each scored a hat trick for Chambersburg (0-5, 0-3 MPC), which was hindered by an early illegal stick penalty, which helped LD score seven goals in three minutes. The Falcons led 10-2 after the first quarter.
"It's been a long season with our young pups, but they seemed to come alive tonight," Trojan coach Paul Flohr said. "But we're still only winning less than 20 percent of the faceoffs, and it's killing us."