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The Chambersburg baseball team fell in the team's Mid Penn Commonwealth Division opener against Red Land on Wednesday, a 6-0 decision after struggling to get any sort of offensive rhythm.

After falling to a 3-0 deficit, the Trojans managed to load the bases against Red Land's Zeb Stough in the bottom of the fifth inning, but could not capitalize.

Five Chambersburg players had one hit, while Red Land's Nate Chapman racked up three hits against Chambersburg (1-2, 0-1 MPC) and batted in the first three runs of the game.

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Wind robbed the Goose: The Chambersburg softball team claimed another mercy-rule win in a 14-0 decision in five innings against Mid Penn Commonwealth foe Red Land, thanks to a big fourth inning.

The Lady Trojans (2-0, 1-0 MPC) scored 10 runs in the top of the fourth as the bats remain hot early in the season.

Leah "the Goose" Hunt had a pair of doubles and three RBIs. But it could have been more.

"Of course the Goose crushed the ball harder than I've ever seen," Chambersburg coach Chris Skultety said. "The wind was blowing in pretty hard and it stopped it at the fence, but it would have been way out on a normal day."

Caeley Etter was 3-for-4 and brought in three runs, while Taylor Myers hit 3-for-4 with three RBIs and stole three bases.

Laken Myers threw lights-out in the circle, allowing just one hit through four innings and struck out six to earn the win.

Tigers rally: The Fannett-Metal softball team rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning to come out with a 5-4 non-league win over Hancock.

Jamie Adams and Makayla O'Donel kicked things off with back-to-back hits late in the game.

Brooke Harris earned with win for Fannett-Metal (2-0). She allowed just one earned run.

Top performers

Baseball

  • Brandon Thomas of Mercersburg Academy hit a pair of home runs for the Blue Storm, knocking in a total of three runs, but it was not enough to lift Mercersburg over St. Maria Goretti in an IPSL contest. Goretti claimed a 15-10 win over Mercersburg. 

Boys tennis

  • James Buchanan's Josh Summers posted a pair of 6-0 shutouts over Middletown's Jarod Frekot in No. 3 singles. James Buchanan (4-2, 2-1 MPC) earned a 4-1 Mid Penn Colonial Division win over the Raiders.

SCORES

Baseball
Red Land 6, Chambersburg 0
Southern Fulton at Meyersdale, ppd. to Friday
St. Maria Goretti 15, Mercersburg Academy 10

Softball
Chambersburg 14, Red Land 0, 6 innings
Southern Fulton at Meyersdale, ppd. to Friday
Fannett-Metal 5, Hancock 4

Boys tennis
James Buchanan 4, Middletown 1
John Handley 6, Mercersburg Academy 1

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