Mercersburg Academy took on rival Hill School in a Mid-Atlantic Prep League baseball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon and the Blue Storm ended up winning both games, in completely different style.
In the opener, Mercersburg (10-7, 4-0 MAPL) earned a 3-2 victory when Nathan Abel singled in the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth inning. Parker Hancock walked, took second on a passed ball and raced home on Abel's base hit to right field.
Abel pitched two hitless innings of relief with three strikeouts to gain the victory.
In the second game, the teams combined for 23 runs and 20 hits and the Blue Storm prevailed, 13-10, surviving a seven-run Blues sixth inning.
Dylan Bartlett was 2-for-2 with a home run and drove in four runs for Mercersburg and Brandon Thomas was 3-for-5.
- Southern Fulton swept a twinbill from Everett, winning 2-1 and 8-7. In the opener, Tanner Elbin's fielder's choice grounder brought in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. In the second game, the Indians trailed 7-5 entering the seventh, and scored three runs. Branden Lynch singled in two runs and Elbin scored on a passed ball.
- Shayan Ghodsi and Jack Jensen won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, and also paired for a doubles win, but Mercersburg Academy was edged 4-3 by Hill.
Southern Fulton 2, Everett 1
Southern Fulton (5-2, 3-2 SHL/ICC) 8, Everett 7
Mercersburg Academy 3, Hill 2, 8 innings
Mercersburg Academy (10-7, 4-0 MAPL) 13, Hill 10
Everett 8, Southern Fulton 1
Everett 17, Southern Fulton (0-6, 0-5 SHL/ICC) 2
Red Land 20, Chambersburg (1-4, 1-4 MPC) 7
Hill 14, Mercersburg Academy (4-3, 1-2 MAPL) 4
Northern York 5, Chambersburg (0-9) 0
Bishop McDevitt 3, James Buchanan (7-4, 4-3 MPC) 2
Hill 4, Mercersburg Academy (0-5, 0-4 MAPL) 3