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SOFTBALL: Thursday's roundup, Shippensburg rallies to defeat Waynesboro, 12-9

SHIPPENSBURG >> After two innings against Waynesboro on Thursday, Shippensburg's softball team was treading water.

The Maidens scored six runs in the first two innings behind two errors and a Tiffany Stull home run, but the Lady Hounds rebounded with seven runs in the third and fourth innings and pulled out a 12-9 Mid Penn Colonial Division win.

"Our defense was not sound tonight, and Waynesboro took advantage of the extra chances we gave them," Ship coach Mike Peters said. "Lexi (Wolfe) pitched well, but our defense let her down."

Waynesboro (0-5, 0-2 MPC) got two hits apiece from Nicole Kreimer and Katie Wise, and Kreimer, Wise, Stull and Elizabeth Churchman all scored twice.

For Shippensburg (4-1, 2-0 MPC) Wolfe finished 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs, and Courtney Coy finished 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs driven in. Nicole Baker also finished 2-for-3.

Peters said, "We hit the ball hard enough to make up for our mistakes, but we have to play better than this if we expect to make a run at the division."

Shippensburg 12, Waynesboro 9


W — Courtney Coy (4-1); L — Alyssa Medina (0-4).

2B — (S) Coy 2, Maddie Miller, Nicole Baker; HR — (W) Tiffany Stull (1).

SOUTHERN FULTON 7, MCCONNELLSBURG 6 >> Both teams put up five hits, but Southern Fulton made them count just a little more in a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference win.

The Spartans (1-5, 1-4 SHL/ICC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Indians (2-3, 2-2 SHL, 2-1 ICC) scored four runs in the second, two in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 7-3 lead. McConnellsburg scored three in the sixth, but Olivia Mottern shut the door on the comeback. She improved to 2-3 on the mound and finished with six strikeouts.

"Overall, I thought we played well defensively, and Olivia pitched well," SF coach Stacy Smith said. "We took advantage of some things with our baserunning."

Bridgette Ritchey had a double for the Spartans, and Madison Koontz notched a triple. Allison Spade and Erica Hoffman both had a triple and stolen base for the Indians.

Southern Fulton 7

McConnellsburg 6

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W — Olivia Mottern (2-3); L — Carly Swope (1-4).

2B — (M) Bridgette Ritchey; 3B — (M) Madison Koontz, (SF) Allison Spade, Erica Hoffman; SB — (SF) Spade, Hoffman.

SOUTHERN HUNTINGDON 11, FANNETT-METAL 1 >> Southern Huntingdon powered its way to a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference win over Fannett-Metal.

The Tigers (0-7, 0-5 SHL, 0-4 ICC) mustered just four hits, compared to 14 by the Rockets, and scored its lone run an on RBI single by Emily Metcalfe.

Southern Huntingdon 11

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W — Julisa Zinobile; L — Brooke Harris (0-4).

2B — (SH) Zinobile, Querry; HR —(SH) Detwiler, Donelson.