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SOFTBALL: Thursday's roundup,

NEWVILLE >> The offense was productive enough to overcome five errors and a potent Big Spring hitting attack.

That allowed Greencastle-Antrim to pick up a 10-7 Mid Penn Colonial Division softball victory on the road Thursday afternoon.

The Blue Devils (6-2, 3-1 MPC) totaled 12 hits, including two doubles and a triple by Ally Brown.

"The offense played real well, but the defense still has to tighten up," G-A coach Mark DeCarli said. "Every time we play Big Spring we expect a battle – and we got one – but we hung tough and pulled out a win."

Brown had four runs batted in for the Blue Devils. Katie Gelsinger was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Alison Shockey was 3-for-4, Ali Sherman was 2-for-3 and Brooke Zeger belted her first home run of the season.

Liz Ward was the beneficiary of the scoring, getting the win on the mound, although the Bulldogs rapped out 13 hits, including a three-run blast by Kelsi Minnich in the fifth inning to make it 8-7.

Greencastle 10, Big Spring 7

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W — Liz Ward (3-0); L — Kelsi Minnich.

2B — (GA) Ally Brown 2, Katie Gelsinger; 3B — (GA) Brown; HR — (GA) Brooke Zeger (1), (BS) Minnich; SB — (GA) Morgan Wagaman.

JAMES BUCHANAN 17, WAYNESBORO 0 >> James Buchanan exploded for 12 runs in the fifth inning, and that was all she wrote in a Mid Penn Colonial Division defeat of Waynesboro.

The Rockets (8-0, 4-0 MPC) racked up 13 hits and held the Maidens (1-8, 1-3 MPC) to only one.

"Well, they beat the snot of us," Maiden coach Doug Stuart said. "JB has a very nice team. They can bunt, slap; they've got some speed. They're the best team we've faced this year, and that fifth inning just got away from us."

Shania Fogelsonger was the big hitter for the Rockets, finishing 4-for-5 with an RBI. Brooke Pittman was 3-for-5 with three runs and an RBI, and Taryn Miller was 2-for-5 with four RBIs. Nina Shatzer went 2-for-3 with two runs and a pair of RBIs.

Nicole Kreimer had the lone hit of the game for Waynesboro. Miller pitched the first four innings for JB and Shatzer finished up.

James Buchanan 17 Waynesboro 0 (5)


W — Taryn Miller (5-0); L — Alyssa Medina (1-5).

SB — (JB) Brooke Pittman, Shania Fogelsonger, Jennae Piper, Cara Bender, (W) Nicole Kreimer.

SHIPPENSBURG 16, BOILING SPRINGS 0 >> Shippensburg jumped on Boiling Springs and cruised to a Mid Penn Colonial Division win.

The Lady Hounds (6-2, 3-1 MPC) scored six runs in the first inning and followed with four in the second and three in both the third and fourth to end the game.

"We needed a night like this after a tough loss at Greencastle on Tuesday," Ship coach Mike Peters said. "I challenged the girls to start fast and score first, and they responded with six in the first to give us a nice cushion."

Courtney Coy and Morgan Fetter both hit their first home runs of the season, and Fetter finished 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Nicole Baker also finished 3-for-4 and scored four runs, and Taylor Davidson finished a perfect 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs.

Shippensburg 16

Boiling Springs 0

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W — Courtney Coy (5-2); L — Taylor Giles.

2B — (S) Nicole Baker, Taylor Davidson; 3B — (S) Brooke Barrett; HR —(S) Coy, Morgan Fetter.