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SOFTBALL: Tuesday's roundup, Chambersburg can't push runs across in loss to Mifflin County

LEWISTOWN >> Chambersburg's softball team out-hit Mifflin County on Tuesday, but a rough first inning and some bad luck proved costly.

The Huskies put up three runs in the first inning, and the Trojans couldn't push across any in a 4-0 Mid Penn Commonwealth Division loss. Chambersburg (6-5, 4-5 MPC) had seven hits, but Lily Nolan was the only player to finish with more than one – she went 2-for-3.

"There were probably three different times where our girls hit the ball hard, but the wind was really buzzing, and it killed the ball," Chambersburg co-coach Ted Bittinger said. "If not for the wind, there's a chance all three of them go over the fence."

Mifflin County opened the game with three runs in the first inning. Laken Myers (4-2) struck out the first batter of the game, but the next two Huskies walked, and a single and a double helped Mifflin County take a 3-0 lead.

"I was really pleased with the way we hit and Laken's pitching," Bittinger said. "She had some calls we didn't think went her way in the first inning, but we can't blame the umpires. We just have to turn things around. It was just one of those games."

Mifflin County 4 Chambersburg 0

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W — Hannah Ruby; L — Laken Myers (4-2).

2B — (C) Sam Bender, (MC) Shirey, Smith.

JV — Mifflin County 11, Chambersburg 10. The Trojans fought back from a 7-1 deficit, but lost in the 9th inning. Bri Boyd had a double and 2 RBIs and Tierra Kauffman also doubled. In the second game, Chambersburg (9-1) won 9-3.

BIG SPRING 7, WAYNESBORO 5 >> Waynesboro had more hits than Big Spring in a Mid Penn Colonial game, but it couldn't capitalize and took a narrow defeat.

The Maidens (1-10, 1-4 MPC) had nine hits, including three from Katie Wise, while Big Spring had just six. Abby Ebersole had a double, a triple and two RBIs.

Big Spring 7, Waynesboro 5

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W — Alyssa Medina (1-6); L — Kelsi Minich.

2B — (W) Abby Ebersole, (BS) Brooklyn Wagner; 3B — (W) Ebersole.

NORTHERN BEDFORD 8-11, FANNETT-METAL 7-3 >> Northern Bedford finally broke through for a victory in the 11th inning of previously-suspended game, then earned a convincing win over Fannett-Metal in Game 2 of a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference doubleheader.

"Unfortunately, it seemed like our girls didn't respond well after the first loss," Tiger coach Mike DeAngelo said.

Northern Bedford won the first game on a one-out RBI-single from Peyton Leidy.

The Tigers (1-11, 1-9 SHL, 1-8 ICC) then managed only five hits in the second game.

In Game 1, Brooke Harris finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a double, and Candice Cornell had a pair of singles. Melissa Zeger was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the nightcap.

N. Bedford 8, Fannett-Metal 7

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W — Eshelman; L — Brooke Harris (1-6).

2B — (FM) Harris.

N. Bedford 9, Fannett-Metal 3

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W — Eshelman; L — Brooke Harris (1-7).

2B — (FM) Mandy Swailes.

MERCERSBURG 9, ST. JOHN'S 3 >> Mercersburg Academy pitcher Sydney Reath allowed nine hits and walked four batters, but she also struck out 18 to lead the Blue Storm over St. John's Catholic Prep in an IPSL game Tuesday.

"It was a good team win over a good team in the improving IPSL," Mercersburg coach John David Bennett said. "I didn't even realize Sydney had that many strikeouts until I looked at the book."

Reath was also 3-for-4 to keep her batting average over .700. Alyssa Magazine had two doubles and two RBIs for the Storm (6-5, 4-0 IPSL), and Sarah Lyman and Ava Paul each had two hits.

Mercersburg 9, St. John's 3

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W — Sydney Reath (6-4); L — Hill.

2B — (M) Alyssa Magazine 2, Maya Miller, (SJ) Tighe; SB — (MA) Sophia Fabiano, Miller.