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F-F Highlights: Ship softball stomps Northeastern

It didn't take long for the Shippensburg softball team to end a non-league contest with Northeastern on a chilly Friday afternoon.

The Lady Hounds took down the Wildcats 17-1 in three innings thanks to a walk-off two-run home run hit by Courtney Coy to end the game in the bottom of the third inning due to the 15-run rule.

Coy was 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles, six RBIs and the game-ending dinger - and claimed the win in the circle.

"The girls really brought the bats tonight, and good thing too because I think this was the coldest game we ever played," Shippensburg coach Mike Peters said. "I actually thanked Courtney after she hit that home run because it was so cold. She was on point at the plate."

Shippensburg (2-1) scored 10 runs in the firsts inning alone, and added five more in the second.

Emily Wenner was 2-for-3 from the plate with two RBIs, while Morgan Fetter had three hits and a pair of runs batted in. Sami Barmont, Amber Orndorff and Kara Bowermaster also had two hits and one RBI each.

Dominant performances: Shippensburg was not the only area softball team to dominate in the cold on Friday as both James Buchanan and Waynesboro earned decisive wins against non-league opponents.

The Rockets (2-1) claimed a 13-2 victory over Spring Mills (W.Va.) thanks to a well-rounded scoring effort.

James Buchanan racked up 17 hits led by Jenna Mongold who was 4-for-4 with four RBIs. Carly Caron followed with three RBIs and stole two bases.

Lizzie Pittman earned the win in her varsity debut allowing just two hits through five hard-fought innings and struck out two.

"We hit the ball very solid and put a lot of pressure on their defense," James Buchanan coach Troy Pittman said. "For a young bunch of girls they are playing very well."

The Waynesboro Maidens (4-2) earned a 15-6 victory over South Western thanks to a two-run home run hit by Liz Churchman, and another home run belted later by Jenna Powell.

Waynesboro has now won four in a row after starting the season 0-2.

Top performers

Girls lacrosse

  • Hannah Raines scored 6 goals for Chambersburg, which earned their first win of the season, outscoring Harrisburg Christian 6-1 in the second half. Avery Rife also tallied four goals for the Trojans.


Spring Grove 5, Shippensburg (0-3) 2
Fannett-Metal at Southern Fulton, PPD - 5/16
McConnellsburg at Northern Bedford, PPD - 5/15
James Buchanan at Fairfield, cancelled

Shippensburg (2-1) 17, Northeastern 1, 3 innings
James Buchanan (2-1) 13, Spring Mills 2
Waynesboro 15 (4-2), South Western 6
Fannett-Metal at Southern Fulton, PPD - 5/16
McConnellsburg at Northern Bedford, PPD - 5/16

Hershey 5, Chambersburg (0-7) 0
East Pennsboro 3, James Buchanan (5-3, 4-2 MPC) 2

Girls lacrosse
Chambersburg (1-3) 13, Harrisburg Christian 6