Trojans advance to District 3 final

June 04, 2004


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Andy Carter tripled to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning and scored on Drew McGwin's liner to center, giving Chambersburg a 3-2 victory over Mechanicsburg and a ticket to today's PIAA District 3-AAA championship game.

The last-inning heroics made a winner of Irvin Sleighter (9-0) and put the Trojans into the final against Hempfield at Fredericksburg, Pa.

By making the final, Chambersburg qualified for the 16-team state tournament, beginning Monday.

Carter's triple sailed to the cavern-like gap in left-center at Shippensburg's Memorial Park and sparked the Trojans.

"He hit it out there where those goal posts are," Chambersburg coach Bob Thomas said. "In most places it would have been a home run."

Mechanicsburg walked Jared Olson and Sleighter intentionally, and McGwin fouled off two pitches to fall in a hole. But he showed patience in working the count full, then jumped on a pitch for the winning hit.


Sleighter allowed six hits and two earned runs while fanning six in a complete game. The senior had allowed only one earned run all season coming in.

"What keeps us in the game most of the time when we're not hitting is our pitching," Thomas said, "and lately we've played much better defensively than the first few games."

One of those games was a six-error nightmare in a 7-6 loss to Mechanicsburg earlier this season, in which the Trojans fell in a 7-0 hole.

Carter singled and scored for Chambersburg's first run in the first inning. Sleighter walked in the third and Mc-Gwin's single and Kyle Davis' RBI groundout scored the Trojans' second run.


Exeter 3, Chambersburg 2

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Chambersburg fell to Exeter in the PIAA District 3-AAA final. No other information was reported.

The Trojans will open state tournament play Monday against the champion from either District 2 or 4.


Hagerstown 3, Fayetteville 1

P.J. Hiser had two hits and two RBI to lead Hagerstown over Fayetteville.

Charlie Drummond had two hits and an RBI, while Trey Cobb had two hits for the Braves (7-5).


Frederick 9, Williamsport 6: Rodney Baker, Ryan Kassab, Chaz Remus and Mike Dunn each had two hits, while Bryan Noland homered for Frederick. Matt Fortese had three hits for WIlliamsport, while Scott Keeney, Derek Hadley, Kyle Kane, Matt Byers and Ryan Heavner each had two hits.


Conococheague Little League

Redmen 9, Wolfe's 5: Devon Byrd had eight strikeouts, while Byrd, Austin Taylor and Dalton Scriever had two hits for Redmen. Daryl Shirley had three hits for Wolfe's.

Maugansville Little League

Brewer's Saab 10, Homecare 4: Justin Breeden had three hits and Brad Kiracofe and Nick Burgesser combined on a four-hitter for Brewer's.

Valley Little League

Dorsey Brothers 7, Post 211 6: Victor McCormick had two RBI to lead Dorsey. Justin Scott had two hits for Post 211.

Halfway Little League

Lions 8, Gibney's 7: Kyle Crist had three hits, Brett Allen had two hits, including a home run, and Henry Gigeous had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the sixth for Lions.

Federal Little League

Exchange 8, Lions 5: Patrick Salvagno struck out 11 and homered, while Andrew Yacyk had two hits for Exchange. Greg Linn and Thomas Allen combined to strike out 15 and Linn had three hits for Lions.

Wash. Co. Girls Softball

Middle School Division

Weller's Collision Center 7, Ernst Market 2: Shelby Hilderbrand had two RBI and Bethany Garnand homered for Weller's.

Little South High 18, Big South High 17: Mallory White, Stephanie Doyle, Rebecca McCue, Amanda McCue and Tara Dunham all had two hits for Little South High. Carissa Chaney homered for Big South High.

Senior Interleague

Jeter Paving 9, Mr. Natural's 4: Mike Edwards, Kevin Tyler, Alex Wine and Andrew Bentley each had two hits for Jeter. Ryan Lee and Bo Price each had two hits for Mr. Natural's.

Bowman Sales 7, SAL 5: Winning pitcher John Combs had two hits and struck out nine while John Staley hit a two-run homer for Bowman. Chris Penwell had two hits for SAL.

American Little League

Thompson Concrete 4, Goodwill 3: Dustin Price had two hits for Thompson. Scott St. Clair struck out 11 for Goodwill.

FOP 7, Funkstown 6

Clear Spring Minor League

Clear Spring Pirates 15, Yankees 10: D.J. Naile had three hits for the Pirates, while Riley Lacich, Evan McDonough and Levi Ducher each had two hits.

National Minor League

Antietam Fire Company 18, Long Meadow Exxon 10: Bret Rowland had three hits and Zack Sines and Tyler Keller each had two hits for Antietam.

Sharpsburg Little League

Company One 16, Chase Construction 6: Eddie Seabright had four hits for Company One, while Kyle Murphy and Jake Mann each had two hits. Logan Jamison had two hits for Chase Construction.

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