Trojans advance to state tourney

Devils done

June 02, 2006

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Chambersburg rebounded from an 11-0 loss to Governor Mifflin in Tuesday's PIAA District 3-AAAA semifinals with a 4-0 shutout of Carlisle on Thursday in the third-place game at Heishman Complex to qualify for the state tournament.

"After the way we played Tuesday, this was good recovery," Trojans coach Harvey Staver said. "We showed some character today. We think we're in good position even though we're the third seed from the district. We won (our first-round game) from that position last year."

Allee Rife (11-4) tossed a one-hitter, striking out eight, and her first-inning RBI triple gave her all the offense she needed.

The Trojans (19-4) scored a few more just in case. Sam Foreman drove in a run with a single in the third, and a bases-loaded walk drove in another. Emily Swartz homered in the sixth for the final run.


Chambersburg will play Monday in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament. The opponent and site for the game are to be announced.

Northern York 1, Greencastle 0

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Another extra-inning pitchers' duel. Another heartbreaking loss for Sarah Signore and the Blue Devils - and this one ended their season.

Signore was spectacular, allowing just one hit and striking out 11 in 10 innings. But Greencastle's offense could not crack Northern York ace Jess Rhoads in the PIAA District 3-AAA third-place game.

Northern York scored the winning run in the top of the 10th without a hit. Kristina Warner drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a Blue Devils error.

Greencastle (22-5) missed an opportunity in the ninth when Kris Root was called out on a steal of second for the first out, a controversial call.

"The umpire called Kris out for sliding past the bag," Blue Devils coach Jamie Richardson said. "I didn't see it. She easily beat the throw."

Brittany Main's one-out single could have scored the speedy Root, but it was not to be.

"I'm just tired of not getting any breaks," Richardson said.

Greencastle had another good scoring opportunity in the seventh, with runners on first and second with one out. A fielder's choice groundout and a strikeout ended the threat.

Rhoads allowed three hits and struck out 10 for Northern York.

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