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Preps Area Roundup -- Blue Devils, Maidens advance in state tourneys

June 01, 2009

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Greencastle-Antrim 3, West Chester East 0

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Autumn Appley and Rachel Kline combined to pitch a shutout and Greencastle-Antrim scored all three of its runs in the first inning as the Blue Devils beat West Chester East (18-6) in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA state tournament Monday.

Katy Bobbitt started Greencastle's first-inning rally with a one-out triple. After Rochelle Christman drew a walk and stole second, Rachel Statler singled to score Bobbitt and send Christman to third. After Statler stole second, Kline hit a two-run double down the left-field line.

Appleby (10-2), the starter, allowed five hits and three walks while striking out six in six innings. Kline pitched the seventh inning for the save, walking one and striking out one.

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The Blue Devils (22-3), the District 3 champions, will play District 9 champ Punxsutawney in the quarterfinals Thursday at a site and time to be determined.

Greencastle-Antrim 3, West Chester East 0
W.C. East 000 000 0 -- 0 5 2
Greencastle 300 000 x -- 3 4 0

Rupple and Brignola. Appleby, Kline (7) and Christman. WP -- Appleby (10-2). LP -- Rupple. SV -- Kline (2).

Waynesboro 4, Whitehall 1

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Mallory Wishard and winning pitcher Taryn Ashway each had two hits as Waynesboro, the District 3 runner-up, knocked off District 11 champ Whitehall (19-5) in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament.

Ashway (18-3) pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits and striking out 11.

The Maidens (22-3) will face District 12 champ Saint Huberts in the quarterfinals Thursday at a site and time to be determined.

Waynesboro 4, Whitehall 1
Waynesboro 000 202 0 -- 4 7 0
Whitehall 000 001 0 -- 1 7 1

Ashway and Decker. Kloposits and Charlos. WP -- Ashway (18-3). LP -- Kloposits.

Spring-Ford 6, Chambersburg 0

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. -- Chambersburg (18-6), the District 3 third-place finisher, lost to District 1 champ Spring-Ford (21-2) in first round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament.

No further information was available.

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North Penn 6, Chambersburg 0

HERSHEY, Pa. -- Eric Ruth pitched a four-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts as North Penn (17-7) beat Chambersburg (16-7) in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA state tournament.

North Penn 6, Chambersburg 0
North Penn 000 041 1 -- 6 12 0
C'burg 000 000 0 -- 0 4 0

Ruth and Albaugh. Mentzer, Warner (6) and Hammond. WP -- Ruth. LP -- Mentzer (5-4). HR -- NP: Zinmeister (5th, one on); Albaugh (7th, none on).

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