Ship Post 223 were unable to keep pace with Franklin County Legion baseball’s top team Tuesday, suffering a 5-1 loss to Waynesboro on the road.
Shippensburg (4-5-2) started out strong early behind starting pitcher Ethan Stouffer, taking a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning. Waynesboro (10-1) then began to assert themselves, scoring at least one run in each of their final three at bats to wrap up the 2019 Franklin County Legion baseball title.
Catcher Nic Weltz led off the second inning with a walk and scored on an Owen Kissinger groundout to give Stouffer an early cushion.
The lead lasted until back-to-back doubles by Owen McLeaf and Bryce Shaffer in the bottom of the fourth inning allowed Waynesboro to tie the score. A second run would eventually cross in the frame to give the hosts a 2-1 edge.
The league leaders took advantage of a Coby Rogers double and three free passes to score two runs in the fifth. Trent Olyer then led off the sixth with a single and came around to score.
Hunter Clever out-dueled Stouffer on the hill, giving up just a single run in 5.1 innings to pick up the win.
Ship Legion concludes their summer schedule when they host Dry Run Thursday evening at Memorial Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.