The Chambersburg Lady Trojan softball team traveled up the interstate this past Saturdayto participate in this year's Big Spring High School Softball Invitational. In addition to Chambersburg and the host team Big Spring, the tournament included Shippensburg, Harrisburg, Dallastown, State College, Central York, and Northern Lebanon. The Trojans opened their tournament play with a dominant 10-3 victory over Dallastown. That win set them up to face the host team Big Spring, winners over Harrisburg by a 7-0 score in their first contest. Both teams are similar in that they are known for both strong pitching and hitting. The Trojans struck early in the first inning with Breanne Paetow reaching base, then scoring on an outfield single by Karley Skultety. Later in the first inning the Trojans were able to add a second run when Erissa Varner scored from second base on a hit by Saleen Null. The first inning ended with the Trojans holding a 2-0 lead. That lead would turn out to be all Chambersburg needed. The Trojans stayed in front on the shutout pitching performance of Kylee Miller and timely defense in the field, including a double play to end Big Spring's best scoring threat. The 2-0 victory earned the Lady Trojans a spot in the first place game against Central York. The championship game began with the Trojans taking an early lead once again, but in the second inning the weather, in the form of intense thunder, lightning, and heavy rain forced a suspension of play for the day.
Current information from the Big Spring Athletic Department is that the continuation of the game will be held at a later date.
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