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April 12, 2013

High school softball: Mifflinburg edges Milton to stay unbeaten

Mifflinburg edges Milton to stay unbeaten

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"It was a good game all around," Ross said. "You're looking at two good teams. We have to face them one more time, and we'll probably see them in districts too."

The Black Panthers took a 3-2 lead on Derr's two-run shot to right-center in the top of the third. Mifflinburg tied it at 3 in its half of the third when Mackenzie Kyler singled in courtesy runner Morgan Kyler. Two batters later, with runners on second and third, the Wildcats' Mckenzie Noll singled to center. Stauffer scored from third with ease, but center fielder Linea Brouse threw home to Miller, who appeared to tag Mackenzie Kyler out at the plate. But she was called safe due to catcher interference.

"I guess the umpire called interference on the catcher," Ross said.

"He didn't tell me that," Keefer said of the home-plate umpire. "When I asked him why she wasn't out, all he said was, 'She hit the runner before the ball got there.' I said, 'What's that mean'? He said, 'She's safe.'"

Milton tied the game with two in the fourth before Stauffer hit her third home run in the last two games to give the Wildcats the lead for good.

"It felt great coming off the bat," Stauffer said.

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