The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 17, 2014

H.S. roundup: Mifflinburg softball turns back Midd-West in HAC-I action


MIFFLINBURG — With four wins separating the two teams in the win column, and five in the losses, Wednesday’s Heartland-I matchup between Mifflinburg and Midd-West had the potential to be a lopsided affair.

That wasn’t the case however, as Mifflinburg clawed its way to just five hits in the game to beat Midd-West, 4-0.

Among those five hits for Mifflinburg (6-1 overall and HAC-I) was a solo home run by Kayla Kline in the first inning, plus a two-run shot by Margaret Wiand that came in the fourth.

Wiand finished 2-for-3 after she also hit a triple for the Wildcats, while Emily Stauffer went 2-for-2 and had a double in the win.

Midd-West (1-7, 1-7) was held to three hits — two by Ashley Gesselman — in the complete-game shutout thrown by Chelsea Mitchell.

Montoursville 15, Warrior Run 3

TURBOTVILLE — The Warriors pounded out 18 hits to crush the Defenders for the HAC-II win.

Mikayla Griner batted 2-for-2 and had two doubles for Warrior Run (2-5, 2-4 HAC-II), with battery mate Lynn Vermilya adding an RBI double for the Defenders.

Line Mountain 10, Newport 0 (6 innings)

MANDATA — Leading by just two, a five-run third inning blew the game wide open for the Eagles in the TVL win over the Buffaloes.

Line Mountain had 15 hits in the contest, with Joelle Snyder and Madeline Reed leading the way. Snyder batted 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs, while Reed hit 3-for-4.


Central Columbia 6, Southern Columbia 2

ALMEDIA — The Tigers tasted defeat for the first time this year after the Blue Jays scored at least one run in the first five innings of the HAC crossover game.

Blake Marks led Southern (5-1) by going 2-for-2, while Nathan Hunter and Zach Tillett had an RBI double and an RBI triple, respectively.

Lewisburg 9,  Mount Carmel 6

LEWISBURG — Jacob Girton not only pitched a complete-game victory for the Green Dragons, but he also led the team at the plate in the HAC-II win over the Red Tornadoes.

Girton batted 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Drew Newcomb also went 2-for-3 and he hit a three-run homer for Lewisburg (2-5 overall) in the second inning.

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