By The Daily Item
CATAWISSA -- Thanks to a career day by Tay Parker on Thursday, Warrior Run scored three runs in the first inning and they held up the remainder of the game to give the Defenders a 3-1 Heartland-II victory and a season sweep over Southern Columbia.
Parker threw a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts to break the school record of 790 career strikeouts set by Laura Harris from 1998-2001. The Bloomsburg University-bound Parker has now struck out 797 batters in her career.
Katy Swartz and Lynn Vermilya provided the offense for Warrior Run (13-2, 10-2 HAC-II). Swartz hit a double and a triple and had two RBIs, while Vermilya hit an RBI triple for the Defenders.
Blair Johnston hit an RBI double for Southern (11-5).
n Milton 13,
Selinsgrove 3 (5 inn.)
MILTON -- While Taylor Batman was pitching a complete game, her battery mate, MacKenna Miller, provided the offense as she went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in the HAC-I win for the Black Panthers.
Dani Lincoln added two hits with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored, plus Mary Adams and Bayli Derr had an additional five combined RBIs and four runs scored for Milton (10-2 overall and HAC-I).
Jess Kerstetter and Katie Spriggle both had a pair of hits to lead Selinsgrove.
n Danville 12,
Midd-West 1 (5 inn.)
MIDDLEBURG -- Megan Dennen was a one-girl wrecking crew for the Ironmen as her five-RBI day led Danville to the HAC-I win.
Danville (8-7) batted around in the first inning and scored 10 runs. Dennen went to bat twice in the frame and had two hits and three RBIs.
Dennen added a two-run single in the second inning for the Ironmen.
Midd-West (1-12, 0-11 HAC) was held to a single hit, a double by Adrianne Gesselman.
n Lourdes Regional 10,
WEATHERLY -- Charlee Rosini threw a complete-game victory and she also went 3-for-4 to lead the Red Raiders to the Schuylkill League win.
Rosini doubled twice on the day, and she also drove in three runs and scored twice for Lourdes (12-4).
n Central Columbia 16,
Hughesville 1 (4 inn.)
ALMEDIA -- Already leading by seven runs, the Blue Jays put together a nine-run fourth to end their HAC-II matchup versus the Spartans. Central improves to 11-4, 9-3 in league play.
n Midd-West 11,
Danville 1 (5 innings)
MIDDLEBURG -- The Mustangs tallied five runs in each of the third and fifth innings to run away for the HAC-I victory.
Alex Lash had a three-run single to key the third inning for Midd-West (8-6, 4-6 HAC), while Matt Aurand hit a two-run double to highlight the fifth for the Mustangs.
"The kids played a good ballgame. We strung the hits together and that's what you have to do," said Midd-West coach Ron Flood.
Shayne Riley went 2-for-2 to lead Danville (4-8, 3-6).
n Halifax 17,
Greenwood 1 (4 inn.)
MILLERSTOWN -- After scoring a run in the first inning and two in the second, Halifax really built momentum in the game with a seven-run third that resulted in the TVL win. Greenwood falls to 1-12 overall with the loss.
n Newport 3,
East Juniata 0
COCOLAMUS -- The Buffaloes got a two-run home run from Megan Reeser in the fourth inning to prevail in the TVL matchup. Reeser finished 3-for-3 for Newport. No other player for either team had more than a single hit.
n Lewisburg 5,
MUNCY -- On Wednesday the senior class took care of business for Lewisburg as it wrapped up its fourth straight HAC-II title.
On Thursday however, it was time for the underclassmen to shine for the Green Dragons.
Led by a 6-3, 7-5 win from junior Glen Gallik at No. 1 singles, Lewisburg blanked Muncy to wrap up its regular season.
Two seniors -- Wes Sigl and Patrick Barrett -- won for Lewisburg (16-1, 13-1 HAC-II) at No. 3 singles and at No. 1 doubles, while the Green Dragons' remaining wins all came from underclassmen.
n Mifflinburg 4,
MIFFLINBURG -- The Wildcats ended their season on a high note as they swept all three singles matches to take the HAC-I win.
Highlighting the day for Mifflinburg (6-9) was Landon Walter's 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Steven Zhang at No. 1 singles.
n District 4 Singles Tourn.
WILLIAMSPORT -- Two of the top seeds for this weekend's tournament will be wearing green uniforms as Lewisburg seniors Ben Koch and Kerry Shutt are seeded No. 2 and No. 8, respectively.
The other Valley player to earn a seed on Saturday is Danville senior Steven Zhang. He is seeded No. 7.
Koch gets a bye in the first round, but if he were to advance to the finals there's a possibility of a rematch with Towanda No. 1 seed David Rodenhizer, who defeated Koch in Tuesday's District 4 team tournament match between the Black Knights and the Green Dragons.
Shutt will play the winner of a preliminary match between Shikellamy's Jacob Stuck and Liberty's Andrew Nadas in the first round, while Zhang will play the winner of a preliminary match between Shikellamy's Bobby Dalius and Saint John Neumann's Nick Fischer.
The tournament begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Williamsport High School. The semifinals and finals are Monday at 2 p.m. at the West Branch Racquet Club in South Williamsport.
n Selinsgrove 14,
SELINSGROVE -- A seven-point day by Ben Youngman included a team-high five goals as the Seals cruised to the Central Susquehanna Lacrosse League win.
Marcus Winn and Austin Stroup added four and three goals for Selinsgrove (11-0) respectively, while goalkeeper Tommy Frederick and defenders Ben Kahn, Scott Marquette, Kyle Goran and Ethan Trautman all combined to shut out Mifflinburg (3-8).
n Lewisburg 18,
DANVILLE -- Matt Fedorjaka scored eight goals and he finished with 12 points to lead the Green Dragons past the Ironmen for the CSLL win.
Nathan Fox and Nick Feltham added three goals apiece for Lewisburg (6-4), with Fox also added four assists.
Nolan Fogelmann led Danville with five goals and an assist.