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,