The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 13, 2013

High school roundup: Midd-West baseball nears district berth


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BASEBALL

MIDDLEBURG -- Midd-West is one win away from qualifying for the District 4 playoffs after the Mustangs routed Greenwood, 10-0, in a five-inning nonleague contest Monday.

Midd-West (9-8) took control of the game by scoring four runs in the third inning and five in the fourth. Alex Lash and Luke Zimmerman both hit two-run singles to fuel the Mustangs offense.

Midd-West play at Milton today, and the Mustangs host Shikellamy on Friday in their season finale.

n Hughesville 8,

Shikellamy 4

HUGHESVILLE -- The Spartans answered every rally by the Braves to take the nonleague win.

Colby Lahr, Nick Dunn and Blake Bettleyon each had 2-for-4 days at the plate for Shikellamy.

n Halifax 8,

Upper Dauphin 6

ELIZABETHVILLE -- The Wildcats erased an early four-run deficit to get a leg up in the race for the Tri-Valley League championship.

Upper Dauphin scored two first-inning runs on consecutive two-out doubles by Payton Kennerly and Nate Deitrick. Ian Bufflington put the Trojans up 5-1 with a two-run single in the second.

Halifax (13-4, 12-2 TVL), which was tied with Upper Dauphin and East Juniata in the loss column, went ahead by the sixth inning and tacked on two runs in the seventh. The Trojans committed five errors and left 10 runners on base.

"We played our worst game of the year in the biggest game of the year," said Trojans coach Ryan Lentz. "All the 'do not do's' in baseball, we did."

The Trojans (14-5, 12-3) close the regular season today at Millersburg.

n Blue Mountain 18,

Danville 3

DANVILLE -- The Ironmen took an early 2-1 lead after the first inning, but Blue Mountain's bats came alive late and an 8-run fifth inning and 6-run sixth inning were too much for Danville to overcome in a nonleague loss.

Blue Mountain collected 15 hits in the win.

Shayne Riley had a double and 2 RBIs while Mason Fausnaught had just one hit, a solo home run.

Tyler Fisher reached with a double for the Ironmen.

The loss drops Danville to 5-12 overall, 4-8 in the Heartland Division I. The Ironmen play at league rival Selinsgrove today.

n Williamsport 12,

Mifflinburg 2 (5 inn.)

WILLIAMSPORT -- A nine-run fourth inning gave the Millionaires the HAC-I win.

Williamsport (12-4) pitcher Aaron Weber held Mifflinburg (10-9) to five hits in the game, including two each from Brian Zimmerman and Devin Hendrix.

n Newport 6,

Line Mountain 5

MANDATA -- Cory Warford hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning, but it needed to be a three-run homer as the Eagles fell short in their bid to beat the Buffaloes in the TVL matchup.

Line Mountain (8-11, 7-8 TVL) trailed 5-0 after the fourth inning before the Eagles made the game interesting in the final two frames.

SOFTBALL

n Warrior Run 12,

Selinsgrove 2 (5 inn.)

TURBOTVILLE -- Tay Parker struck out 12 of the 18 batters she faced as the Defenders cruised to the nonleague victory.

Parker also came within a single of hitting for the cycle for Warrior Run (15-3). Jackie Clemens and Katy Swartz both added three hits in the game for the Defenders.

Selinsgrove was led by Sarah Reibscheid, who homered in the game.

n Greenwood 7,

Midd-West 1

MIDDLEBURG -- The Wildcats led by three runs before the Mustangs stepped to the plate, and the visitors took the nonleague win.

Greenwood (6-10, 5-8 TVL) scored in each of its last three trips to the plate to seal the victory.

Amy Heggenstaller went 3-for-4 for the Wildcats and Rachel Stroup added two hits and two RBIs.

n Halifax 4,

Upper Dauphin 0

HALIFAX -- A two-hit shutout thrown by Chelsea Konyar lifted the Wildcats to the TVL victory.

Konyar's battery mate, Morgan Cox, hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs to give Halifax its run support.

n Line Mountain 11,

Shikellamy 0 (5 inn.)

MANDATA -- The Eagles burst out of the gate with six runs in the first inning and four more in the second to rout the Braves for the nonleague win.

Casey Masser led Line Mountain at the plate. She went 2-for-2, hit a double and drove in a total of four runs. Sarah Lahr doubled twice and also drove in a pair of runs for the Eagles.

n Lourdes Regional 19,

St. John Neumann 0 (5)

WILLIAMSPORT -- Charlee Rosini threw a one-hitter, but she also had four hits and three RBIs to power the Red Raiders to the nonleague win.

Emily Long went 2-for-2 on the day, but she hit a double, a home run and also drove in five runs and scored five times for Lourdes (14-6).