A four-run, fourth-inning offensive spurt proved to be key for Shikellamy, as the Braves left Middleburg with their first win of the season, 6-5, in a Heartland Athletic Conference Division I matchup Wednesday.
Kelsey Zimmerman went 2-for-4 for Shikellamy (1-2, 1-2 HAC-I).
Adrianne Gesselman pitched all seven innings for Midd-West (1-3, 0-3), and went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the loss. Brynn Markley had a huge day, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run for the Mustangs.
Emily Klinger went five innings for Shikellamy, recording five strikeouts, while Zimmerman threw the final two frames.
Jersey Shore 7, Mifflinburg 6
MIFFLINBURG — The Wildcats’ comeback attempt in the HAC-I game fell just short as the Bulldogs’ big early lead was just too much to overcome.
Jersey Shore (2-0, 2-0 HAC-I) scored three runs in both the first and third innings to take a 6-0 lead.
Mifflinburg (2-1, 2-1) came back with three runs in the fifth and then two more in the seventh, including Kayla Kline’s solo home run.
Sara Stauffer and Molly Davis each went 3-for-4 to lead the Wildcats.
Warrior Run 10, Hughesville 0 (5 inn.)
HUGHESVILLE — A six-run fifth inning ended the HAC-II game early for the Defenders. Sophomore pitcher Jackie Vognetz threw a two-hitter to get the win for Warrior Run (2-2).
Millersburg 11, Newport 0 (5 inn.)
MILLERSBURG — Junior Marlo Roadcap threw a perfect game for the Indians in the Tri-Valley League contest.
Roadcap struck out 10 of the 15 batters she faced, and she also went 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs for Millersburg (2-1, 2-0 TVL).
Midd-West 8, Selinsgrove 2
SELINSGROVE — A hot start by the Mustangs propelled them past the cross-county rival Seals in a Heartland-I contest.
Midd-West (3-0, 3-0 HAC-I) scored six runs in the first inning and two more in the third to carry an 8-0 lead into the fifth.
“Our defense needs to pick it up and our pitchers are having serious trouble throwing strikes,” said Seals coach Brent Beiler. “If we can sort out the strikes, we can and will be competitive.”
Luke Zimmerman hit a two-run double to key the Mustangs’ offense along with Aaron Sharp, who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Andy Ryan was 2-for-3 and drove in a run for Selinsgrove (1-2, 0-2).