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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).
Danville 8, Milton 7
MILTON — The Ironmen broke a 7-all tie in the top of the seventh to pull out the HAC-I victory.
Dan Seebold went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs for Danville (2-1, 2-1 HAC-I).
Milton (1-1, 1-1) got a 3-for-5 effort from Corey Kriner.
East Juniata 11, Juniata 5
COCOLAMUS — Jeremy Pannebaker got the win in relief of starter Bailey Coder, plus he was 2-for-3 and scored three times in the Tigers’ Tri-Valley League win. East Juniata improved to 1-1 overall and in the league.
Warrior Run 7, Lewisburg 5
TURBOTVILLE — Connor Pelletier and Derek Keiser both went 2-for-3 and hit solo home runs to lead the Defenders to the HAC-II victory.
Pelletier hit his homer in the first inning, while Keiser hit his in the fifth for Warrior Run (1-1, 1-1 HAC-II).
Lewisburg (0-3) got two hits from both Sam Rosevear and Luke Smith.
Southern Columbia 2, Montgomery 1
MONTGOMERY — John Wilson and Blake Marks combined to toss a three-hitter in the Tigers’ season-opening HAC-III win. Wilson worked the first five innings and had eight strikeouts and one walk, while Marks and Zach Tillett had the two RBIs for Southern.
Lewisburg 5, Muncy 0
LEWISBURG — In what could be a first for area boys tennis, the Green Dragons didn’t give up a single game in defeating the Indians for the HAC-II win.
With Glen Gallik, Tim Sprunt and Tyler Spinello back in the singles rotation, Lewisburg (6-0) won each match by a 6-0, 6-0 score.
Selinsgrove 5, Danville 0
SELINSGROVE — The Seals continued to cruise after they gave up a total of three games in three singles matches to take the HAC-I win.
Rob Smith and Brady Fries won 6-1, 6-0 at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, while Theron Fravel picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 3 for Selinsgrove (6-0).
Danville falls to 2-4.
Milton 3, Shikellamy 2
SUNBURY — DJ Clark won again at No. 2 singles and so did the No. 2 doubles team for the Braves, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Black Panther.
Selinsgrove 16, Midd-West 11
MIDDLEBURG — A seven-point day by Jenna Clark (5G, 2A) helped lift the Seals to the Central Susquehanna Girls Lacrosse League win.
Alli Kahn added six points for Selinsgrove (3-1) with four goals and two assists.
Danville 20, Mifflinburg 5
DANVILLE — A pair of seven-point games by Martina Plafcan and Lindsey Strausser helped propel the Ironmen to the CSGLL victory.
Plafcan led Danville (2-0) with six goals, while Strausser had three goals and four assists.
Lewisburg 89, Mifflinburg 61
Milton 105, Lewisburg 45
Milton 102, Mifflinburg 48
LEWISBURG — The Black Panthers got multiple wins from Norm Whaley (110HH, LJ, TJ), Chris Reuss (100, 200) and Travis Krall (shot put, discus) to sweep the HAC cross-over tri-meet.