By The Daily Item
MIDDLEBURG -- With only a couple of weeks left in the regular season, there's no better time for Selinsgrove to start a playoff push than right now.
Selinsgrove got a much-needed win on Friday to get that drive started when the Seals upended Midd-West, 6-2, in Heartland-I action.
The Seals (6-10, 4-7 HAC-I) have four games left on the season, and they need to win them all in order to qualify for the District 4 playoffs.
Selinsgrove plays at Mifflinburg on Monday before the Seals host Danville on Wednesday. The team closes the season playing at Jersey Shore on Friday and hosting Lewisburg on Monday, May 13.
After scoring a pair of runs in the first inning, Selinsgrove posted a three-run fifth to take command of the game.
Austin Benner hit a two-run single and Colby Crissinger had an RBI single for Selinsgrove in the fifth. Aidan Greak added two hits an RBI earlier in the game for the Seals.
"Selinsgrove played well and they hit the ball when they had guys on base, and we did not. They deserve to win the ballgame," said Midd-West coach Ron Flood.
Austin Hockenbroch had an RBI single and Colton Snook had the other RBI for Midd-West (8-7 overall).
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MIFFLINBURG -- The Braves took another step towards the District 4 playoffs by coming up with some late-game run production in the HAC-I win over the Wildcats.
Nick Dunn and Blake Bettleyon both had RBI singles in the fifth inning. Then in the sixth, the big blow for Shikellamy (7-8, 4-6 HAC-I) came from a two-run single by Jean Turber.
Hall and Lahr both finished with three hits and they combined for seven runs scored for the Braves, who have five games remaining on the year.