With the PIAA Championship meet less than a month away, Selinsgrove junior Courtney McCartney gave an early preview of what she might have in store for the rest of the state’s competitors in the shot put.
McCartney, the defending Class AAA state champ, placed third out of 18 of the best throwers in the country as she put the shot 44 feet, 4 inches.
California (Pa.) High School senior Kailyn Clancy won the event with a heave of 45-3 1/4.
In last year’s state meet, McCartney won her title with a throw of 45-5 1/2.
Milton 14, Danville 0 (5 inn.)
DANVILLE — For the first time all season, Taylor Batman wasn’t in the circle for Milton, but it still yielded the same result: a victory for the Black Panthers.
Dani Lincoln threw a shutout in her first start this season for Milton (9-0 overall and HAC-I). Mackenna Miller was solid again at the plate, going a perfect 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored while Batman hit a grand slam in the first inning.
Shamokin 6, Selinsgrove 3
COAL TOWNSHIP — The Indians matched the Seals run for run, and then some, as they took the HAC-I win.
Selinsgrove (2-7) scored twice in the fourth only to see Shamokin (7-3) tally three runs in the bottom of the inning.
The same thing happened an inning later. After the Seals scored a run to tie the game at 3, the Indians came back with three runs to take control of the game.
Central Columbia 11, Warrior Run 1 (5 inn.)
ALMEDIA — Allison McCracken hit a three-run home run in the first inning to get the ball moving for the Blue Jays, as Central cruised to an 11-1 win in five innings over Warrior Run in HAC-II action.
The Defenders (3-8) broke up Paige Siegrist’s shutout thanks to a Gabby Heiss RBI single in the fourth inning to bring Maddie Beyer home.
Central (7-1) tacked on five runs in the second inning.
Laura Bastian led the Defenders with two singles.