MIFFLINBURG — The Mifflinburg Wildcats kicked and scratched just to tie their game with Montoursville in the fourth inning of the Heartland-I matchup on Thursday.
The winning run wouldn’t score until six innings later, when Mifflinburg got a line drive base hit from Dillan Weikel in the 10th to give the Wildcats a 4-3 victory.
Reed Wagner led off the 10th with a single before he advanced to second on a passed ball. Danny Crossland and Max Troutman both followed with walks to load the bases with no outs for Mifflinburg (3-2, 2-2 HAC-I).
Weikel, who finished the day 3-for-4, then took a 3-2 pitch from Nolan Ott and drove it into right field to plate the game-winner.
"Our kids played really well tonight. They continued to battle against a great team, and we were able to get the win," said Mifflinburg coach Tom Church.
Brian Jordan was the starting pitcher for the Wildcats and he worked the first eight innings. Eric Zimmerman pitched the final two innings and he got the win.
"Jordan pitched himself out of some jams. In the 7th Montoursville had bases loaded with nobody out. He got two kids to pop up to short and he then struck out Abdi Rodriguez for the final out," said Church.
Central Mountain 10,
Milton 0 (5 innings)
MILTON — The Wildcats blew open a tight game by scoring five runs in the fourth inning and three more in the fifth to end the HAC-I matchup against the Black Panthers.
Wyatt Koch batted 3-for-3 to lead Central Mountain, whose pitcher Landon Breon held Milton to three hits in the game — singles by Lance Fogelman, Gage Heller and Tony Manzano.
Midd-West 0 (4 inn.)
MIDDLEBURG — A seven-run inning right out of the gate by the Braves propelled them to the quick HAC-I victory over the Mustangs.
Kyle Leitzel, Kobe Swanger, Dylan Kremer and Trey Cunningham all had two hits to lead Shikellamy (5-0, 3-0 HAC-I). Kremer also had a triple and three RBIs, plus Owen Long drove in three runs as well for the Braves.
Midd-West (2-5, 1-3) was held to a single hit — a double by Aaron Sharp.
Line Mountain 4,
MANDATA — The Eagles strung together five singles to score all four of their runs in the third inning to take the Tri-Valley League win over the Wildcats. Justin Kaleta got the win for Line Mountain. He struck out 10, walked just one and allowed just two hits on the day.
Lewisburg 0 (six innings)
LEWISBURG — Kylie Brouse threw a no-hitter as Milton routed Lewisburg in six innings, in the Heartland Athletic Conference-II matchup Thursday.
Brouse finished with seven strikeouts, but she walked and hit a batter early in the game to ruin any chance of a perfect game.
Offensively, Amanda Arnold batted 4-for-4, doubled twice and drove in a total of six runs for Milton (5-0 overall and HAC-II).
Lewisburg falls to 1-6, 0-5.
Central Mountain 16,
DANVILLE — The upstart Ironmen held an early lead, but the undefeated Wildcats seven runs in the third to take control of the HAC-I contest.
Kayla Morran knocked in two runs for Danville (3-2, 2-2 HAC-I), while Taylor Cashner and Ashley Brent each scored two runs.
Central Mountain (6-0, 4-0) pounded out 18 hits in the victory.
Selinsgrove 4 (5 inn.)
COAL TOWNSHIP — Kaia Bonshock batted 2-for-4 in the game, with one of her hits being a home run to help lead the Indians to the HAC-I win.
Madison Rodarmel led Shamokin (3-3, 1-3 HAC-I) with a 3-for-4 day that included four RBIs and three runs scored. Kelsee Dunn singled and drove in three runs, plus Bonshock and Andrea Segura drove in two runs apiece for the Indians.
Elise Hessek batted 3-for-3, while Brooke Longacre homered and drove in three runs for Selinsgrove (1-4, 1-3).
Shikellamy 0 (5 inn.)
SUNBURY — The Wildcats got a complete-game three-hitter by Hannah Boop to go along with a potent 15-hit attack to crush the Braves for the HAC-I win.
Tori Hackenberg batted 3-for-4 and had a double and four RBIs, plsu Madison Machmer had a 2-for-3 day that also included a double and two RBIs for Mifflinburg (4-1, 3-1 HAC-I).
Pine Grove 15,
Lourdes Reg. 0 (3 inn.)
COAL TOWNSHIP — A 10-run first inning by the Cardinals overwhelmed the Red Raiders in the Schuylkill League matchup. Lourdes Regional was held to just two hits in the game — singles by Madelyn Witkoski and Karley Spangler.
Line Mountain 3 (5 inn.)
HALIFAX — A 10-run second inning highligted by an RBI triple by Kassidy Sorichetti lifted the Wildcats to the Tri-Valley League win. Sorichetti, in addition to Kendall Lehman and Shaina walker combined for six hits and five RBIs for Halifax.
Jersey Shore 20,
Midd-West 0 (4 innings)
MIDDLEBURG — After they scored eight runs in the first inning, the Bulldogs kept piling on the runs until they tallied nine in the fourth to give the HAC-I matchup an early end.
Lewisburg 5, Loyalsock 0
LEWISBURG — Tim Sprunt, Carter Casimir and Jack Schroeder all picked up straight-set wins in singles to lead Lewisburg to a 5-0 victory over Loyalsock in Heartland-II action Thursday.
Both doubles matches went even better for Lewisburg (8-0, 6-0 HAC-II), as Drew King and Ben Higgins won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1; and A.J. Swanson and Brandon Bedell picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2.
Next up for Lewisburg is a showdown against two-time defending District 4 champion Galeton today at 3 p.m. at West Branch Racquet Club.
Central Columbia 2
DANVILLE — A sweep in singles action lifted the Ironmen to the HAC-II win over the Blue Jays.
Aidan Kennedy keyed the singles sweep for Danville (5-2 overall and HAC-II) with a 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 win over John Duncan in the No. 2 match.
Jersey Shore 4,
MILTON — Andy McNeal won at No. 3 singles for the Black Panthers, but that was it as the Bulldogs took a hard-fought HAC-I victory.
McNeal beat Dominic Maneval, 6-1, 6-4.
Elsewhere for Milton (1-9, 1-7 HAC-II), Alex Pace lost a tough match at No. 2 singles to John Duda, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2; and the No. 2 doubles team of Matt Strong and Cody Greenaway fell 4-7, 7-5, 10-8.
"We showed improvement since the last time we played Jersey Shore," said Milton coach Gene Bruno. "Pace took his guy to three sets and No. 2 doubles played real well and Andy McNeal picked up his 4th win."
Lewisburg 15, Bellefonte 3
BELLEFONTE — Matt Fedorjaka had five goals and two assists, plus Jacob Bilger added two goals and two assists in a 15-3 Central Susquehanna Lacrosse League win over Bellefonte for Lewisburg on Thursday.
Lewisburg, which tallied 10 goals in the first quarter alone, improves to 6-2, 3-0 in league play. Jack Spaulding added a goal and three assists for the Green Dragons.