ALTOONA - Mount Union's softball team is on a roll, and Friday the Trojans rolled over Class AAAA Altoona, 13-2 in a seven-inning non-league contest that saw a flurry of runs in the final frame.
Kristin Miles had three doubles and drove in three runs, but Brittany Brumbaugh's five-RBI effort was impressive, coach Matt Fiscus said. She also had a two-bagger. And Marissa Aurand continues to impress in the circle.
"Brumbaugh really hit in the clutch," he said. "Aurand only gave up one hit after the first inning and really pitched a good ball game. She's really done the job."
Mount Union took and early lead, but Altoona answered that and was ahead on the scoreboard until the third, when the Trojans enjoyed their first explosion with five runs.
The Trojans also had a big 5-run inning in the fifth.
"We were able to manufacture a run in the first inning and they were able to get two in the bottom," Fiscus said. "I wasn't sure how we would respond."
Mount Union (6-0) travels to Bellwood-Antis Tuesday.
Upper Dauphin 11, Greenwood 1 (5 innings)
ELIZABETHVILLE - Any Tri-Valley League softball team knows heading into a matchup against defending league champion Upper Dauphin that a tough game is ahead.
Greenwood found this out the hard way Friday, when the Wildcats fell to Upper Dauphin 11-1 in five innings.
Of course, having nine errors on the field didn't help the Wildcats' chances.
"We didn't field the ball, and we didn't throw it where we needed to. You've got to take care of the basics and the fundamentals, and we didn't do that today," Greenwood coach Troy Gantt said.
Jess Heichel threw for Greenwood, recording four strikeouts.
Greenwood (1-2, 1-2) travels to TVL opponent East Juniata on Wednesday.
Mifflinburg 15, Midd-West 0 (4 innings)
MIFFLINBURG - The Mifflinburg softball team gave Midd-West a long bus ride home Friday, topping the Mustangs 15-0 in four innings for the Heartland Conference win.
Wildcat pitcher Ali Lloyd only allowed one Midd-West hit, which was Summer Brown's single.
Midd-West hosts Milton on Monday.
MILLERSTOWN - The Greenwood baseball team took the diamond Friday looking to bounce back after falling to Juniata earlier in the week, but Upper Dauphin brought its bats and knocked off the Wildcats 15-1 in five innings.
Walking the first three batters and hitting the next is never the way a team wants to start a game, but the Wildcats struggled to find the strike zone early and the Trojans took full advantage, plating five first-inning runs. Following a scoreless bottom half, the Trojans came out and posted eight more runs due to more walks, passed balls and some timely hits.
Greenwood scored a run in the third and according to coach Mark Sherman, the team showed signs of improvement from its previous game against Juniata.
"We inched back with the hitting today - we had two base hits in the first and had a couple solid line drives," he said. "Today was much improved - our best outing for hitting as made solid contact."
Sherman and his Wildcats look to take the positive plate appearances into today's game at the Perry County tournament as the team takes on Susquenita.
* Mount Union 25, Altoona 0 (3 inn.): Sarah Gearhart was winning pitcher. Alexa Knable, Kaitlyn Stinson and Abby Varner all had home runs. The Trojans play Tuesday at Bellwood-Antis.