NEWPORT - The Juniata softball team clubbed 18 hits and pushed across 17 runs Thursday in a high scoring 17-10 win over Tri-Valley League opponent Newport.
The Indians got hits from five players and multiple base knocks from Kristen Pray, Summer Swab and Mady Marrone. Pray also had three RBIs while Swab and Marrone chipped in two as well.
Brinley Irvin settled down in the circle after surrendering four runs to the Buffaloes in the first inning as she tossed two strikeouts and walked four Newport hitters.
After a scoreless second inning, the Indians struck hard and put the game out of reach with an eight-run third inning. The Indians would go on to score at least one in each of the next three innings to extend the lead.
Juniata (6-7, 5-5) plays its next game Tuesday.