East seeing double from Huskies’ bats

HARRISBURG – Mifflin County got eight extra-base hits – including three from Isaac Strohecker – as the Huskies dropped Central Dauphin East 10-3 in a Commonwealth Division baseball game Monday at Central Dauphin East.

Heath Hidlay also turned in a great pitching effort on short rest and delivered a double and two RBIs.

The Huskies started the second inning off with three extra-base hits and totaled three runs in the inning en route to 10 on the day.

The home team answered with three of their own, but couldn’t get to Hidlay again the rest of the day.

Mifflin County added three more in the fourth and sixth innings thanks in part to 16 hits on the day.

“(I’m) very excited.” Mifflin County coach Travis Zook said. “I’m very pleased with how the kids bounced back and really hit the ball well after a rough ending to last week.”

Mifflin County (6-5, 6-4 Mid-Penn) will visit State College today.


Mount Union 16, Glendale 2

FLINTON – Trevon Walker bashed another home run and earned the win in Mount Union’s 16-2 drubbing of Glendale on Monday at Glendale High School in an Inter-County Conference baseball game.

Walker went 2-for-3 at the plate and knocked in four runs, in addition to pitching three innings of scoreless ball including seven strikeouts.

“I though Trevon looked good in his three innings,” Mount Union coach Nick Imperioli said. “I took him out so I could save him for later in the week.”

The Trojans also benefitted from the 17 walks issued by the Glendale pitching staff.

“There weren’t a lot of strikes to swing at, but we were just patient and took advantage of what they gave us,” said Imperioli, who used the lopsided score to get all 19 players into the game in one capacity or another.

The Trojans (9-2, 8-1) will host Everett tomorrow.

Jersey Shore 11, Midd-West 4

JERSEY SHORE – Jersey Shore scored seven runs in fourth inning and that was the difference as the Bulldogs knocked off Midd-West 11-4 in a Heartland Athletic Conference baseball game on Monday.

Shane Connahan continued to swing a hot bat and homered for the Mustangs.

Three players had multiple hits and multiple RBIs for Jersey Shore.

Midd-West (10-2, 7-2 HAC) will host Montoursville today.


Midd-West 12, Lewisburg 8

LEWISBURG – Brynn Markley hit for the cycle as Midd-West staved off Lewisburg, 12-8, in a Heartland Conference interdivisional game Monday.

The win was much needed for the Mustangs, who have struggled this season, and were facing a team that had dropped 52 straight heading into the contest.

Lewisburg almost snapped the streak after a six-run second gave the Green Dragons an 8-1 lead that held until the fifth. Midd-West, which scored first, didn’t recover the lead until the final frame.

“In the second inning there were four free passes and they all scored,” Midd-West coach Pete Voss said. “We didn’t start battling back until the sixth inning.”

When he told them to fight, he said, “The girls responded.”

In the seventh, Emily Hackenburg and Jenna Miller both reached on errors, and Sarah Shambach smacked a two-run double. Ashley Gesselman singled to drive in the go-ahead run then Markley homered for the insurance.

Midd-West (3-10, 1-8) travels to Shamoking today.

Newport 5, Greenwood 2

MILLERSTOWN – Greenwood scored first, but then dropped off as Newport put the ball in play a dozen times en route to a 5-2 Tri-Valley League softball win Monday.

“Our bats went silent. We weren’t able to string any hits together,” Greenwood coach Troy Gantt lamented.

The Wildcats also hurt their own effort, with five errors against six hits – a problem Gantt said has plagued the team all year.

“That’s what it boils down to,” he said. “The earned runs are very few.”

Greenwood (1-9, 0-9) hosts Upper Dauphin today.

Mount Union 12, Glendale 2 (5 inn.)

MOUNT UNION – After a slow start that allowed Glendale to hold a small lead, Mount Union lit up in the bottom of the fifth and ended its Inter-County Conference girls softball game there by a 12-2 margin.

“We had senior night and they were a little excited,” Trojans coach Matt Fiscus said. “They didn’t do anything those first few innings.

Trailing 2-0, Brittany Brumbaugh started the action in the fifth with a single, Kristin Miles doubled, and base hits followed from Lauren Shugarts and Chapin Giuliante as the girls started driving each other in. The same trio that started it did the same the second time through the lineup, all with solid hits up the middle, Fiscus said.

Mount Union (11-1, 10-1) hosts West Branch today in a makeup contest.


Juniata 3, Central Mountain 2

MILL HALL – Fresh off a win in the District 6 Class AA singles tournament, Juniata’s Isaac Eck had his hands full with Thomas Hulet, a Central Mountain exchange student who was seeded in the big-school tournament.

But the Indians’ ace survived a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 marathon and Juniata got wins at the No. 2 singles and doubles spots on the way to a 3-2 non-league win Monday.

Juniata hosts Carson Long today.