Lyter perfect for MC
CARLISLE – Mifflin County pitcher Shelby Lyter threw a perfect game in a 12-0 win over Carlisle on Monday at Carlisle High School.
Lyter struck out 10 Carlisle batters and passed the test of a pressure-filled situation.
“She knew it and she handled it very well,” Mifflin County coach Jack McCurdy said. I’m just happy for her. It’s rare to have anyone (throw a perfect game).”
McCurdy also said it was a nice confidence boost for his senior ace heading down the stretch of the season.
Offensively, Allessa Morrison hit her second home run in three days and Mara Rhodes doubled and went 2-for-4 on the day.
His line-up’s performance was also a great sign after scoring five runs over two games over the weekend at a tournament in Philipsburg.
“For the team, I was glad to see us hit,” McCurdy said. “What it drives home is just being relaxed. They’re staying in the moment and staying relaxed.”
Mifflin County (11-3, 9-1 Mid-Penn Commonwealth) will finish a suspended game with Cedar Cliff and then play their regularly scheduled game Wednesday at home.
Claysburg-Kimmel 7, Mount Union 4
Claysburg-Kimmel 8, Mount Union 2
CLAYSBURG – Despite Kristin Miles belting her fifth home run of the season, Mount Union dropped both the resumption of a make-up game and the originally scheduled game to Claysburg-Kimmel by scores of 7-4 and 8-2.
The defense behind starting pitchers Marissa Aurand and Liza Feagley are what cost the Trojans in the two losses.
“We really didn’t field well today,” Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. “That was our downfall. We made too many mistakes against a good team.”
Claysburg-Kimmel’s starting pitcher Kiersten Coho picked up both wins for the Bulldogs.
Mount Union (12-4, 7-3 ICC) will travel to Moshannan Valley today.
Greenwood 9, Midd-West 0
MILLERSTOWN – Taylor Winters hit 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs as Greenwood blanked Midd-West, 9-0, in a non-league softball game Monday.
Amy Heggenstaller struck out eight in the three-hit victory.
Greenwood, like the Mustangs a team that has struggled this spring, moved into fifth place in the District 3 Class A standings. Four teams are taken for the tournament.
“Our goal here the second half of the season has been to get better and I think we’re doing that,” Greenwood coach Troy Gantt said.
The Wildcats (4-10) host Fannett-Metal Wednesday.
Milton 9, Midd-West 7
MILTON – A four-run fourth inning was the difference as Midd-West fell to Milton 9-7 on Monday.
Midd-West starter Hunter Shuff was charged with eight unearned runs in 4 2/3 innings and suffered the tough-luck loss.
Shane Connahan went 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs and Ryan Combs and Alex Hackenberg each added two hits.
Gage Heller did the damage for Milton, going 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs and Brady Chappell picked up the win in relief.
Midd-West (11-3, 6-3 HAC) hosts Selinsgrove today.
Mount Union 12, Central Cambria 1
EBENSBURG – Mount Union’s batters matched 13 hits against 13 strikeouts by Central Cambria starter Will Seymour, overcoming a 1-0 deficit midway through Monday’s non-league baseball game to pick up a 12-1 win on the road.
“We came on late – I’m just happy we were able to win,” Mount Union coach Nick Imperioli said. “We do some crazy things and then we finally wake up.”
The Trojans’ biggest inning was the seventh, where seven runs sealed the win. Klayton Heffner hit 2-for-5 with three RBIs and Trevon Walker, who pitched in relief of winner Darrian Stapleton, was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Hunter Atherton also had two hits and drove in two runs.
Mount Union (10-3) has a doubleheader at home today against Moshannon Valley, with the first game getting underway at 2 p.m.
Juniata 5, Huntingdon 0
MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata, the No. 2 seed in the District 6 Class AA team tournament, easily rolled through seventh-seeded Huntingdon, 5-0 on Monday.
The singles competition really wasn’t much of one as Issac Eck, Brad Lipka and Brad Strawser lost a total of three games on the day.
The two-time District 6 singles champion, Eck defeated Austin Perow 6-0, 6-0 to set the tone for the day.
The Indians host Bishop McCort today in the semifinals. McCort upset Central Cambria 3-2.
Hollidaysburg 3, Mifflin County 2
HOLLIDAYSBURG – Hollidaysburg swept doubled play and sent Mifflin County home in the District 6 Class AAA team tournament.
Conner Saltzer and Clay Morgan each picked up singles win with Morgan winning 6-1, 6-4.
The doubles wins were the difference for the unbeaten Golden Eagles.
Track and field
Boys: Juniata 109, Upper Dauphin 37
Girls: Juniata 99, Upper Dauphin 51
ELIZABETHVILLE – If it’s going to be your last hurrah, make it a good one.
The Juniata boys especially, and to some extent the girls, did just that in their season-ending wins over Upper Dauphin in track and field.
The boys’ 109-37 victory clinched a tie with Greenwood atop the Tri-Valley League for the regular season. The boys won every event except for the 4×100-meter relay, from which they were disqualified after a freak mishandling of a baton exchange. Every senior among the boys had a first-place finish in the meet.
“The senior boys can be proud to leave with this title. They can leave a mark for all these other boys to follow,” Juniata coach Kim Hart said. “I think that it’s very fitting that each one of those seniors could end their dual meet season with such a good contribution.”
The girls got a boost from the senior class as well, with each 12th grader getting points toward their 99-51 victory.
Juniata travels to Susquenita Wednesday for the TVL championship meet.
COVE – Greenwood cruised to the boys and girls titles in the Perry County track and field championship Monday, winning the girls meet with 104.5 points and the boys with 98. Perry County was second in both meets by wide margin; Susquenita trailed.
For the boys, Gabe Schroff had three wins, both hurdles and the high jump. Tyler Fegley and Hunter Miller won two events apiece.
The girls had a trio of two-win entrants: Jordyn Sorber (hurdles), Hattie Kuhns (200, 400) and Emily Fisher in throws.
The Wildcats will be back at Susquenita Wednesday for the Tri-Valley League meet.
* Mount Union 5, Claysburg-Kimmel 2; Mount Union 16, Claysburg-Kimmel 5: WP: Sarah Gearhart (both). Taylor Fortney, home runs in both.