Sports in brief

Mifflin County graduate and Shippensburg University’s Chayce Macknair competes in the PSAC Championship 10K race. Macknair won the event with a time of 30:58.65. (Photo by Bill Smith, SU Sports Info.)

Crisswell powers Mount Union to victory

Mount Union 12, Tyrone 0

TYRONE — Kadyn Crisswell continued her torrid hitting on Friday night, picking up her second straight three-hit game to power the Mount Union offense to a 12-0 beatdown of Tyrone in a non-conference softball contest. The game ended in five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Mount Union (12-1) received five RBIs from Crisswell, including a solo shot in the second and a grand slam in the third inning. Crisswell went 3-for-4 at the plate.

The Trojans also received another strong performance in the circle from Karrigan Woodward, who threwa a complete game shutout, striking out seven batters and walking none. Woodward allowed just four hits in the contest.

Mifflin County’s Blake Aumiller poses on the podium at the NHSCA Nationals meet in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Mount Union had 10 hits on the day. The Trojans also received two RBIs from Patyn Crisswell and RBIs from Kendra Gardner, Kayshawna Spriggs and Minerva Sheeder in the victory.

Mount Union will face Huntingdon in a non-conference rivalry game on Monday at 4:15 at Mount Union High School.

Mount Union 12, Tyrone 0 (5 innings)

MU 237 00 — 12 10 1

TY 000 00 — 0 4 3

WP: Karrigan Woodward. LP: Maci Lingenfelter. SO: Woodward 7 (MU); Madelyn Rockwell 2, Lingenfelter 1 (TY). BB: Lingenfelter 7, Rockwell 2 (TY). HR: Kadyn Crisswell 2 (MU). 2B: Patyn Crisswell 2, Minerva Sheeder (MU); Victoria Reese (TY). MH: Kadyn Crisswell 3-5, Kaitlin Arnold 2-3, Patyn Crisswell 2-3 (MU). RBI: Kadyn Crisswell 5, Patyn Crisswell 2, Kayshawna Spriggs 1, Kendra Gardner 1, Minerva Sheeder 1 (MU).

Parra’s gem lifts Mustangs

Midd-West 4, Hughesville 2

HUGHESVILLE — The Midd-West softball team built an early lead with two runs in the first before holding off Hughesville’s late push to win 4-2 in a PHAC contest on Friday night.

Bella Parra threw a complete game for the Mustangs, yielding two runs on just four hits while striking out nine. Both runs Parra surrendered were unearned.

Rachel Keister drove in two runs while Sarah Shupp and Alanna Keister each had RBIs in the victory. Marlo Spriggle and Rachel Keister led Midd-West with three hits each, while Caroline Zerby and Alanna Keister each had multiple hits in the victory.

Midd-West (7-7) hosts Mifflinburg on Monday.

Midd-West 4, Hughesville 2

MW 200 110 0 — 4 11 5

HU 000 011 0 — 2 4 1

WP: Bella Parra. LP: Sarah Wertz. SO: Parra 9 (MW); Wertz 5 (HU). BB: Wertz 2 (HU). 2B: Alanna Keister, Marlo Spriggle (MW); Wertz (HU). MH: Spriggle 3-4, Caroline Zerby 2-3, Rachel Keister 3-3, Alanna Keister 2-4 (MW); Wertz 2-4 (HU). RBI: Rachel Keister 2, Alanna Keister 1, Sarah Shupp 1 (MW).

Macknair wins PSAC 10K title

SHIPPENSBURG — Mifflin County graduate Chayce Macknair won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 10K title at the PSAC outdoor championships on Thursday afternoon at Seth Grove Stadium.

Macknair and East Stroudsburg’s Casey Ellis engaged in their latest long distance clash of 2021, dating back to the cross country season in February.

The two men were even with four laps to go when Macknair began a spirited surge, gaining six seconds of separation on Lap 23 over the course of just 400 meters. Macknair finished with an eight-second victory, crossing the line in 30:58.65 for the title in his outdoor championships debut.

Macknair enters Saturday as the conference’s top seed in the 5K and looks to add a PSAC title in the event as well at Shippensburg’s Seth Grove Stadium. The race is scheduled for roughly 3:05 p.m.

Reesman named PSAC West Pitcher of the Week

GREENSBURG — Former Mifflin County High School pitcher Peyton Reesman was honored by the PSAC as the PSAC West Division Pitcher of the Week on May 3. The award was Reesman’s first.

Reesman made two relief appearances and earned a pair of victories for the Griffins. Reesman worked 7.2 innings, giving up no runs on just four hits while striking out 11 and walking none. Reesman is 2-0 on the season in six appearances and has struck out 18 batters in just 13.2 innings.

Aumiller shines at NHSCA Nationals

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — The Mifflin County High School wrestling team sent six wrestlers to the NHSCA High School Nationals April 23-25 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Mifflin County’s Blake Aumiller put forth a valiant effort, coming away with a podium finish at 120 pounds. Aumiller fell to Bryce Luna of California in the seventh-place match. Aumiller went 4-3 on the weekend.

Deakon Schaeffer (132) went 2-2 and failed to place while Parker Kearns (152) went 1-2. Mifflin County’s Nic Allison (113), Anson Wagner (160) and Trey Shoemaker (182) each went 0-2.

Maclay honored by Juniata College

HUNTINGDON — Mifflin County graduate Isaac Maclay was honored by Juniata College’s athletic department on Friday night with the Stanford Mickle Award, which is presented to a senior male athlete who has made the greatest contribution to Juniata College athletics.

On the field Maclay has put forth his best season to date as the senior has a .414 batting average with a staggering .500 on-base percentage in 20 games this season. Maclay also has seven home runs and 22 RBIs. Maclay leads the team in average for players with more than seven games played, and also leads the team in HRs and RBIs.

Ciccolini breaks Mizzou javelin record again

LAWRENCE, KS — Mifflin County graduate and Missouri javelin thrower Skylar Ciccolini broke her own school record at Missouri in the javelin with a throw of 56.08 meters (184 feet, 0 inches) to improve on her previous record of 183-9.

Ciccolini ranks fifth nationally in the event and broke the school record in the event for the second meet in a row. Ciccolini will compete with Missouri in the SEC Championships May 13-15.


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