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Indians victorious on walk in seventh

From staff reports

MIFFLINTOWN–When wins seem hard to come by, teams will take them any way they can get them. Juniata has been in a bit of a slump, but Josh Bomberger drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning to walk off against Millersburg, 7-6.

Juniata jumped out to an early lead, putting up a five-spot in the second inning. However, Millersburg responded by scoring at least one run in four-straight innings, spanning from the third to sixth.

Heading into the seventh inning, the score was knotted at 6, but Bomberger’s walk plated Paul Ames and Juniata was able to escape with the win.

Juniata will square off against Greenwood, on Tuesday.

Juniata 7, Millersburg 6

M: 002 211 0–6-6-2

J: 050 010 1–7-12-3

WP: Dawson Harper. LP: Dylan Gray. SO: Harper 2, Logan Kehler (J); Tate Etzweiler 2, Gray (M). BB: Kehler 4, Harper (J); Grey 3, Etzweiler 3 (M). 3B: Chase Crawford (M). 2B: Harper, Seth Laub (J); Crawford (M). MH: Josh Bomberger 3-4, Will Orwig 2-3 (J); Crawford 2-4 (M). RBI: Laub 3, Harper, Bomberger, Jacob Condo (J); Crawford, Gray, Etzweiler, Chase Grassmeyer, Nick Lubinski, Eli Latshaw (M).

Baseball

Mount Union 14, Moshannon Valley 0 (5 innings)

HOUTZDALE – One big rally carried Mount Union over Moshannon Valley in four innings with a 14-0 Inter-County Conference baseball victory, on Thursday.

The Trojans were up 1-0 heading into the top half of the fourth inning, in which they dropped 13 runs in the frame.

It was so nice, the Trojans did it twice, as for the second game in a row they had a grand slam. This time, it was Vince Lear who hammered in the grand slam.

Ryan Scott went all five innings for the Trojans, giving up only one hit, while striking out 11 for the game.

Mount Union travels to Hollidaysburg on Monday.

Mount Union 14, Moshannon Valley 0 (5 innings)

MU 100 (13)0 14-9-0

MV 000 00 0-1-5

WP: Ryan Scott. LP: Michael Kephart. SO: Scott 11 (MU); M.Kephart 4, Tanner Kephart 2 (MV). BB: M.Kephart 7 (MV). HR: Vince Lear (MU). MH: Cameron Donaldson 3-4, Tyler Renninger 2-4 (MU). RBI: Bryce Danish, Donaldson 2, Braylan Knable, Renninger 2, Lear 4, Cainen Atherton (MU).

Softball

Midd-West 17, Milton 0 (4 innings)

MILTON – Midd-West got the bats going and just could not be stopped as the Mustangs defeated Milton 17-0 in a PHAC softball game, on Thursday.

The Mustangs had four batters with two or more hits in the game with Marlo Spriggle leading the charge going 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Caroline Zerby went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Sarah Shupp went 2-for-3 with a triple and a double and Teagan Schreffler went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Midd-West travels to Milton today.

Midd-West 17, Milton 0 (4 innings)

MW 044 9 17-14-0

M 000 0 0-1-2

WP: Bella Parra. LP: Winder. SO: Parra 5 (MW). BB: Winder 5 (M). 3B: Sarah Shupp (MW). 2B: Rachel Keister, Teagan Schreffler, Shupp, Marlo Spriggle 2, Storm Wilt, Caroline Zerby (MW). MH: Spriggle 3-4, Zerby 2-4, Shupp 2-3, Schreffler 2-4 (MW). RBI: Spriggle 4, Zerby 3, Shupp, Schreffler 2, R.Keister, Wilt 2, Alanna Keister (MW).

Tennis

Juniata 5, Huntingdon 2

MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata continued its successful season coming off from as the Indians defeated Huntingdon 5-2 in tennis action, on Thursday.

The Indians won all of their singles matches in straight sets–all but one were shutouts. Both of their losses came in their doubles matches.

Juniata will prepare for the District team tournament next week.

Juniata 5, Huntingdon 2

SINGLES

Max Lauver def. Taran Pelkey 6-1, 6-1

Adam French def. Ethan Varner 6-0, 6-0

Gavin Kint def. Darin Harman 6-0, 6-0

Emmett Hibbs def. Carson Cramer 6-0, 6-0

Jack Strawser def. Caleb Dickson 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES

Taran Pelkey/Darin Harman, H def. Zach Marshall/Xane Whitesel 6-3, 6-4

Ethan Varner/Carson Cramer, H def. Ross Fogleman/Michaela Sath 10-2

Junior High Girls Soccer

Juniata 3, Mifflin County 2

The Mifflin County Huskies were defeated by the Juniata Indians 3-2 in junior high girls soccer action on Thursday.

Cameron Shuey and Leah Alexander each scored a goal with both being assisted Makenna Spickler.

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