EVERETT - The Mount Union softball team wasted no time taking care of the Everett Warriors as they scored seven runs in the first three innings on their way to a 10-0 Inter-County Conference win on Friday afternoon.
Taylor Miles hit her third home run of the season and her sister Kristen had a double as the Trojan offense was on full display Friday. Coach Matt Fiscus was happy his team took care of business.
"We came out strong and put them down quick and took the pressure off ourselves," Fiscus said. "Taylor has done a great job for us this season, she's hitting around .600 this season and carrying us offensively."
Megan Shugarts went the distance in the circle for the Trojans allowing just one hit in five innings while striking out two. Fiscus was also proud of her as well.
"Megan did a great job tonight and pitched a nice game against a good team," Fiscus said. "The defense was also great behind her, and that made it easier for her to just throw."
With the win the Trojans improve to 8-2 on the season. They travel to Southern Huntingdon on Monday.
Bald Eagle Area 6,
WINGATE - Juniata carried a 5-3 lead into the seventh inning Friday, but Bald Eagle Area carried a win out of the game, scoring three in the bottom of the final inning for a 6-5 Mountain League softball win.
"We gave up three walks and two errors in the seventh and that's what killed us," Juniata coach Brian Sheaffer said. "We outplayed them. We outhit them 13-8."
The Indians took a 3-0 lead in the first and added a pair in the sixth. Bald Eagle Area scored in the second and fourth innings, but were not able to match the visitors' production, which included a 4-for-4 day with a triple and an RBI for Alesha Reed. Tori Cisney was 2-for-3 with a double.
But after getting the first out in the seventh, three straight Eagles walked and a single and two errors ended the game in their favor.
Juniata (3-7, 1-6) travels to West Perry today.
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West struggled against Selinsgrove's starting pitcher Katie Crosser Friday in Heartland Conference play.
The Mustangs racked up only three hits in a 15-2 loss at the hands of the Seals.
Midd-West travels to Bellefonte Monday.
Everett 18, Mount Union 3 (5 innings)
MOUNT UNION - Friday the 13th brought nothing but the worst out in Mount Union's baseball team as three Trojan pitchers combined to walk eleven batters and the defense behind them committed six errors as the Everett Warriors took the game 18-3.
Brian Greenwald hit a grand slam and a three-run home run for the Warriors and Trojans coach Nick Imperioli was baffled at his teams performance.
"We had no pitching," Imperioli said. "We had a total collapse as a team. We had 11 walks and six errors, I don't know what happened, we didn't pitch well. We were behind every hitter and obviously it was the worst performance for the year for us."
Boomer Brown and Nate Goodrich had doubles for the Trojans, who dropped to 6-3 on the season. They host Southern Huntingdon on Monday.