SUNBURY - The Midd-West softball team found themselves in familiar position down 5-1 after four innings, but this time they kept their composure and were able to come back and get its first win of the season as they defeated the Shikellamy Braves on Tuesday afternoon.
The Mustangs rallied from that 5-1 deficit and beat the Braves 8-5 in the Heartland Conference matchup.
Adrianne Gesselman pitched a complete game for the Mustangs striking out five and walking two and also helped on offense with two hits and two RBI's.
Midd-West coach Pete Voss was happy that this team was able to stay positive.
"We came back and the girls showed a lot of character coming back and winning the game," Voss said. "Hopefully this win will lead to a few more."
The win brings the Mustangs up to 1-6 and they'll host Milton on Thursday.
Greenwood 8, Fanett-Metal 5
MILLERSTOWN - The Greenwood softball team scored all eight runs in the first three innings and held on late to take down Fanett-Metal, 8-5, in softball Tuesday afternoon.
The Wildcats got four solid innings in the circle from Amy Heggenstaller, who made her first start of the season. Heggenstaller also collected two hits and two RBI's on the day. Greenwood coach Troy Gantt thought his pitcher did a fine job on the day.
"I thought we got off to a nice start and the girls were aggressive at the plate," Gantt said. "It was nice to see Heggenstaller to get her first varisty start and the defense played well behind her."
The win brings Greenwood to 8-2 on the season and the Wildcats will hit the road on Thursday to face the East Juniata Tigers.
East Juniata 13,
Carson Long 0 (6 innings)
NEW BLOOMFIELD - The East Juniata baseball team is excited for their rivalry game against Juniata Wednesday, but didn't look past their opponent on Tuesday afternoon, shutting out Carson Long 13-0 in six innings.
The Tigers racked up eleven hits and played perfect defense as they didn't commit a single error. Tyler Inch, Bailey Coder and Kyle Pannebaker combined to throw a two-hitter on the night and coach Tim Burbaker was happy his teams bats came out.
"It was a tight game for the first couple of innings, we were a bit anxious about getting ahead of the ball and hitting it," Brubaker said. "In the fourth we got into a groove against their pitching."
Inch did a good job the first three innings and got ahead of a lot of the hitters and the relief guys did a fine job in support and giving up only two hits on the day. The win moves the Tigers to 4-4 on the season and will face Juniata today. Brubaker knows his team needs to pitch well to defeat the Indians, who are enjoying a solid season.
Central Mountain 5, Juniata 2
MIFFLINTOWN - Isaac Eck continued his fantastic freshman season, but it wasn't enough to keep the Indians from falling to Central Mountain, 5-2, in Mountain League tennis on Tuesday.
Eck defeated Tom Rodabaugh in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. In seven No. 1 matches on the season, Eck has given up just four games and Juniata coach Alan Musselman isn't surprised at all.
"He's playing outstanding right now and I expect him to go far in districts and in states this season," Musselman said.
Eck, along with Logan Aurand, defeated Zach Muthler and Steven Logeman in their doubles match, 8-1. The Wildcats took the other four singles matches and a doubles match to the win and to drop the Indians to 6-2 on the season.
The Indians will look to bounce back on Thursday when they travel to Huntingdon.
Track and Field
Girls: Juniata 103, Bellefonte 47
Boys: Bellefonte 81, Juniata 69
PHILIPSBURG - Juniata returned to Philipsburg Tuesday one week after taking on Philipsburg-Osceola for a track and field tilt. This time the Indians were facing Bellefonte.
The Indians split with Bellfonte Tuesday as the girls roughed up the Red Raiders, 103-47, while the boys fell 81-69.
"Overall, I was very happy with the results," Juniata coach Kim Hart said. "It almost felt like we were at a home meet since we were just there last Tuesday."
For the girls, Rachel Brown, Mariah Williams, Janelle Swartz, Joanna Swartz, Carly Burns, Megan Yeager and Makenzie Bishop each collected multiple wins in the dominating performance.
But Marnie Hart was the catalyst for the Indians with three victories on the day.
"Marnie was our big winner for the day," Hart said. "She has been on top of her game lately."
Although the boys fell, Hart said that her team shows a lot of heart with small numbers. But that didn't stop Adam Goshorn, Garrick Paden and Neil Bodley from picking up a trio of wins each.
"So proud of the very small quantity of boys we take with us to every meet," Hart said. "But the huge quantity is the heart and effort they provide us."
Juniata travels to Central Tuesday.
Boys: Mount Union 90, Tussey Mountain 60
Girls: Mount Union 89, Tussey Mountain 57
MOUNT UNION - It was a memorable day for the Mount Union Trojans on the track and in the field.
The boys and the girls teams each picked up their first wins of the season by knocking off Tussey Mountain. For the boys, it was 90-60. The girls won by a decision of 89-57.
Each of Mount Union's relay teams were victorious against Tussey Mountain, which made coach Bob Wydock very happy.
"I was really pleased with our relay teams today," he said. "It's a nice advantage when we can sweep them. It gives us a good edge."
Alana Saulen was a tough force on the track for Mount Union. She was a winner in the 100 and 200 dashes. A 12.7 in the 100 is her personal best.
"Once again she contineus to run extremely well," Wydock said.
Zach McKeehan continues to run strong as well. He now remains undefeated on the season in the 1,600 run. He also is a big part of the Mount Union success in the relays.
"He is the key for our boys team and every meet he comes through for us and is able to get us some points," Wydock said.
Mount Union (Boys: 1-5, Girls: 1-5) host McConnellsburg and Bellwood-Antis Thursday.