COCOLAMUS - Greenwood and East Juniata each had a double and a home run in the Tri-Valley League softball game Thursday, but Greenwood managed a lot more.
The Wildcats put up a dozen hits - nearly half of those in a three-run second inning - en route to a 6-1 win over the homestanding Tigers.
"We strung back-to-back-to-back hits together," Greenwood coach Troy Gantt said of the second inning. "We actually had five hits in the inning, all singles."
The visitors tacked on single runs in the third, fourth and sixth before East Juniata pushed one runner across the plate. That came on a solo shot by Ashlyn Erhard, who also had the double for her team. Greenwood got its homer from A.J. Seigel, who had three hits in the game. Katie Osborne had the other extra-base hit.
East Juniata (3-7) travels to Selinsgrove today. Greenwood (9-2, 5-2) takes part in the Perry County Tournament today at Newport, with the first game at 4:30 p.m. against West Perry.
Milton 13, Midd-West 0 (5 inn.)
MIDDLEBURG - Adrianne Gesselman had the lone hit for Midd-West in a five-inning, 13-0 loss to Milton in Heartland Conference softball Thursday.
Milton had just 10 hits, but was the beneficiary of seven Mustang errors.
"They had so many hits that went off the end of the bat or the plate that went six feet," Midd-West coach Pete Voss lamented, but the Black Panthers had so much speed that they were able to move on those short taps.
Gesselman had a single in the fourth inning, and got to second but no further.
Voss said he also was pleased with the performance of his relief pitcher.
"Jordan Bailey came in and pitched very well," he said. Although Milton scored four runs in the fifth, he said, "In the innings that she came in there were three errors."
Midd-West (1-7, 1-7) travels to Lewisburg Monday.
Track and Field
Boys: Greenwood 82, East Juniata 59
Girls:Greenwood 93, East Juniata 48
COCOLAMUS - Greenwood may have won boys and girls dual meet victories against East Juniata in their Tri-Valley League event Thursday, but East Juniata coach Mark Ritzman was able to claim at least a moral victory from the Wildcats.
"I think we scored more against them than anybody else," he said.
His counterpart for the Wildcats, Tom Magill, concurred - in fact, he praised the Tigers for their efforts against the unbeaten team from Perry County.
"It was a good competitive meet," Magill said. "We took a lot of firsts and seconds and that created a bigger scoring gap."
For East Juniata, it was the usual suspects who brought home the points - "The ones who have been pretty steady for us the entire year," Ritzman said.
Tyler Hepner won all three throws for the boys, and David Brantley both hurdles. Amelia Spade took two jumps and the 100 hurdles; Amber Knouse won both sprints.
Greenwood's Jared Myers answered that with three wins in three jumping events; three others - one for the boys and two girls - had multiple wins for the Wildcats.
East Juniata (Boys: 9-4, 2-2; Girls: 9-4, 1-3) is idle until the two meet again April 26 at Greenwood. The Wildcats (3-0 overall and TVL, boys and girls) head to the Shippensburg Invitational Saturday.
Boys: Bellwood 123, Mount Union 27; McConnellsburg 77, Mount Union 73
Girls: Bellwood 125, Mount Union 25; McConnellsburg 102, Mount Union 48
MOUNT UNION - Mount Union's Zach McKeehan and Alayna Saulen continued to dominate on the track, but the Trojans struggled Thursday against Bellwood-Antis and McConnellsburg.
The boys fell to Bellwood 123-27 and dropped a close one to McConnellsburg 77-73. On the girls side, Mount Union was beaten by Bellwood 125-25 and McConnellsburg 102-48.
McKeehan carded four total first place finishes on the day. He was the anchor for Mount Union's wins in the 4x800 and the 4x400 relays. He remains undefeated in the 1,600 run, while taking home first in the 800.
"Zach's been our anchor and star this year," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. "He did a nice job running."
Greg Keiser collected three wins in the field events. Two of those were jumps (long and triple). He also picked up a win in the javelin.
Saulen was the only multiple winner for the girls. Her times in the 100 and 200 dashes were good enough to pick up wins and stay unbeaten on the season in those events.
"Saulen continues to produce extremely well for us in the 100 and the 200," Wydock said.
Mount Union (Boys: 1-7; Girls: 1-7) travels to the Juniata Valley Invitational Saturday.
Juniata 6, Huntingdon 1
MIFFLINTOWN- The Juniata tennis team bounced back from a loss earlier in the week to pummel Huntingdon on Thursday afternoon with a 6-1 victory.
Isaac Eck continues to drop anyone the competition throws at him, defeating Eepeiro Piensational 6-0, 6-1. The Indians won all five singles matches on the day as Logan Aurand gutted out a win against Daniel Sanchez, winning both sets on tiebreakers 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2). Brad Lipka and Lucas Wright also won using tiebreakers in their matches.
In the doubles matches, Eck and Luis Pacheco cruised through their match against Piensational and Kevin Hoover 8-1.
The only blemish for the Indians came in the second doubles match as Sanchez and Caleb Acrer defeated Wright and Trevor Frye 8-1.
With the win, the Indians improve to 6-2 on the season and 5-2 in the Mountain League. They'll host Clearfield on Tuesday.