From staff reports
LEWISBURG - Midd-West softball has struggled all season defensively. Those struggles continued Wednesday against Lewisburg.
But the offense woke up.
The Mustangs belted out 11 hits and got a big lift from starting pitcher Jorden Bailey in their 9-7, eight-inning win over Lewisburg in Heartland Conference softball action.
Bailey went all eight innings giving up just four hits and striking out five. She also drove in a run for the Mustangs.
"Jorden Bailey pitched an excellent game," Midd-West coach Pete Voss said. "This was her first start of the year and she did a great job for us the whole game. She was around the plate most of the day."
Katelyn Walter scored the tying run in the seventh with the help of her speed. She crossed the plate on a passed ball to tie the game. The Mustangs took the lead for good in the eighth with two more runs.
Midd-West (2-7, 2-7) travels to Shamokin today.
Mount Union 14, Glendale 0
MOUNT UNION - Mount Union smacked three home runs en route to an 11-run first inning in a 14-0, five-inning win over Inter-County Conference foe Glendale Wednesday.
Elisa Fegley, Taylor Miles and Megan Shugarts each hammered home runs in the first. Fegley's was a grand slam.
"We came to play," Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. "We've been trying to do something to get off to a good start. It was good to get Elisa off to a start and we know she can hit."
Aly Smith and Chapin Guiliante combined to allow two hits over their five innings of work. Kristen Miles, Brittany Brumbaugh, Taylor Miles, Shugarts and Fegley each had a pair of hits in the win.
"The pitching was there and when Chapin gets the chance, she does the job," Fiscus said. "And we played well defensively. We had some girls finally get their shot and they came through."
Mount Union (12-2, 10-2) travel to Bellwood-Antis Friday.
Penns Valley 10,
Mifflin County 7
SPRING MILLS - The saying goes: all good things must come to an end. For Mifflin County, that was the case for its baseball win streak when it traveled over Seven Mountains to face Penns Valley.
The Huskies were dealt their first loss of the season with a 10-7 decision at the hands of the Rams.
Mifflin County had a 6-0 lead when starting pitcher Rodney Patterson left the game with an injury. From that point it was all Penns Valley.
"We had them for the first three," Mifflin County coach Travis Zook said. "And then the next three was all Penns Valley."
The Husky pitching was the reason for the loss. After Patterson's exit, Mifflin County surrendered eight walks. Seven of those eight eventually scored.
"That ended up really making things difficult on the offense," Zook said.
Mifflin County only had three hits after holding a 6-0 lead. Trevor Peachey and Chris Wilson were each 2-for-4.
"We weren't hitting the ball," Zook said. "We got guys on and we couldn't get any clutch hits."
Mifflin County (9-1) hosts Bellefonte Friday.
Mount Union 9, Glendale 2
MOUNT UNION - Freshman aren't supposed to be doing what Mount Union's Trevon Walker has done over the last several games. He continued his hot hitting Wednesday against Glendale.
Walker homered Wednesday to help the Trojans take down Glendale 9-2 in an Inter-County Conference game.
"He had a tremendous game," Mount Union coach Nick Imperioli said. "His hitting has been outstanding the last four or five games."
Walker's average is now up to .396 on the season. The Trojans belted out 16 hits in the win and Imperioli was proud of his squad.
"I thought we hit the ball very hard," he said. "We still left a few guy on base. We gave ourselves some opportunities to score."
Ryan McClain picked up the win, going five and 2/3 innings with five strikeouts. He was relieved by Darrian Stapleton. Stapleton finished off the game not allowing a run.
"Our pitching was very solid," Imperioli said. "Ryan did a nice job for us today. All around we did a real solid job."
Mount Union (10-3, 9-2) hosts Bellefonte Friday.
Halifax 21, Greenwood 0 (5 inn.)
MILLERSTOWN - Greenwood couldn't overcome a 10-run third inning from visiting Halifax Wednesday in Tri-Valley League baseball action.
Halifax scored in all five innings of play in a 21-0 decision over Greenwood. James Sands took the loss to Greenwood, going all five innings.
Greenwood (1-9, 0-9) travels to Upper Dauphin today.