MILLERSTOWN - Taylor Brown drove in the first run of the game and scored the winner as Upper Dauphin slid past Greenwood, 2-1, in a Tri-Valley League softball game that lasted nine innings.
Brown tripled in the top of the first to give her team a 1-0 edge, but A.J. Seigel and Amy Heggenstaller each had base hits in the bottom to tie the score - and that's where it stayed until the ninth.
In the top, Brown smacked a one-out double then seemingly was in trouble when she rounded third into a rundown on an infield single. But she beat the defense to score the winning run.
"You know thing are going to go through Upper Dauphin," Greenwood coach Troy Gantt said. "We've been on the short end of the stick twice in extra innings against them."
Greenwood (11-3, 5-3) travels to Halifax today.
Midd-West 0 (6 inn.)
SHAMOKIN - Five Midd-West errors turned into seven Shamokin runs as the Indians blanked Midd-West, 10-0, in a six-inning Heartland Conference softball game Thursday.
Mustangs coach Pete Voss said pitcher Adrianne Gesselman had a solid game, keeping the ball close to the plate, but the miscues in the field continue to be a problem.
"In the second inning we probably would have gotten out of there giving up no runs," he said of an inning in which Shamokin scored four. "There are glimpses of this team that we look really good."
Midd-West (2-8, 2-8) hosts Montoursville Tuesday.
Halifax 9, East Juniata 7 (6 inn.)
COCOLAMUS - An early lead crumbled for East Juniata Thursday, as the Tigers gave up four runs in the fifth and were stopped early by rain in a 9-7 loss to Halifax in Tri-Valley League baseball.
The Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and were still leading 6-4 when a series of walks and errors aided the visitors to their own four-run frame, and the lead.
"It kind of fell apart," East Juniata coach Tim Brubaker said. "We just can't seem to get it done."
East Juniata (6-5, 3-5) hosts Bible Baptist Saturday at 11 a.m.
Upper Dauphin 15, Greenwood 0 (4 inn.)
ELIZABETHVILLE - Upper Dauphin plated 15 runs on just five hits in a four-inning shutout against Greenwood in Tri-Valley League baseball Thursday.
The Wildcats (1-10) travel to Millersburg Monday.
Track and field
Boys: Mount Union 88, Fannett-Metal 62
Girls: Mount Union 90, Fannett-Metal 59
MOUNT UNION - The usual suspects delivered points for Mount Union, enough that the Trojans won against the same opponent in the same meet for the first time this season, knocking off Fannett-Metal.
Zach McKeehan won the 800 and 1,600 runs for the boys, while Greg Keiser delivered on the long and triple jumps. Alayna Saulen won both dashes and was on a winning relay team for the girls. Katrina Hammon also had multiple firsts.
"The nice thing is I do have my stalwarts who meet in and meet out are always able to get first-place finishes," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said.
Mount Union (3-8, 3-6) travels to the Bellwood Invitational Monday.