BELLEFONTE - A pitcher's duel between Bellefonte and Juniata Monday ended in a win for the locals. The Indians got a boost from Dakota Zook on the mound and scraped out a 7-2 win over Bellefonte in Mountain League play.
Zook went all seven, allowing two hits and striking out 10. The righty gave up a run each in the first and second inning. From there he settled in to finish off well.
"He had really good command of his pitchers - I can't say enough about him," Juniata coach Nick Beward said. "It took him a little to get going and once he zoned in he had his good stuff."
The Indians only had three hits in the game but took advantage of some Red Raider miscues to push some runs across. Using small ball, Juniata did just that. Brandon Rowles had an RBI double and Dustin Burd also drove in a run.
"In the fourth we started to move some runners over," Beward said. "It was just us getting aggressive on the base paths."
Juniata (4-12, 2-9) hosts Mifflin County Monday.
Bellefonte 14, Juniata 9
MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata Indians were about to pack up their bags and head home against Bellefonte after being down 12-2. But they didn't.
Juniata stuck around and made a ballgame of if before falling to the Red Raiders 14-9 in the Mountain League tilt.
"We were losing 12-2 and we came back hard," Juniata coach Brian Sheaffer said. "We fight to the end every game."
Kristen Pray was 3-for-5 with a pair of triples for the Indians. Megan Shoop and Hailey Colyer each drove in a pair of runs as well.
"We outhit them 13-10 and our offense has been pretty potent so far," Sheaffer said. "We're doing the best we can and we just have to learn from our mistakes."
Juniata (6-9) hosts Bald Eagle Area Friday.
Track and Field
Boys: Mount Union 93, Huntingdon 57
Girls: Huntingdon 113, Mount Union 34
HUNTINGDON - The Mount Union boys track and field team collected a first place finish in each event Wednesday en route to a 93-57 win over Huntingdon.
For the girls, it wasn't as easy. Huntingdon upended the Trojans 113-34.
Zach McKeehan (1,600 run, 800 run, 4x800, 4x400) led the way and picked up four wins for the Trojans. Dylan Smith was victorious in the 110 and 300 hurdles, as well as the 100 dash. Greg Keiser won the long jump, triple jump and the javelin for Mount Union.
"It was a nice win," Mount Union coach Bob Wydock said. "Zach once again led the way for us and Dylan Smith came up big for us. Greg has really stepped up his game late in the season in the field events."
The girls had three total first place winners. Alana Saulen continued her dominance in the 100 and 200 dashes. She has yet to lose a race this season in those events. Tynita White picked up the other with in the shot put.
"Alana ran extremely well again in the 100 and the 200," Wydock said. "Tynita did her thing again in shot put. They are our two big stars."
Mount Union (Boys: 4-8, Girls: 3-9) heads to the Inter-County Conference championships Monday.