COCOLAMUS - The East Juniata baseball team had a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a win on Friday, but Upper Dauphin scored four unanswered runs across five innings to get a 7-3 win and put the Tigers in a must-win situation.
Bailey Coder had two triples and Nick Lorenz added one for himself, but the Tiger offense was shut down in all but the third inning. East Juniata coach Tim Brubaker thought his team brought the bats, but couldn't get any runs late.
"We came out and in the second inning we gave up three walks and they had some timely hits, which set the pace for them," Brubaker said. "We finally got the bats out with Coder, Inch and Lorenz all hitting the ball well, but we couldn't get over that last hump."
Coder had two RBIs on the day and Tyler Inch added one.
The Tigers (9-9) are at Line Mountain on Tuesday and must win to qualify for the District 4 playoffs.
Greenwood 1 (4 inn.)
MILLERSTOWN - Two teams, each with one win this year, were looking for a shot at redemption when they met Friday.
Midd-West got that and a bit more, cruising to a 19-1 non-league win.
Midd-West (2-16) hosts Selinsgrove today.
Halifax 14, Midd-West 2
MIDDLEBURG - The Midd-West softball team got through the first inning against Halifax Friday, but after that the Mustangs' defense collapsed as the Wildcats took advantage and ran away with a 14-2 victory on Friday afternoon.
The Wildcats collected 13 hits on the day, but were also helped out by nine Mustang errors as they scored eight runs combined in the second and third innings. The Mustangs got two runs in the fifth, but managed just four hits on the day.
The Mustangs (3-10) host a round-robin tournament today with guests Selinsgrove and Tri-Valley.
Upper Dauphin 4,
East Juniata 3
ELIZABETHVILLE - East Juniata led twice against Upper Dauphin, but was unable to close the door on the league's top team in a 4-3 loss.
The Tigers (6-10) were eliminated from contention for the District 4 playoffs. They are in the Mifflinburg tournament today.