HARRISBURG - It wasn't something spectacular, Mifflin County coach Travis Zook admits - it was just fundamentally sound baseball.
Seth Wagner drove in the only run the Huskies turned out to need at the end and picked up the win on the mound as Mifflin County slid by Central Dauphin, 3-0, in Commonwealth Division baseball Wednesday.
"It was a pretty good game," Zook said. "There wasn't a whole lot of excitement as far as offense. Seth did a great job."
Mifflin County scored in the opening half, with Wagner driving in the run after Evan Pupo and Drew Hannon singled, all with two outs. Central Dauphin ended that threat with the bases loaded, but the Huskies were back at it in the fourth with a Lucas McKay single and a Cy Treaster double, which along with an error set up Gage Reesman for the next RBI.
Then Zook signaled for the squeeze, and Aaron Michaels delivered.
"I've really been surprised with the amount of small ball the coaches in the Mid-Penn have been playing this year," Zook said, adding that he wanted to see it work after a rare failed attempt against Chambersburg.
Logan Swineford relieved Wagner in the seventh with two on and struck out three to end it. Isaac Strohecker also had a double.
Mifflin County (2-3, 2-3) hosts Carlisle Friday.
Newport 3, Juniata 2
NEWPORT - Juniata's baseball team had a chance at its second win of the season Wednesday when the Indians had runners on first and third in the top of the seventh while trailing Tri-Valley League opponent Newport 3-2 with two outs, but were unable to bring in either runner.
The Indians had been hitless until the seventh, but put up all three of their hits in the final frame.
"I cannot say enough about my team's will to keep going and keep fighting," Juniata coach Nick Beward said, who was extremely proud of the way his team held on until the very end.
Pitcher Coleby Hambright struck out three and allowed runs in the first and second to keep the Indians in the game while the offense struggled. On the field, the Indians were also strong defensively, committing only one error as compared to their nine errors Monday against Line Mountain.
Juniata (1-4, 1-3) hosts Lancaster Country Day on Friday.
Cumberland Valley 5, Mifflin County 0
MECHANICSBURG - It was a rough outing for Mifflin County tennis Wednesday as Cumberland Valley defeated the Huskies in straight sets every match for the 5-0 Commonwealth Division final score.
Mifflin County's Matt DeBenedetto had the closest singles set when he fell to John Gaspich 7-5 in the second to drop his match.
Both Mifflin County doubles teams fell 6-4 in their first sets, but dropped the second sets by a margin of at least three points.
Mifflin County (5-6, 5-4) hosts Cedar Cliff today.
Newport 5, Juniata 3 (susp., 3rd inn.)
MIFFLINTOWN - Juniata softball trailed Tri-Valley League opponent Newport 5-3 at the conclusion of the third inning when the game was suspended because of rain Wednesday.
Juniata scored two of its three runs on suicide squeeze plays in the bottom of the third.
Greenwood 9, East Juniata 1 (susp., 2nd inn.)
COCOLAMUS - East Juniata put up one run on a suicide squeeze, and Greenwood scored one in the first and eight in the second with its six second-inning hits, but the two Tri-Valley League softball teams had to stop the game early on Wednesday due to bad weather.
The game was called in the bottom of the second, with Greenwood's Chelsea Hicks in the circle, East Juniata's Gracen Shilling at bat, one out and a runner on first.