From staff reports
CARLISLE - The Mifflin County softball team relied on a 12-run fifth inning to end its Commonwealth Division game against Carlisle in five innings on Friday.
It was a great inning offensively, but add to this the fact that those 12 runs were just more than half of the Huskies' total runs, and the word "great" seems to be an understatement for the offensive onslaught.
Mifflin County collected 17 hits and the same number of RBIs to score every inning, sending the Thundering Herd to a 21-0 loss.
"Our team's been really hitting well, and obviously they hit very well tonight. We're scoring runs throughout the entire lineup and as a coach that's something you like to see," Mifflin County coach Jack McCurdy said.
Maggie Lucas brought the most runs across the plate, as her five RBIs were a nice compliment to her 2-for-5 effort, but she certainly wasn't the only Husky swinging the bat.
Teammate Allessa Morrison had a triple and four RBIs, Mara Rhodes hit two doubles and collected four RBIs in her three-hit effort and Maggie Wray went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
"Everything seemed to go our way today," McCurdy said, who further explained that after putting up a nine-run lead headed into the fifth, the girls relaxed at the plate and the offense just followed.
Rachel Zimmerman was awarded the win from the circle as she threw five strikeouts to keep the Thundering Herd at bay. Teammate Taylor Boyer also threw one strikeout.
Mifflin County (3-1) hosts Redland today at 11 a.m.