From staff reports
MECHANICSBURG - Mifflin County's starting pitcher Seth Wagner threw seven strikeouts and allowed just two of Cumberland Valley's four hits in Wednesday's Commonwealth Division baseball game, but the Eagles' pitcher Hunter Schryver was just as dominant as Cumberland Valley took the 2-1 win.
It was knotted up at 1-1 headed into the bottom of the seventh, but the Eagles' Jordan Frazier reached on a double, was advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt then teammate Matt Davis brought him home with a hard linedrive to left center for the walkoff RBI.
The Mifflin County batters were held to just one hit, as Schryver threw 11 Ks in his seven innings of work.
Wagner handed out seven walks in addition to his seven strikeouts, but otherwise was strong from the mound.
"It was a well pitched game by (Wagner) and I wish we could have gotten a win tonight," Mifflin County coach Travis Zook said.
Mifflin County (5-6) travels to Central Dauphin East on Saturday.
Upper Dauphin 15, Juniata 0 (4 innings)
ELIZABETHVILLE - For a team which has been plagued by injuries lately, things didn't get any better for Juniata on Wednesday, when in the first inning both the pitcher and catcher came out of the game on injuries in the Indians' 15-0 loss to Upper Dauphin.
The Tri-Valley League game was ended in four innings due to the 10-run rule, but even in that amount of time Juniata needed to go scrambling to fill spots after the first-inning injuries.
"We have got to be the most injured team in the TVL right now," Juniata coach Nick Beward said.
One of these necessary moves was to take Chase Rupert from second base and put him on the mound for starting pitcher Jon Ruble.
Rupert only had a little bit of pitching experience at the JV level last season, but he was able to help out the Indians.
"We had to get an inning or two out of Chase Rupert and he isn't one of our pitchers, but he did a good job," Beward said.
Juniata (2-11, 2-8) will host Upper Dauphin on Monday. This game was originally supposed to be the Indians' season opener, but had been postponed due to bad weather.
East Juniata 6, Millersburg 0 (suspended)
COCOLAMUS - East Juniata was cruising Wednesday when Mother Nature hit the brakes.
The Tigers are carrying a 6-0 lead over Millersburg in their Tri-Valley League baseball game, which was suspended in the middle of the third and will resume today at 4:30 p.m.
East Juniata coach Tim Brubaker said his team had a few singles but was helped along by Millersburg mistakes.
Midd-West 5, Lewisburg 3
LEWISBURG - Three Alex Hackenberg RBIs and another strong pitching performance by Austin Hockenbroch were just enough to propel Midd-West to its second-straight victory, edging Heartland Conference foe Lewisburg, 5-3.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 2-0 lead and didn't look back. The team plated two more runs in the fourth and an insurance run in the top of the fifth. The Green Dragons launched a comeback in the last of the fifth by scoring three runs but the Mustangs stymied the attack to notch the win.
Midd-West (6-5, 3-5) hosts Danville Monday.
Line Mountain 4, Greenwood 3
MILLERSTOWN - Greenwood's softball game was declared official Wednesday. The Wildcats just wish it had been a little longer.
Line Mountain won the Tri-Valley League contest, which ended after six innings due to weather, 4-3. The game almost got seven innings in, Greenwood coach Troy Gantt said.
"We actually started it, but didn't get finished with it," he said.
The Eagles scored the first two runs, which Greenwood matched in the fourth, but the visitors posted a 2-1 advantage in the fifth.
"They were able to string a couple hits in there in the inning," Gantt said, and his team committed its only error.
Katie Osborne led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Greenwood (3-4, 3-4) travels to Millersburg Friday.
Selinsgrove 5, Midd-West 0 (suspended)
MIDDLEBURG - The rain may have come at an opportune time for Midd-West - as the home team, the Mustangs have to be in the lead or finish batting after the fourth for a game to be official.
Instead, their Heartland Conference softball game against Selinsgrove is on hold in the bottom of the fifth with the Seals up 5-0.
Midd-West had the bases loaded in the fourth but Selinsgrove escaped. The Mustangs have two on with one out and Adrianne Gesselman at bat when the game resumes.
Midd-West hosts Mifflinburg Tuesday.
Millersburg 12, East Juniata 0 (suspended)
COCOLAMUS - East Juniata's Tri-Valley League softball game against Millersburg was suspended in the bottom of the fourth Wednesday due to bad weather.
When the game was suspended, East Juniata trailed 12-0 with one out, Sam Lash was on second and Courtney Keatts was at bat.
Ashlyn Erhard was pitching for the Tigers.
The remainder of the game will be concluded today at 4:30 p.m. in Cocolamus.
Upper Dauphin 3, Juniata 0 (suspended)
MIFFLINTOWN - Juniata trailed Tri-Valley League opponent Upper Dauphin 3-0 on the softball diamond before the game was suspended in the top of the fifth Wednesday due to bad weather.
Brinley Irvin was pitching for the Indians and Upper Dauphin had one runner on first with one out when the game was suspended.
A makeup date for the game has not yet been scheduled. Juniata's next scheduled game is Saturday at home against West Perry.