HARRISBURG - Bright blue skies, warm temperatures and turf management worthy of the U.S. Open greeted the Mifflin County Huskies as they departed the bus at Central Dauphin East.
For the second day in a row, Mifflin County's game was sunny as well.
Mifflin County scored in four of the five innings they played to claim a 12-0 Commonwealth Division shutout over the Panthers in a game stopped early by the 10-run rule.
Shelby Lyter recorded the win in the circle for the Huskies, striking out four while issuing just one
base on balls and giving up three hits in four innings of work. Taylor Boyer cemented the shutout in the fifth inning.
From the circle Boyer caught a pop-up, forced a ground out and snared a line drive up the middle.
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Only four batsmen reached based for Central Dauphin East; two in the third and two in the fourth.
All Mifflin County starters who registered an at bat realized at least one hit. Tara Kibe had deuces wild as she notched two hits in two official trips to the plate, scoring two runs with a sacrifice bunt to round off the day.
Boyer, Macie Lucas and Kali Hunter also had two hits each.
"We were relaxed at the plate today, we didn't over think, and did not feel pressured," Jordan Myers said.
Myers experienced what one might call an all-around day at the plate. She went one for two, stole second base and then third base, got hit by a pitch, hit a sacrifice fly with a run
batted in and scored a run.
"We did a great job making an adjustment at the plate today," Mifflin County coach Jack McCurdy said of his team's run production.
The Huskies scored two runs in the second inning, one run in the third, four runs in the fourth
and five runs in the fifth and final stanza. Flawless defense, combined with fourteen hits and eight runs batted in made for a fun Friday on the diamond.
Today the Huskies (8-2) will play a pair of non-league opponents in the Central Mountain tournament in Mill Hall.