From staff reports
FLINTON - Mount Union pitcher Marissa Aurand pitched her first career perfect game and second no-hitter in a 15-0 demolition of Glendale on Tuesday.
Aurand struck out seven Glendale batters and went 4-for-4 at the plate to complete her brilliant day.
"Aurand really had an awesome day," Mount Union coach Matt Fiscus said. "She was hitting her spots all day."
It was the second perfect game thrown by one of Fiscus' players in his 15 years of coaching.
Five Trojans had multiple hits and Brittany Brumbaugh, Lauren Shugarts and Guiliante each had three RBIs.
"It was a great day," Fiscus said. "We hit well, ran the bases well and did everything well. That's all you can ask for as a coach."
Mount Union is scheduled to host Bellwood-Antis Thursday afternoon.
Jersey Shore 12,
Midd-West 0 (5 innings)
JERSEY SHORE-A young Midd-West team fell behind early and couldn't play catch-up as the Mustangs fell to Jersey Shore 12-0 on Tuesday.
The Jersey Shore pitcher blanked the Mustangs for five innings and knocked in four runs on the day.
The Bulldogs came out aggressive and got to Midd-West pitcher Adrianne Gesselman with four runs in the first inning.
"They hit the ball," Midd-West coach Pete Voss said. "They're a real good-hitting, aggressive team."
Conversely, Voss hopes his team can come out with the same mentality.
"We just let them get that early lead," Voss said. "It's just something that we need to work on as a team, just being aggressive."
Midd-West (1-2, 0-2 HAC) will play Shikellamy today.
Mount Union 8, Glendale 0
MOUNT UNION - Darrian Stapleton was superb on the hill and a trio of Trojans were strong at the plate, but Mount Union skipper Nick Imperioli said it was the defense that made the difference in an 8-0 shutout of Glendale Tuesday.
The strong play in the field continued the season trend that has carried Mount Union to a 4-0 record overall and in the Inter-County Conference.
"It seems that the more the pitcher puts them over and makes them hit it the better the defense plays," Imperioli said. "And today was probably the first time since the first game we hit the ball well throughout the lineup."
Brady Goodling, Trevon Walker and Thad Wakefield each hit twice, each had a double and each drove in a run. But it was still Stapleton and his second straight one-hitter - 44 strikes on 67 pitches - that set up the win.
"Darrian was just excellent today again," Imperioli said. "We played very well behind him."
The Trojans travel to Bellwood-Antis Thursday.
Mifflin County 3, Cumberland Valley 2
MECHANICSBURG-After finally getting out on the field for the first time this season, Mifflin County made the best of it.
For what is believed to be the first time in the school's history, Mifflin County defeated Cumberland Valley 3-2 to open the season, giving the Huskies a win against the Commonwealth Division powerhouse in a boys sport.
"It was fantastic," Mifflin County coach Travis Zook said of finally opening the season. "It's nice to be outside playing another team."
Isaiah Kearns pitched four solid innings and blasted a first-inning homer to spot the Huskies an early 1-0 lead.
"He had a great day," Zook said. "He comes up and hits a big towering home run to left and got himself a lead. He came in and threw really well."
Heath Hidlay came on in relief of Kearns and picked up his first save of the season.
The Huskies (1-0, 1-0 Mid-Penn Conference) are back in action again today when they host Central Dauphin East.
Midd-West 8, Danville 5
MIDDLEBURG - Luke Zimmerman had three hits including a home run and Midd-West knocked off Danville 8-5 Tuesday afternoon.
Aaron Sharp started and picked up the win for the Mustangs.
"He threw well," Midd-West coach Ron Flood said. "He threw a lot of strikes and threw a lot of groundballs and kept them off-balance."
Zach Brent was a thorn in the Mustangs' side all day, going 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI, but his effort along with three Midd-West errors wasn't enough for Danville.
Midd-West (2-0, 1-0 HAC) will visit Selinsgrove tonight.
Track and Field
Boys: Mifflin County 102, Harrisburg 48
Girls: Mifflin County 91, Harrisburg 59
HARRISBURG - Mifflin County's boys and girls picked up first wins of the young season in track and field in what coach Scott Gantz called an all-around team effort.
The boys beat Commonwealth Division opponent Harrisburg 102-48. The girls won their meet 91-59.
"We're getting better day by day. Hopefully that will get us to where we want to be at the end of the season," Gantz said.
The Huskies picked up points in multiple events on the track and in the field, Gantz said. Taking advantage of low numbers, Mifflin County used its advantage in distance events, he said.
"The distance runners had a heck of a day," he said. "We had some kids that got some experience tonight that got us some points. This early in the season that's a good thing."
Mifflin County (boys and girls: 1-1, 1-1) return home to host Central Dauphin Tuesday.
Boys: Greenwood 105, Millersburg 45
Girls: Greenwood 82, Millersburg 68
MILLERSTOWN - Seconds and thirds were precious for the Wildcats as Greenwood won in both boys and girls track and field over Tri-Valley League opponent Millersburg Tuesday.
The girls were paced by sweeps in the long jump, triple jump and 300 hurdles. The boys captured all three relays and swept the discus.
* Mount Union 16, Glendale 0 (4 innings). WP: Sarah Gearhart. Top hitter: Diana Roher, 3-for-3, 3B, 2B.