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Comeback kids, MC rallies from deficit to top Cumberland Valley

LEWISTOWN – Call them the Cardiac kids!

This season for the MIfflin County baseball team has been a magical one as they have rolled off eight wins in nine games.

Wednesday, the Huskies were down 5-0 early against  Cumberland Valley when the “Purple and Black attack” added to their mystic as they grinded out small rallies until taking the lead 6-5 heading into the seventh.

The Eagles tied things at six in the top of the top of the seventh.

But the Huskies came through in the bottom of the inning for the walk off 7-6 victory.

Picking up the win for MIfflin County was Jacob Ross.

After giving up a five spot in the first, the Huskies comeback journey started in the bottom of the opening stanza.

Landen Eichhorn led off the first with a one-out single.

Xavier Smith followed with a walk, putting runners on first and second.

Jayden Smith singled in Eichhorn.

In second, the Huskies continued to chip away at its deficit.

Madden Weaver started  with a single. Calin McKnight doubled home Weaver, inching the Huskies closer at 5-2.

Mifflin County moved even closer in the third cutting their deficit to one.

Tye Plank took his turn to get his team the comeback, singling to get the inning going.

Weaver added a single, putting runners on first and second.

Tucker Gill loaded the bases with a walk.

Plank took advantage of a wild pitch to score from third. On the wild pitch all runners moved up a base.

Weaver cut the Eagles lead to one as he reached on a Cumberland Valley miscue.

The Huskies climbed out of the hole and plastered two more runs in the fourth.

Again it was Weaver who came up clutch for MIfflin County as he smashed a 2RBI double in the inning to score both Jayden Smith and Farrell Souders, 6-5.

The Eagles tried to battle back scoring a run in the top of the seventh.

But the night belonged to the Huskies.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Huskies walked it off.

McKnight was plunked on an Eagle pitch. He was replaced on the base paths by Reese Christine.

Christine moved up to second on a passed ball.

Gill sacrifice Christine to third, setting the stage for Ryan Kanagy.

Kanagy ended the contest of a sacrifice fly to end the contest and giving the Huskies a hard fought victory.

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