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Down to the last out; Rail Splitters hold onto take Mifflin County 11Us 5-4

It was a nail biter from beginning to end when the Mifflin County Eagles battled the State College Rail Splitters in game one of a double header. In the first game, the Rail Splitters survived a back-and- forth battle to the end, winning 5-4.

State finished with eight hits while Mifflin County tallied six.

Leading the way offensively for Mifflin County was Carson Cherry as he went 2-for-2 with an RBI. He also scored twice in the contest as well.

Also picking up his were Jude Zook, Thad Gerwich, Jake Knable and Chase Bubb.

The Rail Splitters were led by AJ Miller with a 2-for-3 performance with two runs scored and Keenan Friese as he went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Going into the bottom of the second the game was scoreless as the Eagles came to the plate.

Brayden Benfer made the most of three RailSplitters miscues to score the first run.

Defensively, both teams took over and neither team blinked as they went into the fifth inning.

State College tied the game in the top of the inning as Quinn Park scored.

Mifflin County got its bats going in the bottom of the inning, taking back the lead at 4-1, scoring three runners in the inning.

Jarron Kenny got things started for the Eagles with a walk.

Dylan Wray followed with a walk of his own, putting runners on first and second.

Chase Bubb singled and then was forced out by a fielders choice hit by Jude Zook. Zook picked up the RBI.

Easton Lepley walked and then Cherry blasted a shot into centerfield, scoring two on the play, giving his team a three-run cushion.

But State College refuses to go away as they plated four runs in its last at bats.

Miller started off the inning reaching on a Mifflin County miscue. Hays Furmanek reached when he reached on a singled down shallow right field.

Freise unloaded the bases on a single into left, scoring Miller and Furmanek, tying it at four.

A miscommunication in left field on a fly ball Tristan Whitbread allowed Freise to plate the go ahead run.

In their last at bats, the Eagles came close but it wasn’t meant to be in this morning contest as State went onto to hold onto a one-run victory.

Picking up the win for the Rail Splitters was Skylar Crone.

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