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Juniata improves to 18-1 with win over rival EJ

A rivalry renewed.

Juniata met East Juniata in softball action Wednesday.

The night belonged to the Lady Indians on the night as the mighty Juniata offense was alive once again, resulting in a 9-0 shut out of the Tigers.

Things continued to roll right along for Lady Indians pitcher Liz Gaisior. Gaisior allowed only three East Juniata hits while striking out 13 on the afternoon.

Offensively, the Indians were led hitters Victoria Moore (3-for-3, HBP, RBI. Alexa Kuhn (2-for-3, 2 doubles, 2RBIs), Ava Lauver (1-for-4, 2RBIs) and Regan Lowrey (1-for-1, 4BB, 2RBI, 3SB).

Juniata led off with two runs in the first inning.

With one out, Lowrey walked.

Lexi Frontz singled Lowrey over to third.

Lowrey scored on a fielder’s choice on a grounder by Savannah Marshall, making it 1-0.

Standing on third, Frontz later scored on a Shaelyn Armstrong single.

Holding a 2-0 advantage going into the second, the Lady Indians would threaten again.

Moore opened the second with a single past shortstop. She then stole second. Gaisior walked to load the bases.

Lowrey took one for the team as she was hit by an East Juniata offering, scoring Moore, upping the Juniata advantage to 3-0.

Moore scored again in the top of the fourth.

Gaisior’s pitches were on target as the Indians cruised through the Tigers’ line up.

Juniata added five more runs in the final three innings to up its record to 18-1.

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