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Lady Huskies capture Mid-Penn Commonwealth title in nail biting fashion

Photo courtesy of Kathy Reed
LEWISTOWN – The true test of a Great champion is the way it reacts after facing adversity in extreme dire situations and comes out victorious.
If it wasn’t stressful enough to play a single game for the rights to be called Mid-Penn Commonwealth Champions, the Mifflin County softball team had to comeback from letting a scrappy Chambersburg team to battle back and send the game into extras.
It was the hit heard around Mifflin County.
In the bottom of the eighth, clutch performer Elena Eckley brought in the winning run to send the Lady Huskies into the top spot and a 10-9extra inning victory over the Lady Trojans.
Another tough performance came from Hannah Kanagy as she celebrated a milestone of striking out her 100th batter.
Kanagy went head-to-head against Chambersburg hurler Laken Myers for the right to be crowned champion.
Early on it looked as if the Huskies were going to cruise to the title after posting a 4-run first inning.
The Huskies continued to pound the ball, picking up two more runs by the time the fourth inning came around.
The Lady Trojans cut back the Mifflin County advantage in the fourth, playing two runs to make it 6-2 with the Huskies coming to bat in the bottom of the inning.
Mifflin County added two runs more to go up 8-2 as it went late into the contest.
However, the Chambersburg team would not go out without a fight and showed why they were also on top of the Commonwealth division, chipping away and tying the game to send the game into an extended period.
But after holding the Trojans scoreless in the top of the eighth it was time for the Lady Huskies to shine as they rallied to set the stage for Eckley.
And the celebration began!!
Throughout the season and during the game the different Huskies came up with big plays, clutch hits and strike outs. It was a total team effort.
With most team efforts through the season most come through as champions, so was the story for the fiesty, never say die, Huskies.

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