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MC clinches playoff berth

What a way to clinch a post-season playoff berth.

Mifflin County was pumped and ready for action as it went head-to-head against Philipsburg-Osceola.

With a playoff berth hanging in the balance, Mifflin County manager Travis Zook sent Lucas McKay to the mound to go face-to-face with Mounties’ hurler Tanner Lamb.

McKay was almost unhittable tossing three innings of one hit ball. Teammate Ross Torquato was tough on the mound as well refusing to allow a hit in his two full innings of work.

In the end, the game would never be close as the Huskies 10-runed the Mounties, ending the game after four and a half innings.

Leading the way on the afternoon were Isaac Strohecker and Max Remy who both finished with a 2RBI performance.

Despite only four turns at bat, Mifflin County pounded out nine hits.

Mifflin County posted three runs in the opening inning after keeping Philipsburg off the scoreboard in the top of the first.

John Michael Maclay got the Huskies going, while showing his patience at the plate, reaching on a base-on-balls.

Isaiah Kearns moved Maclay up a base, hustling out an infield single.

With two out, Remy loaded the bases also reaching on a Philipsburg walk.

Strohecker did not disappoint in his a bat, blasting a 2RBI single to left, giving Mifflin County a 2-0 lead.

Mifflin County added another run before the end of its first at bats, putting the Mounties behind early on.

McKay and the Huskies’ defense sent down the Mounties in order switching the game back to Mifflin County and its explosive offense.

Kyle Bodtorf kept the momentum in the home team’s favor, reaching on a single into left.

With one out, Kearns reached base for the second time, walking to put runners on first and second.

Bodtorf scored minutes later when Heath Hidlay sent a skipping single back up the middle, making it a 4-run Mifflin County lead.

Remy’s double into the deep depths of left, allowed both Kearns and Hidlay to scoot home, upping the lead to 6-0.

However, Mifflin County wasn’t quite done yet as Drew Hannon rounded out the scoring bringing home Remy on an RBI single.

With a 7-0 lead, Mifflin County went into its part of the third to try to end it.

Plating three more runs, the Huskies’ defense held in the tops of the fourth and fifth, ending in the Mifflin County victory.

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