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MC takes Mid-Penn title

STATE COLLEGE – History was made Friday afternoon in a non conventional was when Mifflin County played the second game in as many days against Mid-Penn Commonwealth rival State College.

The Huskies were a team determined to clinch the Mid-Penn title that neither the Little Lions or Mother Nature could stop them.

After rain halted the game temporarily, the Huskies turned a close 2-1 contest into a 7-2 late inning victory.

Hannah Ruby was tough on the mound allowing just two runs in the victory.

In the first inning, the Huskies took advantage of two consecutive errors to plate their first run.

With one out, Tara Kibe hustled out an infield grounder and reached first and then second as the Little Lions first baseman had the ball bounce of her glove.

Kibe scored on the next play when Mara Rhodes sizzling grounder tipped off the glove of the State College third baseman, making it 1-0.

Ruby and company kept the Little Lions off the board in the bottom of the inning.

State College’s defense had a strong showing in the top of the second, allowing just a single by Ruby.

The home team rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the second as they rallied for three singles, tying the game at one.

But the Huskies didn’t get to the top of the Mid-Penn Standings without having a very opportunistic offense. With one crack of the bat, Mifflin County battled right back.

After popping up in her first at bat, Allessa Morrison took a State College pitch and blasted into the deep depths of left field.

While rounding third, Morrison and the ball were coming to the plate at the same time. Morrison used some fancy footwork to go around the tag, taking back the lead, 2-1.

Mifflin County’s defense continued to dominate, keeping the Little Lions off the board in the third, fourth and for most of the fifth inning.

Then the lightning and the rains came down, delaying the game for over an hour.

But the night belonged to the Lady Huskies as they outscored State College 5-1 the rest of the way, clinching the victory and the Commonwealth title.

With the win, Mifflin County improves to a 15-3 overall and 13-1 in the Mid-Penn.

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