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Mifflin County bats lead charge in win against Hornets

Slow and steady wins the race.

It was quite a way to pick up win number two for the Mifflin County Independent League team as they defeated Juniata Valley Tuesday night in front of its home fans in Milroy 8-0.

Offensively, Jaxson Pupo led the way as he posted a 3-for-4 evening with two singles, a double an RBI with a run.

On the mound, MC got a combined effort by Brando Souders and Cole Schlegel as they combined for the 2-hit shut out.

Both pitcher allowed just one hit apiece.

Juniata Valley got hits from TJ Wilson and Caden Ropert.

In the first, Ropert got the Hornets it’s first hit, roping a single into centerfield.

But that would be the only blemish Souders would have his time on the mound.

Mifflin County wastes no time at all getting on the scoreboard.

Colby Bodtorf led off with a walk. He stole second and moved up a base on a fielders choice by Bryce Dobson.

Pupo blasted an RBI double, scoring Bodtorf, making it 1-0.

Isiah Alters replaced Pupo on the base path and his speed allowed him to score on a Juniata Valley miscue to end the scoring in the first.

It was an easy 1-2-3 inning for Souders and company in the inning highlighted by a pick off of JT Rodkey who was hit by a pitch earlier.

Souders picked off two Hornet runners on the night.

Mifflin County played heads up offense in the second as Zach Williams walked and later scored on a JV miscue.

Going into the third, Brando with some help from his defense once again kept Juniata Valley off the scoreboard.

In the bottom of the inning, Mifflin County added an extra cushion posting another run, upping its lead to 4-0.

Williams singled in Schlegel to extend its lead a little more.

Both teams went scoreless until the bottom of the sixth where the group from Mifflin County put the game on ice.

Alters started the inning sending a shot back through the mound. He stole second.

Bodley’s single to left put runners on corners.

Pupo’s sent a blast to left field, scoring Alters on the play.

Holden Yocum moved both of his teammate up a base on a sacrifice slow chopper.

Pinch hitter Ethan Eichhorn sent a blast to deep centerfield that just missed going over the fence.

However, the shot was far enough to score Bodley and Pupo on the blast, 7-0.

Cole Knable brought Eichhorn home to end the scoring and with a quick top seventh ending the game.

With the win Mifflin County ups it’s record to 2-0 on the season.

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