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Mifflin County girls top Carlisle, 5-2

By Kenny Varner


LEWISTOWN – Hannah Kanagy pitched a solid six innings, allowing two runs as the Mifflin County Huskies’ provided the offense en route to their 2nd win of the season, defeating Carlisle 5-2 at the Mifflin County softball complex Wednesday afternoon.

Hannah Ruby came in for the save, pitching a hitless two innings of scoreless pitching.

Mifflin County opened the scoring early in the game, posting a run in the bottom of the first.

With two outs, Mara Rhodes got the inning started with a single to left field.

Ruby brought Rhodes to third base when she roped a stand up double, putting runners on second and third.

With one swing of the bat, the Huskies took the lead when Maggie Wray posted an RBI single into right, making it 1-0.

Kanagy sent down the side in both the second and third innings, setting the stage for another Mifflin County scoring run.

Leadoff hitter Allessa Morrison opened the third with a blast to the gap, ending in a triple.

With one out, Rhodes picked up her first RBI of the night when she sent a sacrifice fly to the outfield, upping it to 2-0.

Ruby kept the inning going when she belted her second double of the afternoon.

With two outs, Ray kept the inning alive with a walk.

While Darcy Wilson singled in Ruby, making the Huskies’ lead blossom to 3-0.

Carlisle ended Kanagy’s no-hit bid in the fourth and in the process picked up two much needed runs to cut the Mifflin County advantage to just one, 3-2.

However, the Huskies’ defense came up big time after time in the later innings, holding Carlisle to just the two runs.

Despite numerous on-base close calls, Mifflin County got out unharmed each time.

Mifflin County gave itself some breathing room, picking up three runs in the bottom of the sixth.

With one out, Sage Heckendorn placed a single to left field. Heckendorn moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt by Taylor McKay.

Morrison put runners on first and third with only one out. She then moved up to second on a stolen base.

An error by the Carlisle second baseman allowed both Heckendorn and Morrison to score, upping the home team’s lead to 5-2.

In the top of the seventh,  Ruby set down the team in order picking up the victory.

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