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Mifflin County sweeps Red Land in double dip

Photos by Bob Hockenbrock
LEWISTOWN- Twice as nice!

It was a great day to be a Lady Husky.

Having to play a double header against Red Land Thursday, the MIfflin County softball team had their A-game going as they swept the Patriots 11-1 and 6-4, respectively.

Dakota Hershberger hit her 20th career homerun tonight against Red Land. She also hit her 75th career hit to pace the Lady Huskies.

In the opening contest, the MIfflin County offense strong throughout taking only six innings to put Red Land away.

The Lady Huskies pounded out 13 hits en route to the win.

Ava Baler and teammate Savannah Powell brought out the bats, both posting three hits each. Both also notched 2RBIs.

Hershberger followed up with two hits in the contest.

After a scoreless two innings, the Huskies put a 3-spot in the bottom of the third inning.

Riley Hine opened the inning reaching on a Patriots error.

Hershberger singled Hine to second.

Alexis O’Brien also reached on a miscue as Hine scored and Hershberger moved up to third.

Both Hershberger and O’Brien scored on a third Red Land error.

In the fourth, the Huskies added another run.

Powell led things off with a single. Malaina Maxwell followed with a single of her own, putting runners on first and third.

Powell tug up and scored the fourth run for Mifflin County on a sacrifice fly by Hine.

Red Land got on the board in the fifth, cutting it to a 4-1 contest.

But the Huskies battled back in the bottom of the inning scoring two.

From there, the Huskies added five more runs in the sixth for the 10-run victory.

Piper Specht picked up the win for the Lady Huskies.

Mifflin County 7, Red Land 5

In a much closer game two, the Lady Huskies held onto pick up a 7-5 victory.

Hershberger posted a solo shot in the top of the fourth.

Baker once again posted a 3-hit effort. Jalee Bodtorf and Hershberger both finished with two hits apiece. Bodtorf led her team with four RBIs while Hershberger tallied two.

In the first two innings, Mifflin County took an early 4-0 advantage.

However, the Lady Patriots battled back with three in the bottom of the inning, making it a 4-3 MIfflin County lead.

But Hersberger’s solo shot in the fourth, put Mifflin County up by two runs.

Red Land tied the contest at five with a run in the fourth and in the fifth.

But the Huskies would come through in flying colors adding two more runs in the sixth and then holding on to capture the victory in the seventh.


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