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SC tops Huskies in baseball action

STATE COLLEGE – State College’s Kyle Peterson kept the Mifflin County bats silent for most of the evening, allowing five hits and just one run resulting in a 5-1 Mid-Penn Commonwealth victory Thursday at the Little Lions’ field.

Miscues hampered the Huskies defense early on in the contest, costing the team team two runs of the five.

Peterson struck out three while not allowing a walk as he went the distance in the contest.

Mifflin County went to Peyton Reesman with the ball and he struck out three and walked five in a losing effort.

After holding the Huskies without a hit in the first, State College got on the board first. Kaleb Walls led off the Little Lions’ part of the first with a double into left centerfield. Brandon Raquet moved Walls up to third on a picture perfect bunt single.

With Walls on third, Raquet attempted to steal but the throw to second scooting past the second baseman and shortstop, allowing Walls to pick up the first run of the ball game.

Ken Craig stood at the plate with one out and bounced a fielders choice grounder which allowed Raquet to score, making it 2-0.

The Little Lions added an insurance run in the bottom of the second, plating yet another run to take a 3-0 lead.

With two outs, Alec Lose kept the inning alive being patient at the plate and reached on a base on balls.

Lose moved over to third base after a hit by Walls. Though he was caught in a rundown, he managed to score.

In the third, Craig posted the Little Lions fourth run of the game via a third Mifflin County miscue, upping the advantage to 4-0.

However, Mifflin County never gave up, in the top of the fourth the Huskies cut the lead to three, 4-1.

John Michael Maclay led off the inning with his team’s first hit of the game, a double down the third baseline.

Designated hitter Isaiah Kearns brought in Maclay as he roped a double of his own, ending the shutout and the no-hit bid in just two batters.

But unfortunately for the visitors, State College plated another run in the top of the fifth, taking the 5-1 victory.

The two will be back in action against each other Friday at Mifflin County High School.

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