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State College 11/12s end MC’s season

STATE COLLEGE – Less than week ago, the Mifflin County 11/12 year olds opened its post season against State College at their home in Reedsville.
Despite a strong first inning by Mifflin County, State went for the 16-6 victory.
Tuesday, the two met yet again but this time it was on State College’s side of the mountain.
The squad from Mifflin County battled their way back elimination to get another try at the Little Lions.
However, State College had their number once again, winning 11-1 in five innings.
State College sent Zoe Bodner to the mound while Mifflin County retaliated with Audrey Jordan.
Despite the loss, Jordan had some strong moments on the mound, striking out seven while Bodner also had seven K’s in the contest. She also finished with just a 3-hitter while her offense finished with six.
Zoe Bodner tallied two hits for State College scoring twice and notching two RBI.
Mifflin County had one multiple hitter as well and that came from the bat of lead off hitter Katelyn Lefevre, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Early in the first inning, the State College defense held Mifflin County scoreless.
But in the bottom of the inning, State opened up the scoring.
Ireland McDyre led things off with a one out walk. She advanced all the way home on three wild pitches.
Mifflin County stopped the State College offense the rest of the way in the inning, giving the home team the 1-0 lead.
Things didn’t fare much better for “the Purple and White” offense in the second, being sent back to the field empty handed.
Bodner got the second inning off and running on a good note as she doubled into left centerfield. A stolen base later, Bodner was on third ready to score.
And did when Mifflin County had a miscue in a rundown opportunity.
Minutes later, Mifflin County got revenge as they were able to tag out Maya Knapp who also found herself in a rundown.
With two out, Payton Strayer reached base on a walk. After stealing second and third, Ava Bierly allowed Strayer to reach home as she hustled out an error, upping the score to 3-0.
State College had an answer for the Mifflin County offense, once again holding them scoreless after their part of the third.
In the bottom of the inning, State College picked up runs from Ella Carson, Bodner, Grace Lippincutt and Maya Knapp, adding some insurance to lead 7-0.
State College added two more in the fourth, teetering on ending the game by the 10-run rule, leading 9-0.
But Mifflin County would not go down without a fight as the mustered a run in the top of the fifth.
Sarah Diehl led off with a walk and then stole second and third.
With two outs, Lefevre doubled in Diehl, cutting it to 9-1.
But the attempt was too little too late as the Little Lions went on to the 11-1 victory.

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