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Strodes Mills opened its tournament with win over Decatur

In game two of the MIfflin County Softball Super Series tournament, the Strodes Mills offense scored early and often defeating a tough Decatur team, 11-5.

Strodes got a huge lift from Carly Dickson as she blasted a shot into left centerfield that rolled to the fence as she managed to finish with an Inside-the-Park grand slam.

She finished her night with a 5-RBI performance.

Leading the way in the hits column for Strodes was Layla Osman who went 2-for-2 with a double and a single with 2RBIs and 2 runs scored.

Addie Thornburgh also finished with one hit on the night.

Decatur got hits from Kaylsa Everly, Reiley Houtz and Lexi Truitt.

Strodes Mills started off the scoring, posting two runs in the first inning.

Osman walked and stole second and third and later stole home for her team’s first run.

Ava Gipe followed with a walk of her own and later scored after stealing second and third.

Hope would hustle home on a RBIs fielder’s choice, making it a 2-0 advantage.

After holding Decatur scoreless in the first, Strodes was back at it again in the second by scoring three more runs.

Isabelle Pecht, Brenna Benny and Claire Sunderland all walked to load the bases early.

All would score on a double by Osman, increasing the lead to 5-0.

Decatur would make its way on the scoreboard in the second, posting a run.

Lexi Byler walked and proceeded to steal her way across the bases as she stole home to put her team on the board.

Strodes worked its way back on the board, posting yet another run in the third.

Decatur cut the game to a 6-4 contest thanks to a 2-RBI triple by Truitt.

Truitt later scored on an Everly RBI single.

But the game belonged to Strodes as Dickson led her team to a 5-run inning with her grand slam. She then scored on a Thornburgh double.

Decatur tried to come back but could only manage a run in its final at bats.

The tournament will conclude Sunday at 5 with the championship game.

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