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Strodes Mills takes MC softball title, tops Yeagertown

In the championship game of the MIfflin County Softball Super Series Championship, it was Strodes Mills and Yeagertown battling for the title.

After a strong weekend of hard hitting action, the weekend came down to the two teams the were both victorious in their opening games of the two-day tournament.

In the end, Strodes came out the victors of a 16-9 contest.

Yeagertown started off the contest by posting three runs in the first.

Emily Shirey led off with a walk and stole second.

Teammate Maddy Hays also walked.

Jocelyn Jays loaded the bases as she hustled out an infield single. Lily Wise brought in Shirey with an RBI walk.

Two miscues by Strodes led to two more runs, taking a 3-0 lead to start.

But Strodes bounced back in the bottom of the inning, posting two runs of there own, cutting it to a 3-2 contest.

Leadoff hitter Layla Osmond led off with a walk. She stole second and moved to third on a fielder’s choice.

Relayna DeArment brought in Osmond on an RBI fielder’s choice.

Carly Dickson walked and stole her way home, cutting it to a one-run deficit.

Defensively, Strodes Mills held the spunky Yeagertown crew in their second at bats.

The bats came out for Strodes in the bottom of the inning as it exploded for a 5-run burst, taking the lead for the first time 7-3.

Lily Bennett led off the inning with a walk.

Isabella Pecht followed with a walk of her own.

Brenna Benny loaded the bases as she also took a free pass.

Claire Sunderland smacked a 2RBI single, giving her team the 4-3 advantage.

Osman followed with an RBI single.

Eva Gipe picked up an RBI on a fielder’s choice.

DeArment kept things going, roping a single of her own.

Dickson ended the scoring by roping an RBI single of her own, making it a 7-3 advantage.

Dickson also was strong on the defensive end. With runners on the corners and nobody out, Dickson caught a liner to her and tug the runner out at third for the double play, ending the Yeagertown rally and most importantly refused to allow a run.

Strodes’ offense was on fire, picking up five more runs to up its lead to 12-3.

Yeagertown bounced back to pick up two runs in the top of the fourth as Shirey and Maddy Hays both scored after consecutive walks, making it 12-5 after three and a half innings played.

Dickson was busy on the defensive end making all three outs in the inning.

Yeagertown held its ground in the bottom of the fourth as it clamped down and held Strodes Mills to no runs.

Yeagertown chipped back into the Strodes Mills lead as Mya Felmlee and Jocelyn Sunderland scored on an RBI by Jocelyn Hays, making it 12-7 going into the bottom of the fifth.

Back came the Strodes Mills offense as they picked up four runs to set the stage for Yeagertown’s last at bats, trailing 16-7.

Yeager town rallies for two runs in the final stanza but it wasn’t enough as Strodes held on for the 16-9 victory.

Leading the 10-hit victory for Strodes was Addie Thornburgh with a 3-for-4 night with a run scored.

Picking up two hits for Strodes were Claire Sunderland, Dickson, DeArment, and Osman.

Yeagertown’s charge was led by Jocylen Hays’ 3-for-4 effort.

Teammate Felmlee had a two hit night while Sunderland and Wise has one hit each.

In the third place game, Lewistown slipped past Decatur in a game that wouldn’t be decided until the sixth inning.

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