By Dom Reed
LEWISTOWN – The State College Little Lions traveled over the Mountain to take on the Mifflin County Huskies In A Mid-Penn District 6 softball Match up.
When these two teams play you always know you are going to get a great game and that’s how it was this Wednesday.
Mifflin County’s senior star pitcher Madison Wolfgang wasted little time in the first inning striking out the first batter. The hurler struck out Jess Hawbaker looking.
Wolfgang wasn’t satisfied as she struck out Gabi Todd. Then she forced Sydney Wells to swing and hit a ground out to Riley Hine at shortstop to end the inning.
Wolfgang would record two strikeouts in the first inning.
On the offensive side for Mifflin County in the first, Hine and Mackenna Yoder would both recorded hits in the inning.
Dakota Hershberger followed with a walk.
Yoder would go on to drive in two runs to give the Huskies a early 2-0 lead.
Early in the second inning, State’s Addie Harpster hit a line drive to first base. Hershberger would happen to be in the right place at the right time without a flinch and caught the line drive.
The Little Lions in that same inning would get a big hit that would fall in the gap for a double by Ava Babcock.
Brooke Weaver was a familiar face for the Little Lions in this game as Weaver got the job of being the Courtesy Runner. Weaver would go onto replace Babcock at second base.
Leading off the second inning for Mifflin County was Falynn Reinard. Reinard would rip a double to open up the inning.
Harpster, the pitcher for the Little Lions would walk Wolfgang.
State College would escape the inning when Arika Henry flew out.
Hine would ground into a fielder’s choice and Hershberger would ground out to end the inning. Wolfgang began the third inning striking out Haley Weaver to record her third strike out.
Mifflin County plated two more in the fourth, upping the Huskies advantage to 4-0.
State added a run in the fifth.
Wolfgang continued her dominance and record six strikeouts, 62-of-91 pitches resulted in strikes.
Wolfgang ended the night with throwing 91 pitches. Wolfgang also pitched a complete game.
The Little Lions should be happy with the performance they got out of some of their players.
Babcock ended the night with a perfect night hitting recording three hits two for extra bases resulting in doubles with one single which came in the 7th inning when the Little Lions tried to mount a comeback late thanks to a Meredith Meengs double which would drive two runs in to make the score 4-2.
Even with Harpster matching Wolfgang with a complete game and Harpster throwing 108 pitches 54-of -108 being strikes the rally came up short as Wolfgang ends the Little Lions hopes of completing the comeback with a game ending strike out.