By Kenny Varner
LEWISTOWN – Playing in their third home game of the week, the MIfflin County softball team went up against an undefeated Williamsport team that was looking on keeping their record intact.
Things got away from the Lady Huskies early in the first and weren’t be able to completely recover.
In the end, the Lady Millionaires provided the offense as they defeated the Lady Huskies in five,12-2.
Williamsport’s Kendall McAnelly picked up the victory for the visitors, going three innings, allowing two runs, striking out one.
Taking the loss for the Huskies was Arika Henry.
However, Henry carried a tough bat as she went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Mifflin County Varsity Huskies in hits.
The Mifflin County Huskies struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Williamsport, giving up 12 runs.
McAnelly pitched Williamsport to victory. The hurler allowed four hits and two runs over three innings, striking out one.
Offensively, Williamsport tallied 11 hits in the game. Dietrick, Aubri Blair, and Robertson each finished with multiple hits for the Lady Millionaires.
Myla Kelley started off the first inning for Williamsport as she hustled out a mishandled grounder.
Nicole Belton followed with a walk.
Abby Robertson smacked in Kelley when she roped an RBI single to left allowing Kelley to score and Belton to move up to second.
Analie Robertson followed with an RBI single of her own, upping the lead to 2-0 for Williamsport while scoring Belton.
With runners on first and second, Ally Chilson grounded into a fielders choice. On the play Abby Robertson advanced to third while Chilson was safe at first.
Williamsport wasn’t quite done after that as Aubry Blair loaded the bases with a walk.
Matayla Dietrick continued the momentum as she picked up an RBI walk, scoring Chilson.
Taryn Reed also walked to bring in a run as Blair crossed the plate.
Kendall McAnelly launched a sacrifice fly to centerfield, allowing
the last Williamsport run to score, making it a 5-0 contest after a 1/2 inning.
“We dug a hole early and just never could get going. We’re not going to make excuses, everyone is playing a lot of ball right now. We just got to come ready to go,” said MIfflin County coach Craig Weston. “We have to come ready to go and forget about it because we’re right back on the field tomorrow.”
Williamsport held the MIfflin County bats in check in the first and second.
In the third, the Millionaires added some insurance runs, plating four runs, upping the lead to a 9-0 game.
But the Huskies clawed and scraped to post two runs in the third.
Margo Reeder led off the inning with a walk.
Alexis O’Brien followed with a walk of her own.
Henry brought Reeder around on a blast to the gap in right, moving up O’Brien.
Sophie McCurdy singled in O’Brien to end the scoring in the inning.
That would be all the Huskies could tally while Williamsport added three more runs to end the contest after five, 12-2.
Mifflin County will take to the road Thursday to play Central Dauphin.
Williamsport 12, Mifflin County 2 (5 innings)
WP – 504 30x x – 12 11 0
MC – 002 00x x – 2 5 3
WP: Kendall McAnelly (W)
LP: Arika Henry (MC)
Multiple hitters: Williamsport – Aubry Blair 2-for-2 2runs, Mataya Dietrick 2-for-2 2RBIs. Mifflin County – Henry 2-for-3 RBI.
2B: Williamsport – Abby Robertson