Breaking into the win column in grand style!
The MIfflin County baseball team exploded offensive thanks to a memorable night by catcher Jaxson Pupo who lit things up with a grand slam, a home run and six RBIs en route to giving the Huskies its first win of the season 8-4 over Bishop McDevitt.
Luke Lyter took home the victory for the “Purple and Black Attack” going 4 1/2 innings allowing six hits, three earned runs and three strike outs.
Putting the finishing touches on the night for the MIfflin County bullpen was Aidan Reed.
Offensively, the Huskies finished with an 11-hit effort.
Pupo was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate. Lyter helped his own cause by finishing with two hits and two RBIs.
Bishop McDevitt opened the game with three runs in the second inning, putting the Huskies on the wrong side of a 3-0 contest.
On the bat of Pupo, Mifflin County battled back to take the lead with one swing of the bat. Farrell Souders singled into center to start the third inning.
Ryan Kanagy kept things going with a 1-out single to second, moving Souders up to second.
Xavier Smith set the stage for Pupo, singling to load the bases with still one out.
Pupo went yard smoking the ball past the fence in center, giving his team the 4-3 advantage.
Mifflin County added two more in the top of the fifth.
Pupo was walked to lead off the inning.
Ryan Hine followed with a walk of his own.
Lyter plastered a 2-RBI double, bringing in Pupo and Hine on the hit.
Going into the bottom of the fifth, the Huskies had a firm 6-3 advantage.
But McDevitt would cut the lead to two when the plates a run in their part of the fifth.
Pupo and company made a another statement in the sixth.
After a walk to Smith. Pupo lifted another round-tripper this time to left, finishing the scoring at 8-4.