LEWISTOWN – The young and upstart MIfflin County baseball team opened its season Tuesday with its home opener against Cumberland Valley.
The Eagles played the roll of spoiler as they were able to outlast MIfflin County 9-4.
However for six innings MIfflin County kept it a one-run contest before Cumberland Valley added four runs in its last two at bats.
Leading the offense for the Huskies were Xavier Smith and Ryan Kanagy with two hits each.
Jaxson Pupo drove in all of the Huskies runs in the game, posting four RBIson a Grand Slam shot the easily cleared the outfield fence.
On a promising note for the “Purple and Black attack” they had runners on the base but just couldn’t get them across. They had 14 runners left on base.
Ryan Hine took the hard-luck loss for the Huskies.
After the Eagles posted five runs in the first inning, Mifflin County came battling back in their at bats, scoring four.
Starting off in the bottom of the inning, lead off hitter Tyler Hunter reached on an error as he sent a pop fly hits a pop fly and its misplayed.
Kanagy followed with a smoking single on a hard ground ball into left. Hunter was able to move up to second.
Smith loaded the bases as he singled a ground ball of his own past the shortstop. Hunter advances to third while Kanagy advanced to second.
Pupo stepped in with the bases loaded and did not disappoint as he lifted a homer on a fly ball to left field.
From there both defenses took over and the anxiousness built as the innings wound down to the sixth inning.
However in the sixth inning the Eagles were able to plate three while holding the Huskies scoreless.
In the final inning, Cumberland added an insurance run en route to the victory.
However, early on the Huskies showed that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with this season.