Upper Dauphin continues scoring baseball victories
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MIFFLINTOWN - Kane Bouchard scattered three hits and struck out 12 as the Trojans beat the Indians in a Tri-Valley League contest.
Mac Ney paced a nine-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBIs and three stolen bases. Upper Dauphin scored at least one run in five of its first six at-bats to notch its sixth win in the last seven games.
Payton Kennerly added two hits, including an RBI double in the first inning.
HOMETOWN - Tri-Valley used some seventh-inning heroics recently to stay near the front of the pack in Div. II.
Colin Maurer, Gavin Kline and Ty Waizenegger had key singles in a four-run outburst as the Dawgs fended off Marian 7-3.
The victory had kept Tri-Valley (7-4, 7-3 D-II) tied with Williams Valley (10-3, 7-3) in second place, while the loss halted a Marian (5-5, 5-5) charge that had the Colts within one game of second place. (The Vikes defeated Tri-Valley Monday. See related story, page 11.)
Peter Baddick and Mike Cataldo each had two hits for Marian, which scored two runs in the fourth inning to tie the contest at 3.
In the seventh, Hunter Bordner walked, Dalton Miller singled and Cale Bruso walked to load the bases with no out. Maurer's single plated the go-ahead run, but Miller was thrown out at the plate.
After an intentional walk to Hunter Herb, Kline delivered a two-run single. One out later, Waizenegger singled to make it 7-3.
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Brendan Miller hit a grand slam and pitched 5.1 strong innings as the Vikings beat the Hilltoppers in a Division II game atop Lawton's Hill.
Miller's blast in the second inning gave the Vikings a 6-1 lead. Dennis Jansen had an RBI double, Codie Miller had a two-run triple and Jarred Matter went 2-for-3 for Williams Valley.
Miller allowed seven hits and two runs, walking three and fanning nine. Bryar White tripled and scored a run for Nativity, while Jeff Yordy had two hits.
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LANSFORD - Brett Kreiser collected two hits and four RBIs to pace the Cardinals in a four-inning, Division I win over the Panthers.
Kreiser hit two-run doubles in the third and fourth innings. Steve Zimmerman blasted a two-run homer in the first inning, while Nevin White and Jed Blankenhorn each had two doubles.
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ELIZABETHVILLE - Kane Bouchard went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs to lead the Trojans past the Indians in a four-inning, Tri-Valley League game.
Bouchard, Ian Buffington and Casey Wise each had RBI hits as part of a seven-run second inning. Buffington finished with two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs while Wise plated a pair of runs.