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SOFTBALL: LD scores 14 in fourth, beats Raiders, 15-0

webfans4 13 16These Middletown students needed blankets to stay warm during the Blue Raiders' softball game against Susquehanna Twp. on Friday, April 8 in Middletown (photo by Don Graham).

For three innings, the Middletown softball team stayed close to unbeaten Lower Dauphin and its star pitcher, Ava Bottiglia.

The Blue Raiders trailed just 1-0 and hoped to get a break against Bottligia, a force on the mound. Middletown (2-6, 2-4 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division) managed just two hits, by pitcher Gabby Krupilis and outfielder Cheyanne Frayre, and played errorless defense to stay in the game.

But the Falcons erupted for 14 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to beat the Raiders, 15-0 on Wednesday, April 6 in Hummelstown.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:39

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TRACK AND FIELD: Raider girls win first meet; boys tie Trinity, lose tiebreaker

longjump4 13 16Middletown's Jennifer Hardison soars in the long jump competition against Trinity (photo by Jodi Ocker).

The Middletown girls' track and field team won its first meet of the season. The boys? Close. Very close.

The girls beat Trinity, 85.5 to 63.5 on Tuesday, April 5 in Middletown. The Blue Raiders improved their dual meet record to 1-1.

The boys tied Trinity, 75-75, after all events were completed. But the Shamrocks won the tiebreaker – they had more first-place finishers in the meet. Trinity was credited with the victory.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:32

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