Middletown bombarded East Pennsboro with 14 hits and scored in every inning to beat the Panthers, 18-8 in its season-opener on Friday, March 21 at Middletown.
The Blue Raiders (1-0) overcame an early 2-0 deficit with a three-run first inning, and pounded East Pennsboro (0-1) early and often.
The Raiders scored four more runs in the second, three in the third and four in the fourth, chasing Panther starting pitcher Jamie Bolig and taking a 14-5 lead into the fifth. East Pennsboro never recovered from Middletown’s offensive blitz. Bolig hit a solo homerun in the sixth inning, the only homer of the game, but it wasn’t enough to rally the Panthers.
Sarah Gossard pitched a complete game for Middletown.
The Raiders had 14 hits in the game, compared to 10 for East Pennsboro.
Middletown’s defense, a sore spot last season during a 10-10 campaign, committed eight errors against the Panthers, but Raider hitters more than made up for them at the plate.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 18:53
Written by Jim Lewis
The Middletown girls basketball team squeezed into the District 3 Class AAA playoffs last season, claiming the 20th and final playoff spot.
This season, the young Blue Raiders will depend on freshmen and a sophomore to return to the playoffs.
Sophomores Jey Rivera and Halle Marion are the only starters returning on the nine-member Raider team, which depends heavily on young players.
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 02:20
Written by Jim Lewis
Tyquan Walker ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as Steelton-Highspire eliminated Millersburg, 21-0, in a PIAA District 3 Class A semifinal playoff game on Friday, Nov. 16 at Cottage Hill in Steelton.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:23
Whether a defending state champion or a one-win squad, no football team wants its season to end the way Lower Dauphin’s did on Friday, Nov. 9. The offense struggled to get going and the usually sturdy defense had an off-night in the Falcons’ 42-10 loss to Manheim Twp. at Hersheypark Stadium in the first round of the PIAA District 3 Class AAAA playoffs.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 18:05