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Blue Raiders softball team takes three in a row

Posted 4/24/19

The Middletown softball team picked up three wins on the road in the last eight days to move to 6-4 on the season.

The Blue Raiders won 12-2 at Milton Hershey on April 16, followed by a 22-8 win …

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Blue Raiders softball team takes three in a row

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The Middletown softball team picked up three wins on the road in the last eight days to move to 6-4 on the season.

The Blue Raiders won 12-2 at Milton Hershey on April 16, followed by a 22-8 win at Boiling Springs on April 17, then a 16-10 victory at CD East on Monday.

The team plays at East Pennsboro today, April 24, before returning home against Northern York on Thursday. They will travel to James Buchanan on Monday.

They are No. 11 in the PIAA District III Class 4A power rankings. The top 10 make the postseason.

Jenna Alford was the winning pitcher against Milton Hershey, giving up five hits and two runs and striking out three in five innings.

Sara Dintiman went 3-for-3 for Middletown. Alford added a couple of hits as well. Noelle Zimmerman, Alford and Camila Martinez all had two RBIs.

Against Boiling Springs, a nine-run seventh inning helped propel the Blue Raiders.

Madison Gipe pitched seven innings, giving up eight runs on seven hits and striking out three.

Kate Fitzpatrick hit a home run in the fourth inning and had five RBIs on the game.

Jenna Jerome had four hits and three RBIs for Middletown. Alyse Ulrich had four hits and four RBIs. Dintiman and Hayli Akakpo-Martin also had multiple hits for the Blue Raiders.

The offense was strong again in the win over CD East.

Middletown totaled 14 hits. Luvi Balliet, Ulrich and Fitzpatrick all had three hits, and Carly Dupes and Hailey Hockenberry also had multiple hits. Those five all drove in runs in a seven-run second inning.

Alford won again, giving up 10 runs on 15 hits and striking out one in seven innings.