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MAHS softball loses 2, misses postseason; team wraps up year at 12-8

Posted 5/15/19

 The Middletown Blue Raiders softball team finished the year at 12-8, just missing a trip to the postseason.

The squad lost two of its last three games, falling May 8, 16-1 at West Perry, …

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MAHS softball loses 2, misses postseason; team wraps up year at 12-8

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The Middletown Blue Raiders softball team finished the year at 12-8, just missing a trip to the postseason.

The squad lost two of its last three games, falling May 8, 16-1 at West Perry, and Saturday, 6-2 at home to Bishop McDevitt. In between, on Friday, was a 11-1 win at home against Milton Hershey.

Against McDevitt, the visitors scored four runs in the fifth inning to help put the game away.

Madison Gipe was the losing pitcher for the Blue Raiders, giving up six runs on 10 hits. She struck out seven and walked one.

Kate Fitzpatrick was 2-for-3 for the Blue Raiders, who managed only three hits total in the game.

Against Milton Hershey, 9 runs in the fourth inning helped lead to the 11-1 win.

Carly Dupes and Fitzpatrick both hit home runs in the fourth.

Hailey Hockenberry, Noelle Zimmerman and Sara Dintiman also had RBIs that inning. The Blue Raiders had 11 hits for the game, with Fitzpatrick (who added a triple), Zimmerman and Dintiman each getting two.

On the mound, Zimmerman gave up one run in five innings. She struck out three.

Against West Perry, the Blue Raiders scored in the first inning on a double by Fitzpatrick. That was all they could muster, however. Middletown had just four hits for the game, with Fitzpatrick having two of them.

West Perry scored seven times in the third.

Jenna Alford was the starting pitcher for Middletown, pitching two innings and giving up 12 runs on eight hits with one strikeout. Gipe came on in relief.

The Blue Raiders will have a strong core coming back next year, as Hayli Akakpo-Martin is the only senior who will graduate.