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Raiders top LD, 3-2 on Ernst’s single

Posted 5/13/14

 

Emilee Ernst hit a walk-off single in the eighth inning to give Middletown a 3-2 upset of powerful Lower Dauphin on Thursday, May 8 in Middletown.Photo by Phil Hrobak - Middletown’s seniors and their families are honored at the game. …

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Raiders top LD, 3-2 on Ernst’s single

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Emilee Ernst hit a walk-off single in the eighth inning to give Middletown a 3-2 upset of powerful Lower Dauphin on Thursday, May 8 in Middletown.tinyseniors5 14 14Photo by Phil Hrobak - Middletown’s seniors and their families are honored at the game.

 

Ernst’s single scored teammate Halle Marion, who had tripled earlier in the inning.

 

Middletown pitcher Sarah Gossard limited the Falcons to four hits.

 

It marked Lower Dauphin’s first loss to a rival in the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn Conference this season. The Falcons have won the division title with a 12-1 record, while Middletown is in third place with a 6-4 record.

 

The Blue Raiders’ victory cemented their place in the District 3 Class AAA playoffs, which begin on Tuesday, May 20. The Raiders (12-5) are in ninth place in the district’s power ratings, with the top 16 teams qualifying.

 

Lower Dauphin (16-4) is in eighth place in the District 3 Class AAAA playoffs, with the top 16 teams qualifying.

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