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Raiders hit well, but drop two

Posted 4/9/13

Hitting couldn’t prevent Middletown from dropping two games last week against Keystone Division rivals.

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Raiders hit well, but drop two

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safe4 10 13 webPhotos by Phil Hrobak Middletown’s Emily Mattes avoids a tag and slides safely into home plate against Mechanicsburg.The Blue Raiders committed seven errors in a 14-11 loss to Palmyra at home on Tuesday, April 2.

The Cougars (4-1) grabbed a 9-0 lead with four runs in the first and five in the second. Middletown (1-3) trailed 14-5 after five innings before staging a late-inning rally that fell short.

The Raiders scored five runs in the seventh to scare Palmyra.
Middletown pitcher Sarah Gossard hit a two-run home run in the fifth.

The Raiders fell to Mechanicsburg, 11-7, on the road Thursday, April 4. The Wildcats (5-0) exploded for nine runs in the second, with Erica Molovich providing the lethal blast – a grand slam that erased a 3-0 Raider lead.

Middletown committed three errors in the game, while Mechanicsburg played errorless softball.

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