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Raiders lose finale, win a playoff spot

Posted 5/21/13

Middletown lost its season finale in softball to powerful rival Lower Dauphin, but still made the District 3 Class AAA playoffs.

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Raiders lose finale, win a playoff spot

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slide5 22 13Photos by Phil Hrobak Middletown’s Cheyanna Fraye (8) slides into home against Lower Dauphin. The Blue Raiders lost their finale, 14-5.The Blue Raiders (9-11, 7-7 in the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division) were beaten by the Falcons, 14-5 at Lower Dauphin on Monday, May 13.

Still, Middletown finished 14th in the Class AAA power ratings, earning the Raiders a District 3 playoff game against third-seeded Greencastle-Antrim (14-5) on Tuesday, May 21 at Carlisle. The top 16 teams qualify for the district tournament.

Lower Dauphin (15-6, 13-1) defeated Hershey, 9-1 in a make-up game that had been postponed by bad weather, then fell to Susquenita (17-3), 6-4 in a Mid-Penn Conference playoff game on Wednesday, May 15 at Newville.

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