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For the first time this season, Taryn Miller took her place in the circle for James Buchanan's softball team.

In a key Mid Penn Colonial Division game against Greencastle-Antrim, the Rockets needed a spark, and they thought Miller might do the trick.

Although the Blue Devils came out on top in extra innings, Miller finished with a good stat line. She allowed just three hits and two earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. She also struck out three.

"It was a little painful at times," Miller said. "I had to work through some things but it was nice to be back in there throwing. But I'm hoping to still be at shortstop because that's where my main passion is."

ONE-HITTER: McConnellsburg's Carly Swope had one of her best performances of the season, firing a one-hitter against Southern Fulton.

It took just five innings for the Spartans to claim the victory, as her offense backed up Swope with nine hits and 10 runs. Swope fanned five Indians and didn't issue any free passes in the victory; she also smashed a double to help her own cause.

HEAVY HITTERS: It's clear that the Mid Penn Colonial Division is full of explosive offense, and Waynesboro is no exception.

The Maidens currently have four players hovering around a batting average of .400 or better. Leading the way is Nicole Kreimer, who has an average of .550. She is leading Waynesboro with 33 hits and 24 RBIs; she also has scored 19 runs and has struck out just twice in 61 plate appearances.

Jenna Powell has also done her share of heavy hitting, racking up seven doubles and two home runs this season. She has a batting average of .431. Chelsea Cover and Katie Wise aren't far behind, batting .394 and .391, respectively.

As a whole, the Maidens have a team batting average of .345. They have amassed 177 hits in 513 at-bats.

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