Donegal on to semifinals with 7-0 win

PIAA Quarterfinals: Sierra Neiss threw a 5-hitter today, to lead the Donegal Indians past Bishop Shanahan 7-0 at Millersville University’s Seaber Field.

But early on it was Bishop’s Devon Miller who was mowing down hitters. She struck out the first 4 hitters she faced an 17 overall.

It was a scoreless duel into the sixth inning.

But in the bottom of the fifth the Eagles threatened with the bases loaded and 2 outs.

After two walks and a single loaded the bases, Hannah Keiper hit a shot that seemed destined to hit the left field fence. But Emma Miller chased it down and making a spectacular catch.

Three runs would have easily scored but Bishop Shanahan came up empty.

In the top of the sixth, Donegal’s Stephanie Reider drilled an 0-2 fastball over the left center field fence to give the Indians a 1-0 lead. That was the game winning RBI.

But that was just the beginning as Donegal scored 4 more runs in the inning, thanks to four more singles and a walk and a wild pitch.

Indians’ starting pitcher Neiss was dealing. She struck out 10 while walking 4 and giving up 5 hits.

Madeline Ghon led the Indians with 3 hits while scoring 2 runs. Summer Steffy had 2 hits.

Interviews with Sierra Neiss, Emma Miller and Stephanie Reider:

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Photo: Donegal’s Stephanie Reider hits a home run to led off the 5th inning.

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Emma Miller’s, 2-out, bases loaded rally ending catch.

Enjoy the video highlights.
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