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Division champions Mid Valley, Holy Redeemer to meet in final

Maranda Runco tossed a three-hitter and slammed her 17th home run of the season Thursday night to lift Mid Valley over Lake-Lehman, 9-2, in a District 2 Class 3A softball semifinal.

Holy Redeemer defeated Dunmore, 4-2, earlier in the day.

The two results set up a meeting of highly regarded teams Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer for the division title.

Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 champion Holy Redeemer (19-1) and Lackawanna League Division champion Mid Valley (18-2) are seeded 1-2 in Class 3A. They are also ranked first and second among all Small Schools (3A, 2A and A) in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Lake-Lehman scored in the top of the first, but Mid Valley opened a 7-1 lead by answering with four runs in the first and three in the second.

Lindsey Jason had two doubles, a triple, three runs scored and three RBI for Mid Valley.

Kat Davis, who had three hits, and Runco, who was walked in her other three plate appearances, each scored twice.

Chiara Zavislak had two hits and scored twice.

Jillian Ulozas had two hits and drove in Sommer Zier-Norris with both Lake-Lehman runs.

Jenna Santuk struck out 10 and went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Holy Redeemer.

Santuk held Dunmore scoreless for five innings until the Lady Bucks scored both of their runs on a Maddie Lessard home run.

Moriah Murray tripled and doubled for Dunmore while Emma Conte doubled, singled and scored.

Holy Redeemer has won seven straight since its only loss against Bloomsburg. The Lady Royals are unbeaten within District 2.

Dunmore and WVC Division 1 champion Tunkhannock handed Mid Valley its two losses. The Spartanettes also have a win over the Lady Bucks this season.

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