Mustangs advance, Red Knights falter in District baseball openers

Governor Mifflin knocked off Wilson while Reading fell to Hempfield

Mifflin bests Wilson, Reading falls in District openers

The (8) Governor Mifflin baseball team defeated rival (9) Wilson WL on Monday, 5-2, in a District III-AAAA first round game on Monday. At George Field, top-seeded Reading fell to (16) Hempfield, 7-3, ending their playoff run sooner than expected.

The Red Knights recorded just 3 hits in the setback.

Reading had just come off its first BCIAA championship since 1993. They finish the season 18-6.

In Shillington, the Mustangs used big middle innings to eliminate their arch-rivals. Jon Gotschall knocked in a pair of runs to pace Mifflin.

Ian Shaffer went 3 for 4 for the Bulldogs, who finish the season 11-11.

Governor Mifflin will play Hempfield in the AAAA quarterfinals Thursday.

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