Hannah Shields twirled an 11-strikeout game, and State College held on to beat Red Land 4-3 on Thursday.
It was the Lady Little Lions’ sixth-straight one-run game. Coach Mike Harper’s team is 4-2 during the stretch.
“They hold it together real well when things get tight in the ball game,” Harper said.
Alyssa Shedlock hit a two-run double in the first and Abby Allen added a run-scoring single in the second. The Lady Patriots scored twice in the third to pull within one, but Shields settled in and piled up strikeouts as the game progressed.
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State College (7-3) hosts Cedar Cliff on Tuesday.