The Phillies lost for the first time in five games this season, 8-4, to the New York Mets. The Pirates, on the other hand, remain stuck on one win five games in as Cincinnati pounded the Bucs last night, 14-1.

Locally, Rylan Bailey and Colby Bodtorf drove in two runs apiece but Cedar Cliff still beat Mifflin County’s boys, 16-7. Elsewhere, Millersburg beat the East Juniata boys, 9-7 and Line Mountain defeated Juniata, 6-1. Jacob Condo homered for the only Indians’ run in that one.

On the girls side, Line Mountain beat Juniata, 2-0, despite a strong performance from Elizabeth Gaisor, who struck out 19 of the 26 batters she faced. Also yesterday, Midd-West knocked off East Juniata, 7-1.

Defending District IV champ Lewisburg had their hands full with the Mifflin County girl’s lacrosse team, beating the Huskies, 8-6.  Kashia Smith with three goals, Jada Buchanan with two and Emma Ritchey one more for Mifflin County in defeat.

In the NHL, the New York Rangers doubled up the Penguins, 8-4, while Boston defeated the Flyers, 4-2.

Carlisle defeated the Mifflin County boys track and field team, 81-68.

And the Sixers are back into a tie for first with Brooklyn in the NBA’s Eastern Conference with last night’s 106-96 win over the Boston Celtics.