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Errors haunt Hartland softball in district loss to Milford

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WHITE LAKE — Nine errors by the Eagles led to six unearned runs for Milford.

That ended up costing Hartland the game and its season in the district semifinals.

Milford, the third-place finishers in the KLAA West behind Hartland, capitalized on the Eagles’ mistakes in a seven-run fifth inning. All of the Mavericks’ runs in the contest came in the top of the fifth when Hartland made six errors in the Eagles’ 7-2 loss.

Madelin Skene pitched and gave up seven runs, only one of which was earned. She went seven innings, yielding 10 hits and two walks while striking out seven. The junior also went 1-for-4 with a RBI.

Leadoff hitter Brianna Robeson was 1-for-3 with a RBI as well.

The Eagles did their best to rally late, fighting to claw out of the deep hole they dug themselves by scoring once in the sixth and seventh. But after Robeson’s one-out RBI single in the seventh inning, Milford pitcher Natalie Herrington shut down any hopes of a comeback bid in Hartland’s last at-bats.

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