HOLLIDAYSBURG - It was Zach Yetter's night in Hollidaysburg.
It sure wasn't Hollidaysburg's night - a team that, as a high school club, went into the PIAA tournament was dismantled by Mifflin County in American Legion baseball Monday.
Yetter, an East Juniata graduate, not only went the distance on the mound to win the game, but stroked a three-run double in the second inning to give his team the lead, then had a grand slam as part of a 14-run fourth for Mifflin County. Funny thing is, Mifflin County manager Larry Wolfe said, he was contemplating who his second pitcher would be if his team didn't score a lot more runs soon.
"There's no way I was prepared for this. I was really pleased with the energy we came out with tonight," Wolfe said. "We just had to catch them when they were really short on pitching. Part of it was we hit the ball."
The hitting included three doubles - Jordan Wolfkill and Cy Treaster joined Yetter in that department - and five players with multiple hits, including Treaster going 4-for-5, Yetter's 3-for-4 night, and 3-for-3 for Wolfkill. Isaac Strohecker and Doug Harshbarger both went 2-for-2.
Wolfe said he thought Hollidaysburg looked tired on the hill, and that led to most of the hitting in the fourth - after the locals picked up two outs.
"In the league up to this point they're sporting a 5-2 or 6-1 record," Wolfe noted. "We're not 21-3 better than they are."
Mifflin County (6-9) has its second Central Penn League game of the week tonight at home against Beech Creek.
Juniata East 2 (4 inn.)
NORTHUMBERLAND - Selinsgrove scored at least a pair of runs in each of the first four innings to take down Juniata East, 15-2, in the District 13 Area II 9-10 tournament Monday in Northumberland.
Juniata East allowed three runs in the first and four in the second. Selinsgrove added another two in the third and six in the fourth to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Juniata East will play Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.