MILROY - When looking at the Mifflin County-Gettysburg scorebook on Monday night, one could see double - especially in the second inning.
Mifflin County sent 18 batters to the plate and scored 13 runs as it put the Junior Babe Ruth District 7 championship game away, 20-2 over the Adams County team, and won the district title. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
For Mifflin County manager Bernie Howard, it marked his 10th district title and moved him into a third place tie with Bill Corbin. Fred Zook and the late Bob Reigle each won 11 district titles.
Howard and his team will now move on to the state tounament in Williamsport, which begins on July 19. Mifflin County will play four games in pool play and the top six teams will advance into a single-elimination bracket.
Mifflin County led just 2-0 going into the second inning, but then the Mifflin County bats erupted for eight hits in the second. The Gettysburg defense helped the cause with two errors, four wild pitches and five walks.
The top of the Mifflin County batting order did enough damage to do in Gettysburg by themselves.
Max Remy had three hits as he was 3-for-5 in the game, while Carter Spade was 3-for-3. Spade drove in five runs with four them coming in the second inning. Spade had a pair of two-run singles.
Remy drove in two runs in the second inning with two singles. The two combined to score six runs.
Mifflin County had its only extra-base hit in the inning, a run-scoring double from Hunter Shuff.
Drew Hannon also had a big night, driving in three runs although he had only one hit. Hannon singled in a run in the third inning and also had two sacrifice flies.
Gettysburg scored its runs late in the game with one in the fourth and one in the fifth inning.
Dakotah Schlegel picked up the win for Mifflin County as he worked the first two innings on the mound. He struck out three, gave up one hit and walked one. Nate Koller was Mifflin County's second pitcher and he worked the third and fourth innings. Koller gave up two hits, a run, struck out two and walked two.
Lucas McKay closed out the game and the district title with one inning of work as he struck out three, allowed one run and hit a batter.
Gettysburg got hits from Sam Fetter, Sam Re and Shane Redding, all singles.
Perry County 11, Gettyburg 1
MILROY - Perry County advanced to the District 7 14-year-old final, which will be played tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Armagh Memorial Field, with an 11-1 win over Gettysburg. The game ended after six innings due to the 10-run rule. The loss eliminated Gettysburg from the tournament.
Perry County will take on undefeated Mifflin County next. If Mifflin County wins, it will win the district title. Mifflin County won the opener between the two teams, 9-1.
This will mark the 10th time that Perry County has made a district final.
Brock Sharar and Dylan Sharar each had two hits for Perry County. Taijuan Carothers tripled in the third inning, driving in a run. Geoffery McClain had Perry County's only extra-base hit, a double.
Drayton Koser went the distance and pitched a four hitter, striking out six and didn't walk a batter.