Burnham upsets Yeagertown, 7-4

BURNHAM – It’s been a funny year in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.

The favorite teams have been hard pressed by the bottom ones and on Tuesday night, Yeagertown, one of the league favorites, wasn’t laughing.

Yeagertown took on its cross town rival, Burnham. For Yeagertown it was the opening game of the season, while Burnham was 0-2 and looking for its first win.

Burnham scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth with only one out when the game was called for darkness. Those two runs proved to be the insurance runs in the 7-4 win.

Jack Packer and Jeremy Stunden drove in the last two runs without lifting their bats off their shoulders. Both Burnham players walked with the bases loaded and the game was over.

Packer picked up the win as he came in the top of the fifth with two men on and one out. The 15-year-old worked out of the jam and only gave up one hit, an RBI single from Ty Bodtorf.

Yeagertown tied the game in the fifth, 3-3, as Brandon Eby had an RBI single to go along with Bodtorf’s.

Packer closed out the win with four strikeouts, a walk and one hit. Javian Kauffman started for Burnham and worked into the fifth. He struck out three, walked two and gave up six hits.

On offense, Packer had three of Burnham’s seven hits and drove in three runs. In the fourth, Rylan Bohn had an RBI single that tied the game, 3-3. Burnham took a 5-3 lead in the fifth on RBI singles from Packer and Dominic Kirchoff.

Yeagertown finished with seven hits as Eby, Bodtorf and Harpster each had two. Eby had the only extra-base hit of the game, a lead-off double.