Plenty of action in Milroy victory
BELLTOWN – The Belltown-Milroy game Friday night had a little bit of everything.
There were 26 hits, seven doubles, three double plays, two-out rallies and 25 runs. But, for Milroy the most important part of the game was the final score, 14-11. Milroy won the road in one of two games played in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.
Each team had a big seventh inning. Milroy led 10-6, but after Belltown got the first two outs of the inning, Milroy scored four times.
It was a good thing for Milroy as those runs were needed when Belltown picked up five in the bottom of the seventh.
Milroy got a two-run double from Lane Hunter in the seventh along with an RBI single from Hunter Kuhns and a run producing double from Trevor Bulick.
Then with two out in the bottom of the inning, Belltown went to work. It put together four hits in a row, three of them doubles.
Zach Hostetler started the rally by drawing a walk. Austin Herring was sent into pinch run. Keith Corson moved Herring to third with a double and then Gavin Erb followed with blast to left center that scored two runs. Tyler Lefevre kept the rally alive with a single.
Austin Erb followed with the third double of the inning knocking in two more runs. Belltown scored its final run thanks to a Milroy error. Finally Bulick got a ground out to end the game.
Belltown led early, 3-1, after two innings. Hostetler had an RBI single in the first and Corson followed with a triple. Ross Underhill knocked in a run with a base hit in the second.
Milroy took control of the game with five runs in the third on four hits, two walks, a Belltown error and two wild pitches.
Milroy used its rookie pitcher, Collin Stuck, in the middle innings and he responded by not giving up a hit or a run, until the sixth. Stuck ran into some control problems opening the sixth. The 13-year-old walked two and hit a batter.
Belltown took advantge of the bases being loaded and Lefevre and Levi Sherwood each had RBI singles around an Austin Erb hit by a pitch. Those three runs then set the stage for the wild seventh.
Jared Soles had a big night for Milroy with five hits, while Bulick had four hits including two doubles. Jake Smith was the only other Milroy player with multipe hits, two.
Underhill, Corson and Lefevre each had two hits. Underhill had a lead off double to open the bottom of the first for Belltown.
Belltown had two double plays, one in the fifth and one in the sixth. Milroy turned its double play in the third inning
Reedsville 14, Burnham 5
MILROY – Reedsville used two rookie pitchers on Friday night as Aaron Wagner and Aaron Kanagy combined for a three-hitter against Burnham in a 14-5 win.
Kanagy went the first three innings and picked up the win. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out three. Wagner finished and didn’t give up a hit. He struck out five and walked six.
Reedsville put together a 14-hit attack that included three doubles. Wagner and Cade Attick each had three hits, while Jake Spickler and Carson King each had two hits.
One of Attick’s hits was a double and both of Spickler’s went for two bases.
Burnham’s three hits came from Cole Baker, Tanner Taylor and Jeremy Stundon.
On Friday night, Reedsville played without a 15-year-old for the first time since 1968, a span of 1,050 games.