West dodges another, comes back on Strodes
LEWISTOWN – For Lewistown, these last two games are not the way they had them drawn up, but the end result is what the West is looking for.
On Wednesday, it had to come from behind to down Strodes Mills, 17-12.
Lewistown is now 15-1 and holds a three and half game lead over second place Yeagertown (11-3), which fell to Belleville 8-3 on Wednesday.
Strodes Mills scored six times in the fifth inning to take a 12-11 lead, but Lewistown bounced back as it did against Reedsville late in the game to pull out the victory.
In the fifth, Strodes Mills used five singles, three of them in the infield, to take the lead. The big at bat came from Dylan Pandel, who fouled off seven pitches before getting a two base hit to give Strodes Mills the lead.
But, in the bottom of the inning, the West came right back with three runs. Isaiah Kearns singled in a run and Hunter Amrhein came through with a two run single.
Then in the sixth, Lewistown wrapped up the game on four hits and three runs. Manny Eby squeezed home a run and Kearns as he did against Reedsville smashed a solo home run, his fourth of the season.
Damon Jasper picked up the win as he finished the fourth and closed out the game with two shut out innings in the sixth and seventh.
Kearns and Peyton Reesman each had three hits. Reesman finished with three RBI’s and a double and Kearns also had three RBI’s along with a double. Eby had two hits including a double.
The West posted six runs in the third with Jonah Schultz getting a two-run single.
Nick Poche and Pandel each had three hits for Strodes Mills and Poche had a triple in the second inning. Andrew Bernstein and Drew Williams each had two hits for Strodes Mills. One of Bernstein’s hits was a two run double in the fourth.
Belleville 8, Yeagertown 3
BELLEVILLE – This has not been a great week for second place Yeagertown, which lost to Belleville on the road Wednesday, 8-3.
Isaac Maclay pitched a complete game to get the win. He struck out four, walked four and gave up eight hits.
All eight hits came from four Yeagertown players: Ty Hunter, who led off the game with a home run; Ty Bodtorf, Devon Ammerman and Tate Harpster each had two. One of Ammerman’s hits was a double.
Belleville had 10 hits with Tyler Bedelyon, Kyle Peachey and Garette Fultz each getting two.
In the third Belleville took a 6-1 lead as Eddie Hamman and Trent Yoder were each hit by pitch and Dylan Billett tripled them home. Maclay then doubled Billett home.
Yoder had a big night behind the plate for Belleville throwing out three runners.
Beaver Springs 8
BEAVER SPRINGS – It seems Belltown has the Springs’ number.
Belltown now has beaten Beaver Spring three times in a row with No. 3 coming on Wednesday, 10-8.
Alec Smith got the win for Belltown as he threw the last four innings. He struck out three, walked no one and gave up only three hits.
Belltown had 14 hits in the win with Keith Corson and Nic Copenhaver each getting three. Corson had a triple, while all three of Copenhaver’s hits were doubles. Zach Hostetler and Tyler Lefevre each had two hits. One of Hostetler’s was a double, while Lefevre tripled in the fifth inning helping Belltown to a 9-6 lead.
Tyler Martin had two of the six Beaver Springs’ hits.
McVeytown 9, Reedsville 9
MILROY – Reedsville’s Jake Spickler hit a two run homer in the seventh inning to tie McVeytown, 9-9. The game was called after seven innings due to darkness; under league rules, the game will have to be played over in its entirety.
Mifflin County 10, Clarence 1
LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County scored 10 runs on just six hits, taking advantage of pitching issues that kept Clarence out of their Central Penn League game, which the locals won 10-1 Wednesday.
“We had runners in scoring position probably every inning. It’s just a matter of getting a passed ball or getting a ball on the ground,” Mifflin County manager Larry Wolfe said. “We did a pretty fair job of that.”
No one had better than a base hit; Max Remy had two of them. Hayden Snook, Drew Hannon and Cy Treaster each drove in a pair of runs.
Mifflin County (2-0) travels to DuBois for a doubleheader Saturday.