Yeagertown stays hot despite rain, drops McVeytown in five innings

YEAGERTOWN – When you’re hot, you’re hot – and right now, Yeagertown is on a skillet.

How hot is Yeagertown? On Wednesday evening a rain storm hit the Mifflin County area and three of the four games were rained out in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.

The only game that got played was in Yeagertown with the hosts beating McVeytown, 13-2. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

The win moved Yeagertown (10-2) to within a game and a half of league leader Lewistown (12-1). The West was idle on Wednesday.

Games that got started but were rained out included Belltown at Strodes Mills, Burnham at Belleville and Milroy at Reedsville. All of the games will need to be played over from the start.

Jordan Marshall picked up the win for Yeagertown as he had to make two appearances on the mound. Marshall started and pitched four and one third innings.

He pitched the first three innings and Devon Ammerman started the fourth, but couldn’t make it out of the inning. Marshall then finished the fourth and closed out the fifth.

Marshall walked only one, gave up two hits and struck out six. The two Yeagertown pitchers gave up four hits, all singles to Noah Fisher, Drew and Luke Harshbarger and Jonathan Boozel.

Nate Earnest led the Yeagertown offense with three hits. Earnest and his teammates broke the game wide open in the third with nine runs.

Leading 4-0, Yeagertown sent 14 batters to the plate, with six of them getting hits.

Ty Hunter, Ty Bodtorf, Nelson Cook, Ammerman and Earnest, who had two hits including a double, helped Yeagertown to a 13-0 lead.