Belltown has successful road trip into McVeytown

McVEYTOWN – It was not a good night Friday to be on the bottom of the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.

10th place McVeytown (2-14) fell to Belltown, 32-9, in five innings. Meanwhile, the ninth place team, Burnham (2-13) couldn’t come up with nine players and forfeited to Yeagertown.

Belltown 32, McVeytown 9

McVEYTOWN – Belltown’s road trip to McVeytown these last two days was very successful to say the least.

Belltown won its first game of the trip on Thursday, 12-6, and on Friday it won going away, 32-9. The game on Friday was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule. The win moved Belltown (9-8) into fourth place.

It didn’t take long for the Belltown boys to unpack their bats as they scored 25 runs in the first inning on 15 hits. The visitors sent 30 men to the plate in the first inning.

Belltown finished with 17 hits, with nine players getting at least one.

Keith Corson had an outstanding day going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and a triple to clear the loaded bases in the third.

Ross Underhill, the starting pitcher and winner for Belltown, finished with three hits, including two doubles and knocked in two runs.

Zach Hostetler, Tyler Lefevre and Austin Erb each had two hits for Belltown. The trio drove in nine runs combined and each had a double. Hostetler had biggest RBI day with four. Nic Copenhaver also chipped in with a double, which occurred late in the first inning.

But, the highlight of the opening frame for Belltown was a three-run blast by Nick Hostetler. The rookie came through with a drive over the right field fence. Belltown was aided by 10 walks and two hit batters in the first inning.

McVeytown scored four runs in the first and added four more in the third inning. McVeytown scored its final run in the fifth.

Lucas Harshbarger smashed a solo shot in the first and Cody Pecht had a clutch two-run double.

McVeytown finished with six hits with Drew Harshbarger being the only multiple hitter, with two. Riley Taylor and Justin Rodkey had McVeytown’s other two hits.

Nate Horne finished for Belltown as he threw the last two and one third innings allowing one run, one hit, one walk and striking out four.

Yeagertown wins by forfeit over Burnham

YEAGERTOWN – Yeagertown picked up another win Friday night over Burnham, as the cross-town visitors failed to field nine players and had to forfeit. On Thursday, Yeagertown won 12-1 in a five-inning game that was called due to the 10-run rule.

The win moved Yeagertown to 13-4 and the team is now three games behind league leading Lewistown (16-1).