Milroy opens up late, wins

BURNHAM – Milroy exploded for nine runs on six hits in the seventh inning Tuesday night as it downed Burnham, 12-3. It was Milroy’s fifth win in a row.

The game was tied 3-3 going into the seventh, but the Milroy bats finally came alive to put the tight the game away.

John Harshbarger and Lane Hunter had the big hits in the inning as they both drove in two runs. Harshbarger smashed a double and Hunter had a single.

Graham Rhoades had two hits in the inning including a single and a double with an RBI.

Until the seventh, Milroy only had one hit as Tyler Powell had the Milroy bats in cold storage. Milroy’s first hit of the game came from Kalib Forshey in the fifth inning.

Powell, who left in the seventh inning, struck out eight and walked seven. He gave up five hits, four of them in the last inning.

Powell also had a big game with the bat as he went 4-for-4 with a triple in the third inning. The Burnham pitcher smashed a ball to deep left-center and tried to get an inside the park home run (Burnham does not have an outfield fence).

But, when Powell tried to go home, he was thrown out at the plate as the Milroy center fielder, Gage Boreman, hit his relay man, Jared Soles, the third baseman, and he threw a rocket to John Harshbarger, the Milroy catcher, to get Powell.

Burnham’s other two hits came from Noah Hannon and Dominic Kirchoff.

Boreman got the win in relief of Hunter. Each pitcher gave up three hits.

Lewistown 9, Strodes Mills 4

LEWISTOWN – It took Lewistown’s starting pitcher Peyton Reesman a while to get settled down, but once he did, the results were all zeroes against Strodes Mills Tuesday night.

The West handled Strodes Mills, 9-4.

Reesman had control problems in the first inning as Strodes Mills scored four times.

But, once Reesman got things got back on track, Strodes Mills never scored again. Reesman finished with 11 strikeouts, nine in a row, in five innings of work. He walked five and gave up one hit. Isaiah Kearns finished for the West as he worked the final two innings, giving up one hit, striking out two and walking two.

Strodes Mills led after one inning, 4-3, but the 2013 league champions came back with a single run in the second inning to tie the game. And took the lead for good in the third with three runs.

The West had 14 hits with Reesman and Jonah Schultz each getting three. Schultz put Lewistown ahead with a two-run single in the third. Damon Jasper and Trent Hidlay each had two hits, including a double.

Strodes Mills’ two hits came from Andrew Bernstein and Nick Smith.

Yeagertown 14, Belleville 1

YEAGERTOWN – Yeagertown’s Ty Bodtorf tossed a four hitter Tuesday night at Belleville as Yeagertown got back on the winning track with a 14-1 win. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Second place Yeagertown lost Monday night to Milroy, 13-6, which eliminated it from the 2013 pennant race.

Bodforf had a complete game as he gave up four hits and walked no one.

The 14-year-old pitcher for Yeagertown had three of his team’s 11 hits including a triple.

Devin Ammerman was Yeagertown’s only other multiple hitter with two.

Belleville got singles from Tyler Bedelyon, Isaac Maclay, Eddie Hammon and a triple from Kyle Peachey.

The triple came in the second inning and Peachey scored on a Jake Yoder ground out.

Belltown 15, Beaver Springs 8

BEAVER SPRINGS – Belltown jumped off to an 8-3 lead after three innings and then held on for a 15-8 win over Beaver Springs.

Alec Smith picked up the win for Belltown with three innings of work. He struck out two, walked one and gave up two hits. Colby Krout worked the middle three innings and Austin Erb closed out the seventh for Belltown.

Belltown pounded out 13 hits. Keith Corson led the Belltown hitters with four hits, while Zach Hostetler chipped in with three. One of Hostetler’s was a double.

The trio of Belltown pitchers held Beaver Springs to five hits all singles from Aaron Sharp, Andrew Bishop, Alex Hackenberg, Tyler Martin and Colby Kreider.

Reedsville 7, McVeytown 6

Reedsville 20, McVeytown 10

MILROY – Reedsville’s Logan Peachey must like the spotlight.

On Monday, the 14-year-old hit for the cycle in Reedsville’s 25-5 win over Burnham.

Then on Tuesday, Peachey was the hero again as he knocked in the winning run against McVeytown in the bottom of the seventh to give his team a 7-6 win.

With one out in the seventh, Jake Spickler got hit by pitch, stole second and then Peachey drilled a single to win the game.

And Peachey just didn’t do it with his bat, but he also was the winning pitcher. He pitched a complete game, striking out five, walking one and giving up eight hits.

Reedsville had six hits for the night with Will Fox getting two including a triple. Peachey also finished with two hits.

Lucas Harshbarger, Drew Harshbarger and Derick Cross each had two hits for McVeytown. Drew Harshbarger had his team’s only extra-base hit, a double.

Reedsville scored early and often in the second game, sweeping a doubleheader over McVeytown, 20-10, and moving into fifth place with a 13-12 record.

Reedsville used a 12-hit attack as Spickler came up with three hits, including a double. Cade Attick, Carson King and Nate Bargo each had two hits and one of Attick’s was a double.

King, a rookie, was the winner. He went three innings, struck out four, walked five and gave up one hit.

McVeytown had six hits in the game with Harshbarger getting three. Derick Cross had McVeytown’s only extra-base hit, a double.

Reedsville led 18-1 going into the top of the seventh, but McVeytown scored nine runs in the fifth. Reedsville then scored twice in the bottom of the inning to give it a 10-run cushion.