Reedsville win marks 37 years of 10 wins or more
LEWISTOWN – Two teams won doubleheaders over the weekend in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League and another team extended one of the longest streaks in league history.
Yeagertown and Beaver Springs both won doubleheaderss. Yeagertown won two games on Saturday, while the Springs won two on Sunday.
Lewistown (21-1) maintained its lead over Yeagertown (18-5) as the season heads into the last week of the campaign.
Reedsville 13, Strodes Mills 5
LEWISTOWN – For Reedsville, it was a night to remember.
Reedsville, behind the pitching of Cade Attick, won its 10th game of the year on Sunday night. The win extended Reedsville’s streak of getting at least 10 wins in a season to 37 years in a row. Burnham has the second most years with 18 (1984-2001). The second most active streak is Lewistown with 13.
Attick came in during the second inning with the bases loaded and one out and only allowed two runs to score. He finished the game by giving up five hits, struck out seven and walked two.
The 14-year-old helped his own cause with three hits and five RBIs. Davis Wagner had an RBI single in the seventh and Logan Peachey had a sacrifice fly for an RBI in the third. Strodes Mills didn’t help itself as it committed 10 errors.
Andrew Larson and Andrew Bernstein each had two hits for Strodes Mills.
Strodes Mills 15, Belltown 7
LEWISTOWN – Strodes Mills’ Drew Williams had quite a game against Belltown on Sunday, but it came in two different parts of the contest.
The Mills’ rookie pitched the first three innings and had a commanding 8-0 lead.
It looked like Strodes Mills was in cruise control and headed for a five-inning game.
At the end of the third, Strodes Mills changed pitchers and Belltown put the cruise control on the back burner.
Belltown rallied for four runs and before the inning was over Williams was back on the mound.
The 13-year-old got things settled down and Strodes Mills went on to win, 15-7.
Williams finished with 12 strikeouts and two walks. He gave up two hits in 6 2/3 innings of work.
He also had an outstanding day with the bat as he had three hits including a three-run homer in the second inning. It was his second round tripper of the year. He also had an RBI double in the fifth.
Andrew Larson had four straight hits for Strodes Mills including a double in the fifth inning. Mason Snyder also had a big day with three hits and three RBIs. Nick Poche and Jonah Kile each had two hits. Kile drove in three runs and smashed a double in the fifth.
Keith Corson had two of Belltown’s five hits. Corson got Belltown back in the game in the fourth inning with a bases loaded triple.
Beaver Springs 12, McVeytown 2
BEAVER SPRINGS – Beaver Springs used a nine hit attack on Sunday to down McVeytown, 12-2. The game was stopped in the sixth inning due to the 10-run rule.
Tyler Martin led the Springs’ offense with three hits. He drove in three runs and had a double in the fifth inning. Andrew Bishop also had two hits and Alex Hackenberg and Joe Mattern each had extra-base blasts. Hackenberg doubled in the sixth and Mattern smashed a triple in the fourth.
Zane Leister picked up the win for Beaver Springs with four plus innings of work. He struck out four, walked four and gave up one hit and both of the McVeytown runs. Aaron Sharp finished with two innings of work. He struck out three and gave up one hit.
For McVeytown, Cody Pecht walked in the first and Lucas Harshbarger doubled him home. Pecht accounted for McVeytown’s other hit, a double in the sixth inning.
Beaver Springs forfeit win over Burnham
BURNHAM – For second time this year, Burnham failed to field enough players and forfeited a game. The first forfeit was on May 31 to Yeagertown.
The last time Beaver Springs swept a doubleheader was on June 26, 2011 over McVeytown and Burnham.
Lewistown 14, Reedsville 11
MILROY – The last time these two teams met on May 27, Lewistown won 12-11 in eight innings.
It didn’t seem likely that the league leaders would again be pushed by Reedsville, which is in sixth place.
But on Saturday, the young Reedsville team again had the West sweating at the end of the game.
Reedsville rallied for six runs in the seventh inning and had the bases loaded with two outs, before Peyton Reesman, one of the ace’s on the West staff, came in to get the final out on a ground ball.
Reedsville, which finished with 10 hits, had four in the last inning. Garrett Hall knocked in a run with a single and Logan Peachey, who had both of his hits in the seventh, got an RBI with a base hit. The West didn’t help its cause in the last inning with four walks, two errors and a hit batter.
But, in the fifth Reedsville had the same kind of inning as it allowed the West to score five times on five hits, a walk and four errors.
Kenny Cavanaugh and Damon Jasper each had RBI singles in the fifth for Lewistown. Isaiah Kearns opened the inning with a double.
Reesman had a big day at the plate with three hits. Kearns, Jasper, Jonah Schultz and C.J. Reigle each had two hits for the West.
Kearns and Reesman had back-to-back doubles in the seventh to help Lewistown score three times as those runs turned out to be the difference in the game. Reigle finished with four RBIs with two in the second and two in the sixth as he came up with clutch singles. Every starter in the West lineup had at least one hit.
Hall, Peachey and Davis Wagner each had two hits for Reedsville.
Yeagertown 3, Beaver Springs 0
YEAGERTOWN – Yeagertown’s Ty Bodtorf and Jordan Marshall combined for a shutout on Saturday as Yeagertown beat Beaver Springs, 3-0.
Bodtorf pitched the first four innings and got the win, while Marshall went the final three and picked up the save.
Bodtorf struck out six, walked one and gave up four hits. Marshall struck out two, walked one and allowed two hits.
Yeagertown scored twice in the second inning as Ty Hunter had an RBI single. The other Yeagertown run scored on a passed ball.
In the third, Yeagertown added an insurance run as Devin Ammerman reached on an error, stole second and scored on a throwing miscue by the Springs.
Yeagertown finished with five hits and Hunter had two of the five. Beaver Springs had seven hits and Alex Hackenberg had the Springs’ only extra-base hit, a double in the fourth inning.
Yeagertown 8, Strodes Mills 2
YEAGERTOWN – Yeagertown got another strong pitching performance in the second game of its doubleheader on Saturday as Nate Earnest and Ty Hunter limited Strodes Mills to four hits in an 8-2 win.
It marked the second time this year that Yeagertown has won a doubleheader as it beat Strodes Mills, 11-10, and Milroy, 6-3 on May 19.
Earnest went six innings giving up four hits, striking out two and walking five. Hunter had a 1-2-3 inning after hitting the first batter he faced in the seventh.
Yeagertown had a big third inning that helped it to its 18th win of the season. Hunter and Earnest walked with one out and Ty Bodtorf followed with a run-producing single.
Devin Ammerman reached on an error allowing another run to score. Jordan Marshall then ripped a line drive up the middle for an RBI and when the ball got away from the Strodes Mills center fielder another run came home. Nelson Cook singled home Yeagertown’s fifth run of the inning.
Hunter opened the fifth with his third home run of the season, a solo shot to center field.
Yeagertown scored its last run in the seventh on an Ammerman single and a Marshall double.
Marshall finished with three hits, while Hunter and Tate Harpster each had two.
Nick Smith had two of the four Strodes Mills hits.
Milroy 9, Belleville 4
MILROY – Milroy, behind the pitching of Trevor Bulick, beat Belleville 9-4 on Saturday winning its third game in a row, which is its longest winning streak of the season.
Bulick went a strong five innings before giving way to the team’s ace, Graham Rhoades.
In his five innings of work, Bulick gave up three hits, struck out one and didn’t walk a batter. He was credited with all four of the Belleville runs.
Rhoades finished with five strikeouts in two innings of work. He issued Milroy’s only walk of the night.
Milroy pounded out 10 hits with Rhoades, Jared Soles, Collin Stuck and Bulick each getting two. Both of Rhoades’ hits were for extra bases, a double and a triple.
Gage Boreman had Milroy’s only other extra-base hit, a double.
Belleville’s three hits came from Trent Yoder, Joe Taptich and Eddie Hamman. Hamman’s hit was a double and Yoder singled in the sixth and later scored on a passed ball.
Centre County Men’s League
Howard 12, Milroy 6
HOWARD – When the Milroy Coyotes had only nine men for Sunday’s game against Centre County Men’s League opponent Howard, 16-year-old Willie Duncan saw the need for someone to step up to the mound and he volunteered.
Unfortunately it was a rough outing for Duncan.
Howard put up five runs on six hits during Duncan’s 2/3 innings of work, and that lead was all Howard needed toward the eventual 12-6 win.
“It was a pretty decent game all and all, except for that one inning,” Milroy coach Tom Duncan said.
“He’s just a young kid, had fun doing it.”
After the game’s rough start, Milroy’s bats came through as Evan Pupo and Kalen Gearhart both hit two-run homers, and Donny Long ripped a two RBI double.
Milroy (2-8) travels to Lewistown today.
American Legion baseball
Mifflin County 5, Clearfield 2
LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County maintained its perfect record in American Legion baseball Saturday with a 5-2 win over Clearfield, but the game itself was not perfect.
Clearfield scored two unearned runs in the first after two Mifflin County errors, and coach Larry Wolf said that mistakes like that could be harmful in the future.
“Really, we didn’t play some very smart baseball, but we kept working away at it and found a way to score when they made a couple mistakes,” he said.
Mifflin County got a strong performance from Blaise Shartzer, who went the distance, striking out five and recording no walks.
“Blaise pitched well,” Wolf said. “We had one or two double plays behind him that certainly helped him out, but no walks is just really important in baseball, and he didn’t give up any walks.”
Max Remy had a double for Mifflin County and Hayden Snook, Heath Hidlay and Jordan Wolfkill all came through with RBIs.
Mifflin County will travel to Altoona on Tuesday.