Yeagertown closes gap on the West

MILROY – Yeagertown’s Ty Bodtorf tossed a four hitter at Reedsville on Friday night as it won a 10-1 game.

The victory gave Yeagertown a 15-5 record and closed the gap on front running Lewistown to four games. Each team has seven games remaining in the 2013 Mifflin County Babe Ruth season.

Bodtorf struck out 11 and walked four. The 14-year-old only allowed one hit after the fourth inning and he struck out the last four men he faced.

Reedsville’s Will Fox tripled in his team’s only run in the second inning. Davis Wagner had two of the four Reedsville hits and the rookie had a one out double in the fifth. Reedsville’s other hit came from Logan Peachey in the third as he and Davis had back to back singles with one out.

Aaron Wagner walked to load the bases in the inning, but Bodtorf got out of the jam with two strike outs.

Yeagertown opened with four runs in the first inning. Nate Ernest walked with one out. Bodtorf helped his own cause with a base hit driving in Ernest.

Devon Ammerman followed with a walk and Jordan Marshall knocked in Ammerman with a single. Tate Harpster followed with a two-run single.

In the fourth, Yeagertown scored four times on three Reedsville errors and and a Marshall run producing base hit.

Harpster capped a big night in the sixth as he drove in his third and fourth runs with base hit.

Reedsville had two fielding highlights. Peachey, playing first base, made an over the shoulder catch in the seventh inning and Nate Bargo, who was his team’s second baseman, caught a pop up to end the third inning. The 14-year-old lost his balance as he went to catch the ball and as he fell to ground, the ball went into his mitt.

Milroy 16, McVeytown 1

MILROY – Milroy pushed its record to .500 with a 16-1 win over McVeytown Friday night. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Milroy is now 8-8 and is in a three-way tie for fourth place with Reedsville (9-9) and Belltown (10-10).

Trevor Bulick only gave up two hits and walked one in his complete game. He struck out six, including the side in the fifth to end the game.

Milroy broke the game open with 11 runs in the third inning. The hosts did it on just four hits. McVeytown aided the Milroy rally with four errors, five walks and a wild pitch.

John Harshbarger and Collin Stuck, a rookie, had the big hits in the inning. Harshbarger drilled a two run single, while Stuck drove in two runs with a base hit.

That hit by Harshbarger capped a big night as his double in the first inning drove in two more runs giving him four for the game.

Jared Soles was Milroy’s only other multiple hitter with two hits. Soles led off the fourth with a double and later scored when Blade Soccio was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Both of McVeytown’s hits came from Lucas Harshbarger. The 15-year-old homered with two outs in the first inning and singled in the fourth. It was Harshbarger’s fourth round tripper of the season.