Young Reedsville team clinches winning season
MILROY – It was a good night for the Babe Ruth teams in the Milroy-Reedsville area Friday night.
Milroy swept a doubleheader from Burnham, its second doubleheader sweep of the season, to move into third place in the Mifflin County League and Reedsville, the youngest team in the league, beat Beaver Springs and clinched a winning season.
Milroy 10, Burnham 7
MILROY – Milroy scored three runs in the seventh to take a 10-7 win over Burnham, in the first game of a doubleheader Friday night.
Milroy used five hits in the seventh to score the three runs along with a Burnham error.
Graham Rhoades doubled to open the seventh and Lane Hunter followed by reaching on an error. Two outs later, the rally was complete as Jake Smith doubled and Gage Boreman and John Harshbarger both singled.
Milroy, which was the visiting team in the first game, pounded out 10 hits. Rhoades finished with three, while Hunter, Smith and Harshbarger each had two.
Smith picked up the win on the mound as he pitched the last four innings and shut down Burnham 1-2-3 in the seventh. Smith only allowed one hit, a single by Jack Packer in the fifth, walked four, struck out three and allowed three runs.
Boreman went the first three innings and gave up five hits and four runs.
Packer had two of the six Burnham hits, including a double.
Milroy 20, Burnham 4
MILROY – Unfortunately for Burnham, the second game of its doubleheader against Milroy didn’t last as long as the first. Milroy scored 14 runs in the first inning and went on to a 20-4 win. The game was called after three innings due to the 10-run rule.
Trevor Bulick led Milroy with three hits, while Jake Smith and Gage Boreman each had two. Boreman had a big day at the plate with a double and a triple. Smith had Milroy’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Collin Stuck notched the win for Milroy with three innings of work. The 13-year-old allowed five hits, walked three and struck out two.
Packer had two of the Burnham hits with an RBI double in the first inning. Tyler Powell opened the inning with a walk, stole second and third. Cole Baker followed Powell with a walk and then Packer ripped his double. Noah Hannon then lofted a sacrifice fly to left field and Baker scored, but when Packer also tried to come home, he was thrown out by Boreman, the Milroy left fielder.
Baker, a 13-year-old, had Burnham’s only other extra-base hit, a double in the third inning.
Milroy swept its first doubleheader of the season on June 12 as it beat Reedsville, 9-3, and 16-4.
Today, Milroy will go for its third doubleheader sweep as it travels to McVeytown for a 1 p.m. game and then hosts Belltown at 7 p.m.
Reedsville 9, Beaver Springs 4
BEAVER SPRINGS – Reedsville, the youngest team in the league with just one 15-year-old on the roster, needed a win in its final game of the season on Friday against Beaver Springs to get its winning season. Reedsville entered the final game of the year with a 13-13 record.
Cade Attick gave Reedsville what it needed as he spread 11 hits over seven innings en route to a complete game victory over the Springs, 9-4.
Attick, a 14-year-old, walked three and struck out six. He kept Beaver Springs at bay, while his teammates put together enough runs to win the game.
Will Fox, Garrett Hall and Attick each drew walks to open the game. Jake Spickler was hit by a pitch to score Fox and then one of the hottest hitters in the league, Logan Peachey, singled home Attick. Hall scored on a double steal.
The Springs came right back with two in the bottom of the first. Aaron Sharp opened with a single and Zane Leister knocked him home with a base hit. Andrew Bishop walked and Alex Hackenberg doubled. Tyler Martin scored Leister with a ground out, but Bishop and Hackenberg were both stranded.
The first inning for Beaver Springs was a sign of things to come. The Springs left two on in the first inning and by the end of the game the number was 11.
In fact, the hosts outhit Reedsville, 11-5, but just couldn’t get the timely hit.
Leister led the Springs’ offense with three hits, while Sharp, Hackenberg, Colby Kreider and Joe Mattern each had two. Sharp had a double in the seventh and Hackenberg had doubles in the first and third innings.
All five of Reedsville’s hits came from two players. Attick had two hits with a double in the seventh, while Peachey had three with a double in the fourth and knocked in three runs.