Rain stops three tournaments
WRIGHTSTOWN – Mifflin County’s 14-year-old Babe Ruth team held a 5-0 lead over host Tri-Township midway through the second inning Monday in the first semifinal of the state tournament for the age bracket.
At the end of the frame, it was a 5-5 game. After two more innings, it was a suspended game.
The action was slated to resume today, but officials from Tri-Township announced late Monday night that the field was in such bad shape the tournament would be delayed until Saturday.
That day, the final innings of Mifflin County’s game will be played, followed by the other semifinal featuring West End and Valley. The championship game will be played Sunday.
In the big second inning, Mifflin County got a three-run home run from Ty Bodtorf, an RBI double from Cade Attick and Trent Hidlay drove in a run with a base hit. Attick, who started the game, is still on the mound when play resumes.
In the bottom of the same inning, Mifflin County committed two errors, a pair of walks were issued, one batter was hit by a pitch and three hits helped Tri-Township even the score.
WILLIAMSPORT – Mifflin County never had a chance to start in its second game against Broomall/Newtown, part of the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state tournament at Logue Field.
A deluge of rain before game time left substantial amounts of water on the field, rendering it unplayable for the day.
Mifflin County and Broomall/Newtown – who met in pool play; a Mifflin County win – will try again today at 5 p.m. The second semifinal between host West End and Keystone is set for 8. The championship game will move to Wednesday.
SOMERSET – Mifflin County got a half inning in at the American Legion Region 7 baseball tournament Monday.
But that was it – a downpour proved too much even for the artificial turf field at Somerset High School.
The game will pick up this morning at 10, with opponent Unity having one out, runners on first and second and no count on the batter in the bottom of the first.
Two more games are set for today, a 1 p.m. contest with the loser of the Mifflin County game and a 4 p.m. game for the winner.
Mifflin County will play fellow Central Penn League team Philipsburg regardless of outcome and Unity will play Latrobe under tournament rules that work to avoid matchups between teams that have played already. Mifflin County played Latrobe and Philipsburg met Unity earlier in the tournament.