Big base hit delivers win for Belleville
BELLEVILLE – Eddie Hamman came up with a clutch single in the seventh inning scoring the go ahead run for Belleville in an 9-8 win over Belltown.
The win for Belleville kept pace with Reedsville, which beat McVeytown 20-2, Wednesday night in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. Belleville is now 11-2, while Reedsville is 12-1.
Belltown tied the game in the sixth, 8-8, as Levi Sherwood singled home Ross Underhill.
The lead changed hands four times before Hamman delivered the game-winning hit.
Hamman finished with three hits, while Kyle Peachey had two. Both Hamman and Jared King each had run-producing doubles in the third when Belleville bounced back to take a 6-3 lead. Hamman finished with three RBIs.
Underhill, Sherwood and Gavin Erb, who had three RBIs, each had two hits for Belltown. Underhill led off the game with a triple and Nick Hostetler led off the third with a double.
Isaac Maclay closed out the game with four innings and got the win. Joey Taptich, the Belleville shortstop, made a great defensive play with diving catch in foul territory to get the first out in the seventh.
Reedsville 20, McVeytown 2
McVEYTOWN – Reedsville scored in every inning but the second in a 20-2, five-inning win over McVeytown.
Aaron Wagner was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst as he got the win with Conner Yoder, a rookie, seeing his first action on the mound at the end of the game.
Reedsville pounded out 14 hits with Davis Wagner getting three, while Aaron Wagner added two. Cade Attick also was a multiple hitter with three.
McVeytown finished with five singles from Avery Haubrick, Derick Cross, Justin Rodkey, Matthew Harshbarger and Michael Bagrosky.
Yeagertown 10, Burnham 0
YEAGERTOWN – Yeagertown’s pitching staff came up with its first shutout of the year as it blanked Burnham, 10-0, in five innings.
Ty Bodtorf threw the first four innings in getting the victory. He struck out seven and walked one. Javian Kauffman had Burnham’s only hit, a single in the second inning. Nelson Cook continued the shutout in the fifth.
Yeagertown finished with 10 hits and was led by its offensive sparkplug, Isaac Matthews, who had four hits. Brandon Walters had three hits and Cook added two more. Cook doubled, while Bodtorf tripled in the victory.
Lewistown 7, Milroy 4
MILROY – Lewistown moved into a tie for third place with a 7-4 win over Milroy.
The West scored three runs late in the game to snap a 4-4 tie. Josh Nichols pitched the final three innings and picked up the win.
Each team had eight hits. Milroy scored three times in the first on singles from Caleb Vega, Brody Wilson and Hunter Kuhns along with two walks.
The West bounced back in the second by scoring four runs. Trent Hidlay, Garret Treaster and Nichols all had singles and Kenny Cavanaugh smashed a double in the inning. Treaster was the only multiple hitter for the West with two hits.
The win was the eighth for Lewistown and for its rookie manager Dominic Nichols set a West record for most wins by a rookie manager.