Errors cost Lewistown
LEWISTOWN- Micuses can kill you in the game of baseball.
Just ask Lewistown West.
The West committed five errors, which led to seven Reedsville runs on Sunday as the top two teams in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League squared off.
Reedsville won going away, 19-6, in five innings. The game was stopped due to the 10-run rule.
The last time Lewistown loss a game due to the 10-run rule was on June 19, 2001 when they lost to Belleville 13-2.
Reedsville is now 6-0, while Belleville moved into second place with a 5-1 record. Lewistown fell to third with a 5-2 mark.
Lewistown led 5-4 going into the top of the fourth inning, but then Reedsville scored nine times on four hits, three West errors and two wild pitches.
Davis Wagner and Carson King each had RBI singles for Reedsville in the fourth.
Things didn’t get much better for Lewistown in the fifth as Reedsville put the game away with six more runs. King had a two-run single and Ryan Walker added an RBI base hit.
The big blast came from Nathan Bargo, who ripped an RBI-triple. In fact, it was Bargo that supplied the power for Reedsville as he smashed a two-run double in the third.
Walker, Bargo and King each finished with two hits.
King picked up the win for Reedsville as he pitched the first four innings. Logan Peachey finished with a scoreless fifth.
Lewistown had three multiple hitters, Trent Hidlay, Kenny Cavanaugh and Damon Jasper.
The West only scored one run after the second inning and that came on a solo home run from Jasper to lead off the fourth.
Belleville 8, Milroy 0
BELLEVILLE – Milroy was shutout for the second time this year by Belleville’s Eddie Hamman.
Hamman shutout Milroy on the opening day of the season (April 19) with a no-hitter, 6-0.
This time Hamman scattered four hits while striking out nine and walking three.
The game was scoreless for three innings, but then Belleville broke the game open with six runs in the fourth.
After Jake Yoder reached first on an error that scored two runs, Belleville loaded the bases as Garrette Fultz singled and Jared King walked.
Then Tyler Bedelyon unloaded on pitch that went for an inside the park grand slam.
Gage Boreman led the Milroy attack with two hits, while Jake Smith and Julian Jackson each had one.
For Belleville manager Bill Corbin it was his 598th win.
Belltown 11, Yeagertown 7
YEAGERTOWN – Belltown snapped a three-game losing streak with an 11-7 win over Yeagertown.
Ross Underhill picked up the win as started and went five innings. Austin Erb finished the game and picked up the save.
Underhill struck out eight, walked two and gave up eight hits.
Yeagertown finished with 10 hits. Isaac Matthews, a rookie, and Jordan Marshall each led the way with three. Matthews had a double along with Dakota Cramer.
Tre Fleck led the Belltown attack with three hits inlcuding a double. Hunter Goss and Erb each had two hits for Belltown.
Strodes Mills 11, Burnham 4
BURNHAM – Strodes Mills won its fourth game in a row and moved into fourth place.
Jonah Kile was the star for Strodes Mills on the mound, while Tyler Rhodes was the man with the hot bat.
Kile pitched a complete game as he allowed six hits, struck out eight and walked one.
Strodes Mills had three multiple hitters with Nicholas Poche and Nick Smith each getting two hits.
Rhodes led the Mills boys with two doubles and a three-run homer in the seventh inning.
Burnham had two players with two hits, Javian Kauffman and Jared Hannon. Noah Hannon tripled for Burnham to lead off the seventh.
Beaver Springs 20, McVeytown 19
BEAVER SPRINGS – Beaver Springs’ Jared Erb scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Beaver Springs a 20-19 win over McVeytown.
It was the first extra-inning game of the season in the Mifflin County league.
It was not a good game to be on the pitcher’s mound for either team as they combined for 33 hits.
Beaver Springs finished with 17 hits and was led by Dylan Loss, who had four. Ethan Richards, a rookie, had three hits, while Tyler Martin and Ben Kratzer, another 13-year-old, each had two. Martin had a triple, while Loss and Erb each had doubles.
McVeytown had 16 hits in the slugfest. Derick Cross sparked the McVeytown offense with four hits, while Avery Haubrick and Matthew Harshbarger, two 13-year-olds, along with Alec King each had three hits. Brody Kenepp, another rookie, finished with two. Cross and Harshbarger each had doubles.
Colby Kreider pitched two innings of relief for the Springs to earn the win.