Huskies softball edged by Chambersburg, 1-0
CHAMBERSBURG – Mifflin County ended the regular season on a low note Tuesday, as its slow offense and a few errors played a role in a 1-0 loss to Commonwealth Division softball opponent Chambersburg.
Mifflin County coach Jack McCurdy described the game as a pitchers’ duel, and he was right on the mark as the Huskies’ Shelby Lyter only gave up three hits, and Chambersburg hurler Alexis Shearer held Mifflin County to four.
The only run of the game crossed the plate when after reaching on a dropped third strike then advancing on a throwing error, the Chambersburg runner scored on an RBI single.
“Chambersburg did a pretty good job of putting the ball in play,” McCurdy said.
Mifflin County (15-5) is now tied with Cumberland Valley for the Commonwealth Division lead, and awaits the league’s decision to see whether or not the teams will play a tiebreaker.
Juniata 11, Newport 4
NEWPORT – Juniata is headed into the postseason on a strong note, as Tuesday the Indians jumped on Tri-Valley League opponent Newport for a score of a 11-4 before the District 6 Class AA softball tournament begins.
After falling behind the Buffaloes 3-0 heading into the second inning, Juniata tacked on five runs and never looked back for the eventual win.
Autumn Young got the win from the circle, but it was her teammates who really put the game away, as four different Indians had an extra-base hit, and six total had at least two hits.
The Indians (8-6, 8-5) host Westmont-Hilltop for the first round of the district tournament on Thursday, and will play Line Mountain directly afterward on the same day for the completion of their regular-season slate.
Susquenita 15, Greenwood 0 (3 innings)
DUNCANNON – In what was potentially the final game of the season, Greenwood left on a sour note when non-league opponent Susquenita topped the Wildcats, 15-0, in three innings of softball.
The Wildcats couldn’t get a hit against winning pitcher Kayla Rhome. They also had four errors in the contest.
“They’re a very good team, and I think they showed that tonight. We would have had to play a nearly flawless game to play with them, and we obviously didn’t do that,” Greenwood coach Troy Gantt said.
The Wildcats (6-12, 3-11) now await seeding for the District 3 Class A tournament to see if they qualify to play.
Southern Fulton 7, Mount Union 0 (6 innings; rain)
SOUTHERN FULTON – With the District 6 Class AA tournament opening on for Thursday and Mount Union primed to make a run it in, the Trojans weren’t as focused as District 5 opponent Southern Fulton when the two faced off Tuesday.
Southern Fulton took that focus out on Mount Union and the result was a 7-0 win in the Inter-County Conference title game.
“Really, it seemed like we had no energy at all,” Mount Union coach Nick Imperioli said. “We got beat today. I don’t know what it was.”
Southern Fulton roughed up Darrian Stapelton for six runs over 2 2/3 innings and got a complete game from Trent Rider.
Dylan Sunderland came in and pitched 3 1/3 excellent innings and only gave up one unearned run to stop the bleeding.
The Trojans (15-4) will open the District 6 Class AA tournament Thursday when they host Tyrone.
East Juniata 14, Greenwood 4
COCOLAMUS – Joe Davis pitched a complete game and got plenty of support as East Juniata dropped Greenwood 14-4 in a Tri-Valley League baseball game on Tuesday at East Juniata High School.
Bailey Coder clubbed a home run and knocked in another run for the Tigers.
Nick Lorenz, Seth Rowe and Chas McGuire all tripled for the home team.
Drew Paden doubled and knocked in a team-high three runs for Greenwood.
East Juniata (13-4, 10-4) will travel to rival Juniata today at 4 p.m while Greenwood will travel to Lancaster Country Day tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.
Newport 8, Juniata 5
MIFFLINTOWN – Newport added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings and separated itself from Juniata to knock off the home Indians 8-5 in a Tri-Valley League baseball game Tuesday at Juniata High School.
Chad Eberle tripled for the Indians and Justin Mingle added two hits including a double.
Newport’s Tanner Wood went the distance and earned the win for the Buffaloes and collected two hits at the plate.
Juniata got RBIs from five different players.
The Indians (5-10, 5-9) will host rival East Juniata today at 4 p.m.
Babe Ruth Baseball
Lewistown 8, Beaver Springs 5
LEWISTOWN – It looked like Lewistown was in trouble on Tuesday night.
Coming off a 19-6 loss to Reedsville on Sunday, the six-time defending Mifflin County Babe Ruth champions were down 5-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning.
Then the West scored two runs in the third and Tristan Bonilla, a 14-year-old, followed that up with a three-run homer over the left field fence in the third inning to tie the game, 5-5.
From that point, on it was all Lewistown. The West scored a run in the fifth and added two more insurance runs in the sixth to wrap up the 8-5 win over Beaver Springs.
Josh Nichols started for Lewistown and after a rough start, settled down and only gave up one hit and no runs after the third.
Nichols gave up a lead-off walk to Hunter Jordan in the fifth, but then Damon Jasper entered the game and only allowed one base runner in the sixth and seventh to pick up the save.
Beaver Springs scored its five runs on five hits in the first three innings. Austin Martin, Trevor Bishop and Ethan Richards each had RBI singles for the Springs.
Garett Treaster singled home a run for Lewistown in the second and another scored on a Beaver Springs error. Then in the third, Ty Ferencz and Nichols drew walks before Bonilla samshed his game-tying home run.
The West finished with eight hits with Trent Hidlay and Kross Todaro each getting two. Lewistown’s win moved it to within a game of first place. The West is now 6-2 in third place, while Belleville is 5-1(in second) and Reedsville is on top at 6-0.
Belltown 11, Milroy 1
BELLTOWN – Belltown scored eight times in the first inning and then coasted to an 11-1 win over Milroy. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Tyreen Smalley, a rookie, pitched Belltown to the win. Smalley threw a complete game, striking out three, walking two and giving up five hits.
Milroy scored its only run in the top of the fifth inning as Caleb Vega tripled and scored on a passed ball.
The other four hits for Milroy were singles from Braden Kibe, Ty Narehood, Hunter Kuhns and Brody Wilson.
Belltown finished with five hits and three of them came in flurry in the bottom of the fifth when it scored twice to put the game away.
Austin Erb doubled and came home on a Nick Hostetler single. He advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on Levi Sherwood’s base hit.
Belltown’s other two hits, both singles, came from Tre Fleck and Smalley.
McVeytown 13, Yeagertown 12
McVEYTOWN – McVeytown’s Michael Bagrosky came off the bench with two out in the bottom of the sixth inning with his team trailing 12-11 and delivered a two-run single to give McVeytown a 13-12 win over Yeagertown.
The game was called after six innings due to darkness.
Bagrosky wasn’t the only big hitter for McVeytown as Brody Kenepp, Derick Cross and Justin Rodkey each had two hits.
One of Rodkey’s hits was a two-run homer in the second inning.
Yeagertown finished with 11 hits as Isaac Matthews, a 13-year-old, led the way with three. Jordan Marshall, Nelson Cook and Chase Fuller each had two.
Marshall and Cook each went downtown in the third inning when Yeagertown took a 6-2 lead.
Marshall smashed a three-run homer and Cook followed with a solo shot.
McVeytown used three rookies on the mound Avery Haubrick, Kenepp and Matthew Harshbarger, who finished and got the win.
McVeytown is now 2-2 in one-run games this season. It also has now won three of its last five games.