Strodes Mills nips McVeytown in 7th
LEWISTOWN – Strodes Mills scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip Milroy, 10-9, Thursday night in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.
Trailing by a run, 8-7, Strodes Mills rallied for its third win in a row.
Wyatt Henry singled to lead off the seventh and advanced to second on an error. A wild pitch moved him to third. One out later, Drew Williams unloaded a triple to the left-field fence tying the game. Williams then scored the winning run when Garret Rhoades rapped a ball to left field and it was dropped.
Milroy (1-7) went ahead on a single in the seventh and scored a run when Ty Narehood reached on an error.
Milroy finished with seven hits and the only multiple hitter was Caleb Vega with two.
Strodes Mills (4-3) also finished with seven hits and had two players finish with two hits, Nick Smith and Austin Haubrick.
Nathan Poche picked up the win in relief as he worked the last three innings, striking out six, walking one and giving up two hits and two runs.
Lewistown 24, McVeytown 3 (5 inn.)
McVEYTOWN – Lewistown scored 20 runs in the first two innings and then cruised to a 24-3 win over McVeytown (2-6).
Josh Nichols, a rookie, picked up the win with three innings of work. Hunter Amrhein closed out the win by working the fourth and fifth.
The two West pitchers limited McVeytown to five hits. Matthew Harshbarger, a 13-year-old, had two hits including a double.
Lewistown (5-1) pounded out 13 hits with Marcus Donahey getting four doubles. Garret Treaster also had two hits for Lewistown with one going for three bases.
But, the big hitter for the West was Damon Jasper, who had three hits with one of them leaving the ball park. Jasper hit a three-run homer in the first inning and added a double later in the game.
The win moved the six-time defending league champions to within a half game of league-leading Reedsville (5-0). The West has now won five in a row after dropping its opener to Reedsville.
Burnham 4, Belltown 2
BURNHAM – In one of the lowest scoring games of the year, Burnham beat Belltown, 4-2. It marked Burnham’s fourth win of the year, one better than last summer when Burnham finished 3-24.
On Thursday night, Burnham (4-2) went with one of its rookies on the mound and the 13-year-old responded with a big outing. Jared Hannon pitched a complete game as he gave up just three hits, walked three and struck out 11.
Hannon gave up a triple to Nick Hostetler in the sixth, a double to Austin Erb in the third and a single to Gavin Erb in the first.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first inning and each team scored runs in the third inning. Belltown (3-3) picked up one run, while Burnham scored three times.
Tyreen Smalley, a rookie, started for Belltown and then Austin Erb came in the third and tossed blanks at Burnham the rest of the game.
Burnham finished with nine hits. Max Oburn, Rylan Bohn and Javian Kauffman each had two. Alex White tripled for Burnham in the first inning.
One of Oburn’s hits came in the third inning when Burnham scored three runs along with two walks and an error.