Yeagertown tops Milroy in 5

YEAGERTOWN – In the scope of a long Mifflin County Babe Ruth season, a game between the ninth and 10th place teams in the league may not mean very much.

But, don’t tell that to Yeagertown.

On Friday night, Yeagertown snapped a six-game losing streak with a 12-2 victory over Milroy. The game was ended after five innings due the the 10-run rule.

Yeagertown is now 2-8 (in ninth place), while Milroy fell to 1-10 (10th place). Milroy’s only win of the year came against Yeagertown back on April 22, a 9-8 win at the Armagh Memorial Field.

The win also gives Yeagertown manager Fred Zook his 499th overall win. He could win his 500th game a 5:30 p.m. on Sunday against Belleville in a home game.

Only two other managers in the 60-year history of the league have won 500 games, Belleville’s Bill Corbin, who will be in the other dugout on Sunday, and the late Bob Reigle of Reedsville.

Yeagertown used an 11-hit attack to secure the win on Friday night.

Leading only 3-2 going into the bottom of the third, Yeagertown scored six times to take command of the game.

Milroy aided the Yeagertown inning with two errors, three walks and two passed balls.

Jordan Marshall, who finished with three hits, had a two-run single in the third, while Ty Bodtorf added an RBI base hit. Brandon Walters had a bases-loaded walk that drove in another run.

Walters pushed Yeagertown ahead in the second with a two-run double.

In the fifth, Yeagertown clinched the win with two runs. Bodtorf reached on an error and Marshall followed with a run scoring double. Nelson Cook kept the inning alive with a single, but the next two batters went down on strikes.

Christian Rothrock then delivered a clutch single down the right-field line to cap off the 10-run win. Rothrock finished with two hits, including a double in the fourth inning.

Cook also finished with two hits for the winners.

Isaac Matthews, a 13-year-old, went the distance. He struck out three, didn’t walk a batter and gave up five hits.

Milroy scored its two runs in the first inning as it put together three-straight hits to open the game. Caleb Vega started with a single and was followed by Ty Narehood, who also singled. Then Brody Wilson made it three in a row with an RBI base hit. Milroy’s other run came home on an error.

Wilson, a rookie, finished with two hits.