Reedsville and Belleville tied for lead
MILROY – Now it’s a tie.
After 20 games and seven weeks of playing, the top two teams in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League are right where they were on opening day.
Reedsville took care of matters in their own right on Tuesday as it beat Burnham, 16-6. The game ended after six innings due to the 10-run rule.
Both Reedsville and Belleville each have 18-2 records and both teams have seven games remaining.
Reedsville must play Beaver Springs three times and Burnham, Strodes Mills, McVeytown and Belltown each once.
Belleville has two games left with Belltown and one each with Yeagertown, Beaver Springs, Lewistown, Burnham and Strodes Mills.
If the two teams remain deadlocked there will be a one-game playoff at the end of the regular season to determine the 2014 league championship.
Tonight, Yeagertown travels to Belleville, while Beaver Springs makes the trip from Snyder County to tangle with Reedsville at the Armagh Memorial Field. Both games are slated for 6 p.m.
For Reedsville, the game might have been a 10-run margin, but it was far from easy.
Reedsville used four pitchers, Carson King, Cade Attick, Aaron Wagner and Thomas Remy. Attick made two appearances as did Remy. Attick got the last out for Reedsville in the first and fourth innings. He got the win, but it was Remy who turned in two strong innings in the fifth and sixth as he didn’t let Burnham score.
Each team came out blazing. Burnham scored three times in the first on three hits. Gavin Vega came through with an RBI-single and Javian Kauffman knocked in two runs with a base hit.
Reedsville tied the game in the bottom of the inning as Aaron Kanagy doubled home a run and Logan Peachey followed with run-producing double. Jake Spickler also had an RBI ground out.
The game was tied, 5-5, after three innings, but Reedsville finally took control with five runs in the fourth and put the game away with five more in the fifth. Peachey, who finished with three hits, knocked in the 16th run with a single in the sixth.
Reedsville had 11 hits as Davis Wagner, King and Kanagy each had two. Wagner had a lead off double to open the first for Reedsville. All three of Peachey’s hits produced runs.
Burnham was held to seven hits and the only extra-base hit was a lead-off double in the first from Jared Hannon.
Belltown 6, Beaver Springs 2
BEAVER SPRINGS- Belltown moved back into thrid place with a 6-2 win over Beaver Springs.
Belltown is now 14-8, while Beaver Springs slipped to fourth with a 12-8 record. Going into the game on Tuesday, Beaver Springs was in third and Belltown was fourth.
The Springs picked up two runs off of the Belltown starter, Tyreen Smalley in the first, but that was it for the game. Smalley, Andrew Willard and Austin Erb then combined for a shutout the rest of the game.
Neither team had big nights with the bats as Beaver Springs’ Hunter Jordan and Jared Erb combined to hold Belltown to six hits.
Beaver Spring had seven hits, but only Tyler Martin was a multiple hitter with two.
On the Belltown side, Ross Underhill and Nick Hostetler each had two hits. Austin Herring had the only extra-base hit in the game, a double for Belltown.
Belltown turned two double plays and Beaver Springs had one.