Reedsville sweeps doubleheader, gains on title
MILROY – Reedsville moved closer to the 2014 Mifflin County Babe Ruth championship with a doubleheader sweep against Beaver Springs, 18-3 and 14-9, on Wednesday.
Tonight, Reedsville can win its sixth league title if it gets by Belltown at the Armagh Memorial Field in a 5:30 p.m. game and then beats Strodes Mills in an 8 p.m. contest at Rec Park.
Reedsville is now 22-3 and leads Belleville – which defeated Strodes Mills on Wednesday 13-3 – by a half game. Belleville is 22-4.
Belleville has one game remaining (Lewistown), but it has to hope that Reedsville will lose at least one game of the doubleheader to at least tie. And then it would have to beat Lewistown in its last game of the season.
In the first game, which only went five innings due to the 10-run rule, Reedsville scored 12 runs in the second inning to take a 14-2 lead.
Cade Attick nailed down the win with three innings of work. Carson King closed out the fourth and fifth for Reedsville.
The duo limited Beaver Springs to three hits with Ashton Martin and Ethan Richards each getting singles and Jeremy Kratzer having the Springs’ only extra-base hit, a double.
Reedsville had eight hits with Logan Peachey and Attick each getting two. Aaron Kanagy had a double, but the big blast came from Ryan Walker, who unloaded a bases-clearing triple in the second inning.
Reedsville 14, Beaver Springs 9
MILROY – Reedsville led 12-0 going into the top of the fifth inning, but Beaver Springs scored three times to extend the game and then scored six times in the seventh to make the final a five-run margin, 14-9, Wednesday in Milroy.
Although the game was played in Milroy, Beaver Springs was the home team in the second game.
Reedsville had to use five pitchers in the night cap as Logan Peachey got the win with three shutout innings. Thomas Remy, Brock Sinkus and Connor Yoder also saw action on the mound, but it was Cade Attick who had to shut down the Beaver Springs rally in the seventh.
The Springs had eight hits with Aston Martin getting three and Tyler Martin having the only extra-base hit, a double.
Reedsville put together a 12-hit attack with three of the hits going for doubles from Ryan Walker, Jake Spickler and Carson King.
Walker, Spickler and Remy each had two hits for Reedsville.
Belleville 13, Strodes Mills 3
BELLEVILLE – The Belleville players, coaching staff and fans will be scoreboard watching tonight.
The chances for the 2014 championship will come down to a Reedsville loss in the doubleheader against Belltown and Strodes Mills.
Belleville still has one game to play against Lewistown.
On Wednesday, Belleville took care of business as it beat Strodes Mills, 13-3, in five innings. The game was stopped after five due to the 10-run rule.
It was a much needed win after Belleville fell to a Ross Underhill walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh on Tuesday night.
Kyle Peachey was the man in the middle of all the action as he pitched and batted Belleville to the victory.
The 14-year-old pitcher only gave up four hits, walked four and struck out four. Peachey also had a big day with the bat as he had three hits including two doubles. He drove in two runs.
Garrette Fultz was the only other Belleville player with multiple hits with two.
Belleville led 9-3 going into the bottom of the fifth, but the first four batters reached base before the first out was recorded.
Tyler Bedelyon walked to start the fifth and Gavin Patterson, a pinch hitter, singled. Isaac Maclay followed with an RBI single and Patterson scored on a wild pitch. Eddie Hamman kept the inning alive with a base hit.
Peachey popped to third, but then Jake Yoder ended the game with a two-run single.
Wyatt Henry, a 13-year-old, had two of the four hits for Strodes Mills, while Drew Willams smacked a double and Nick Smith added a single.