Reedsville works out a victory
LEWISTOWN – Reedsville went about its business on Friday night in workmanlike fashion as it took care of Lewistown, 10-0, in five innings.
The man who was wearing the hard hat for Reedsville was Aaron Kanagy. The 14-year-old tossed a two hitter and led the Reedsville offense with three hits.
The win helped Reesville keep pace with Belleville, which beat Milroy 9-5. Reedsville is now 14-2 and is down one game to Belleville (16-2).
Kanagy only allowed two base runners as he struck out five and walked no one. The only two base hits came from Tristan Bonilla and Damon Jasper. Bonilla singled in the third and Jasper had a base hit in the fourth.
After going scoreless in the first inning, Reedsville put runs up in every inning until the game was over.
Jake Spickler walked to lead off the first and Kanagy singled to move him to second. Both moved up on a passed ball. Logan Peachey scored Spickler with a ground out and Nate Bargo made it 2-0 with a base hit.
In the third, Ryan Walker and Kanagy each had RBI singles, while Cade Attick knocked home a run with a ground out. Another run scored on a passed ball making it 6-0.
Lewistown changed pitchers as Trent Hidlay went to the mound. He only allowed one run in the fourth, but three came home in the fifth making it a 10-run margin.
Walker finished with two hits and Carson King had Reedsville’s only extra-base hit, a double in the first. Attick and Kanagy each had two RBIs.
Belleville 9, Milroy 5
MILROY – Belleville had four consecutive hits in the first inning as it beat Milroy, 9-5.
The four hits came with one out and Tyler Bedelyon on first as he drew a walk to start the game.
Then came Isaac Maclay, Eddie Hamman, Kyle Peachey and Jake Yoder. Maclay singled and Hamman tripled. Peachey kept the rally alive with a double and Yoder made it four in a row with a single.
Belleville led 6-0 going into the bottom of the fourth before Milroy got on the scoreboard. Ty Narehood walked with one out, stole second and later scored on a wild pitch.
Maclay pitched the first three innings for Belleville and didn’t allow a hit. Garrette Fultz continued the no-hitter in the fourth although he did give up a run.
Finally in the fifth with two outs, Jake Smith singled and Gage Boreman followed with another base hit to score a run. Joey Taptich went two innings and left in the seventh with two men on. Hamman got the save as he finished with the bases loaded.
Milroy had five hits as Smith and Narehood each had two.
Not only did Hamman get the save for Belleville on the mound, but he also was 4-for-4 with a double and a triple. Maclay finished with two hits and Peachey doubled in the first.
Yeagertown 11, Belltown 8
BELLTOWN – Yeagertown was down six runs after the first inning but managed a great comeback to edge Belltown, 11-8.
The big key for Yeagertown was Ty Bodtorf. The 15-year-old pitcher went to the mound in the second inning after Belltown had scored seven runs and shut down the Belltown offense.
He allowed no hits over the last six innings, walked three and struck out 14. He wrapped up the big night as he smashed a two-run homer in the seventh for insurance runs. Bodtorf finished with four hits.
But he wasn’t the only Yeagertown player who had a big night with the bat. Jordan Marshall finished with three hits including a double. Dakota Cramer had two hits with one of his going for two bases.
The big blast for Yeagertown came from Brandon Walters, who smashed a three-run homer in the second inning. Yeagertown scored five times and got back within a run, 7-6.
Belltown had eight hits and they all came in the first inning when it sent 11 men to the plate. Ross Underhill had two hits in the first including a triple and Tre Fleck added a double.
The win pulled Yeagertown manager Fred Zook within one win of tying for second place on the all-time Mifflin County win list.
Beaver Springs 12, McVeytown 1
MCVEYTOWN – Beaver Springs won its 100th game in team history with a 12-1 victory over McVeytown.
The win also was the Springs’ 10th of the year (10-6) and combined with Belltown’s (12-7) loss to Yeagertown moved it to within seven percentage points of third place.
Ethan Richards, a rookie, nailed down the win for Beaver Springs as he pitched into the fifth. Richards finished with four strikeouts and gave up just one walk and three hits. Jeremy Kratzer, another 13-year-old, and Tyler Martin closed out the game for the Springs.
McVeytown’s Cameron Harshbarger, a rookie, was the only multiple hitter for McVeytown with two. The trio of Beaver Springs pitchers held McVeytown to just five hits.
Beaver Springs finished with six hits with Martin getting two. A trio of Springs players smashed triples: Colby Kreider, Dylan Loss and Kratzer.
Beaver Springs, which joined the league in 2009, now has a lifetime record of 100-55.