The Springs stun Reedsville
MILROY – Scott Wright, the Beaver Springs manager, has been waiting all year for his team to put it all together.
It finally happened Wednesday night and it came at inopportune time for one of the league leaders in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.
Beaver Springs stunned Reedsville, 8-0, and knocked them into second-place. Meanwhile in Belleville, the Big Valley boys beat Yeagertown, 8-0. Both Belleville and Reedsville were tied for first place with 18-2 records going into Wednesday night.
Wright got two great pitching performances from Hunter Jordan and Tyler Martin.
Jordan threw the first four innings as he gave up three hits and walked two. He had to be removed from the mound because of the Babe Ruth seven innings of work per week rule.
Tyler Martin finished and the 15-year-old continued the shutout. He gave up only one hit, walked three and struck out two.
The Springs threatened early by loading the bases in the second, but failed to score.
In the third, the gray clouds rained down hits on the Reedsville pitchers.
Aaron Kanagy was Reedsville’s starting pitcher, but he didn’t make it out of the third.
Ethan Richards opened the inning with a walk. Then came four straight hits.
Trevor Bishop followed with an infield single and Colby Kreider loaded the bases with a base hit. Ashton Martin was next in line and he singled home a run. Tyler Martin followed with another hit and Gavin Swineford walked. A wild pitch scored a run and after the Swineford walk, Kanagy gave way to Logan Peachey.
Dylan Loss greeted the new Reedsville hurler with a two-run single and it was 5-0.
Beaver Springs scored a run in the fourth as Swineford walked with the bases loaded.
Then Loss capped off a three hit night with a two-run single in the seventh. Loss finished with four RBI’s.
The Springs had three other multiple hitters and they were at the of the line-up. Bishop, Kreider and Ashton Martin all had two hits.
Reedsville only had four hits and Davis Wagner had half of them. Cade Attick and Ryan Walker had the other two.
Reedsville left 10 men on base and Beaver Springs only committed one error.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Reedsville.
Belleville 6, Yeagertown 0
BELLEVILLE – Belleville got a strong pitching performance from Garrette Fultz as it remained in first-place with a 6-0 win over Yeagertown.
Fultz went six innings, struck outr five, walked one and gave up two hits. Joey Taptich and Jake Yoder worked in the seventh.
Belleville had seven hits and Jared King, a 13-year-old, led the Big Valley bats with three hits including a double. Belleville’s other four hits were all singles from Tyler Bedelyon, Eddie Hamman, Taptich and Gavin Patterson.
Yeagertown’s two hits came in the first inning from Isaac Matthews and Jordan Marshall.
Kaegan Matthews threw a complete game for Yeagertown.
Lewistown 14, McVeytown 4
LEWISTOWN – Lewistown scored in every inning as it downed McVeytown, 14-4. The game was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Kenny Cavanaugh went the first three innings and picked up the win. Hunter Amrhein closed out the win for the West with two innings of work.
Lewistown had eight hits and Dakota Fultz, a rookie, was the star hitter for the West with three including two doubles. Kross Todaro also had two hits for Lewistown. Amrhein added a double.
McVeytown finished with seven hits with Alec King getting three including two doubles. Derick Cross also had two hits and one of them went for two bases.
Cross pitched four innings for McVeytown and had seven strike outs.
Despite the Lewistown win, it was mathematically eliminated from the pennant race by first-place Belleville’s victory.
The last time the West was mathematically eliminated was on June 19, 2007. Starting in 2008, the West realed off six straight titles.
Belltown 11, Burnahm 2
BURNHAM – Belltown won its third game in a row as it downed Burnham, 11-2. The game was called after five innings due to darkness.
Belltown jumped off to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.
Hunter Goss and Levi Sherwood combined for a three hitter. Goss pitched into the second inning before Sherwood came in and took over as the closer.
Burnham’s three hits were all singles from Rylan Bohn, Steven Durst and Gavin Vega.
Belltown has six hits with Nick Hostetler getting two. Austin Erb and Ross Underhill each had doubles.
The win kept Belltown (15-8) in third place, a game ahead of Beaver Springs (13-8).