Burnham’s big inning keys win
YEAGERTOWN – Burnham scored 11 times in the first inning on Tuesday night against Beaver Springs and it turned out to be the difference in the game. Burnham won 13-5.
Burnham (13-3) won its seventh game in a row and increased its lead over second place Reedsville (12-5) in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. Reedsville fell to Belleville, 16-2.
The Springs’ Matthew Weimer came in the first inning with the score 11-3 and one out, allowing only two runs and two hits over the next six and two-third innings.
But it wasn’t enough as the damage was done by Burnham in the first inning.
Burnham finished with five hits in the first frame and the big blast came from Rylan Bailey,who hit a three-run homer, making it 11-3. It was Bailey’s fourth home run of the year, as he leads the league in roundtrippers.
Burnham added runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Landon Black tripled and came home on a sacrifice fly from Levi Terry in the fourth.
Then in the sixth, Terry reached on an error and two outs later scored on a Farrell Souders single.
Black was the only hitter for Burnham to register multiple hits with two, as he had a double and a triple.
Bailey went the distance for Burnham. He allowed four hits, walked four and struck out three.
Trevor Sheaffer had an RBI triple in the first inning and Brayden Swineford had a run producing double in the third.
Beaver Springs had eight errors and three of them came in the first inning along with four walks.
Belleville 16, Reedsville 2
MILROY – Belleville hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record all year.
That was until Tuesday night.
Belleville knocked off second place Reedsville, 16-2 in six innings.
The hero of the day for Belleville was Zach Snook. The 14-year-old Big Valley hurler threw a one-hitter at Reedsville. Snook walked four and didn’t give up a hit until the sixth inning when Colby Yoder got an infield single.
On offense, Belleville rapped out 11 hits with Landon Eichhorn and Luke Lyter each getting two. Lyter hit a double in the sixth inning when Belleville scored six times to wrap up the 14-run win.
Belleville had seven players get hits.
McVeytown 13, Lewistown 7
MCVEYTOWN – McVeytown scored nine runs in the sixth inning to put away Lewistown, 13-7, and in the process snapped a three-game losing streak.
Danon Beaston picked up the win for McVeytown in relief as he came in the fourth and threw four scoreless innings. Lewistown led 7-4 going into the sixth.
McVeytown had nine hits with Ben Fry leading the way with three hits (3-for-3). Josh Bomberger also had three hits and had the winner’s only extra-base hit, a double.
Lewistown finished with eight hits with Ryan Hine and Aaden Earnest each getting two. Hine smashed a double.