Lewistown strands 15 in victory
LEWISTOWN — Lewistown scored nine runs in the top of the sixth inning Friday night against McVeytown and in the process made a lot of people in Burnham happy.
Lewistown’s come from behind victory over McVeytown, 13-7, gave the two-time defending Mifflin County Babe Ruth League champions their seventh loss of the season and pushed them back to third place. Reedsville moved into second with an 11-7 win over Beaver Springs.
Burnham is 14-3, while Reedsville falls to 13-6.
Lewistown, the eighth place team in the league, came to life in the sixth. Trailing 7-4, Lewistown put together one of its best innings of the season. It scored nine runs on five hits.
Deakon Schaeffer and Drake Schaeffer each had two hits in the inning and Jared Lyons added another single. McVeytown didn’t help its own cause with three errors that allowed four runs.
Lewistown finished with eight hits. Deakon Schaeffer had two, while Drake Schaeffer had three.
Deakon Schaeffer got the win as he pitched the last two innings. He walked three and didn’t allow a hit.
McVeytown only had three hits with Josh Bomberger collecting two with three RBIs. Isaac Wilson had a lead-off double in the fourth inning.
Four Lewistown pitchers walked 17 and hit five batters. McVeytown left 15 men on base.
Lewistown snapped a five game losing streak.
Reedsville 11, Beaver Springs 7
BEAVER SPRINGS — Reedsville’s Cole Chilson threw two shutout innings in the sixth and seventh to get the save as Reedsville beat Beaver Springs, 11-7.
Cody Bickhart got the win as he went the first five innings. He struck out nine, walked seven and gave up eight hits.
Beaver Springs had the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning with no outs, but Chilson worked out of the jam.
Reedsville had 10 hits in the win. Colby Yoder, Ryan Kanagy and Zach Williams each had two and Christopher Russell hit a double.
The Springs had all eight hits in the first five innings. Brayden Swineford smashed two doubles, while Jesse Herman had a three-hit game. One of Herman’s hits was a double and Matthew Weimer also had a double.
Belleville 6, Belltown 2
BELLEVILLE — Belleville pushed its record to 9-9 and has a two-game lead over Milroy (7-11) for fifth place as it beat Belltown, 6-2.
Josh Bryson picked up the win for Belleville with three innings of work. The 14-year-old struck out four, walked two and gave up four hits. Landen Eichhorn and Josh Ross closed out the game for Belleville.
Belleville only had three singles in the game by Eichhorn, Ross and Brennen Spickler. Belltown walked six and had three errors that helped the Big Valley clubs’cause.
Belltown had five hits with Darion Molek and Dylan Zellers each getting two. One of Zeller’s hits was a double.
Strodes Mills 10, Milroy 8
MILROY –Strodes Mills saw its six-game losing streak come to end as it beat Milroy, 10-8.
Colin Fisher went the distance for Strodes as he gave up seven hits, walked five and struck out two.
Milroy led 5-1 going into the top of the fourth, but Strodes erupted for six runs and took the lead for good. Strodes added a run in the fifth and scored twice in the seventh to give it the two run victory.
Strodes Mills finished with 11 hits with Gage Sunderland leading the way with three. Isaiah Alters, Tyler Hunter and Aaron Grassmyer each had two hits. Hunter had a double for Strodes in the six run outburst in the fourth.
Carter Forshey was the only Milroy player with multiple hits with two.