MC splits final day in Elkins

From staff reports

Elkins, W.Va. — Kyle Bingaman bested Colby Bodtorf and Florida Gulf Coast topped Mifflin County 2-0 in one of the top pitching performances of the Hillbilly Hardball Classic on Saturday morning.

In an errorless game played in just over an hour, Bingaman scattered three hits and one walk in the shutout. Bodtorf was on the losing end, despite allowing just five hits while fanning 11 and walking one.

Florida used two flair hits and benefited from a controversial call at the plate to score in the third inning. A sacrifice fly brought in the second run in the top of the sixth inning for Gulf Coast.

Post 287 fell to 2-1 in the tournament and 5-2 overall.

Florida Gulf Coast 2, Mifflin County 0

Florida Gulf Coast 001 001 0 — 2-5-0

Mifflin County 000 000 0 — 0-3-0

WP: Kyle Bingaman. LP: Colby Bodtorf. SV: Donovan Martin. SO: Bingaman 2, Martin 1 (F), Bodtorf 11 (MC). BB: Bingaman 1, Martin 1 (F), Bodtorf 2 (MC). 2B: Thomas Bron, Andrew Iclof (F). MH: Hiruke Tack 2-3 (F). RBI: Icolf 1 (F).

Mifflin County 12,

Buckhannon 1

ELKINS W Va. — Mifflin County broke out the big bats and cruised to a 12-1 win over Buckhannon Post 7 in its final game at the Hillbilly Hardball Classic on Saturday afternoon.

Holden Yocum got his first start of the season and went 4 1/3 innings, earning the win. He gave up just one hit and one run, while striking out four. Connor Cherry finished the six-inning affair, giving up one hit in 1 2/3 innings.

Post 287 broke on top with a four-run second inning and never looked back as they pounded out 13 hits. Owen Mock had a career day with a 4-for-4 performance that included a double and four RBIs. Brother Evan Mock added a pair of hits and a double.

A six-run sixth inning by Mifflin County ended the contest and sent Post 287 home with another win and a 3-1 record in the tournament.

The win moves Post 287 to 6-2 overall. Mifflin County returns to Central Penn League action when it travels to Shaner Field to take on State College on Tuesday.

Mifflin County 12, Buckhannon 1

Mifflin County 041 106 — 12-13-0

Buckhannon 000 010 — 1-2-2

WP: Holden Yocum. LP: Taylor Whitehurst. SO: Yocum 4, Connor Cherry 2 (MC), Whitehurst 1, Tim Phillips 2, Elijah Arbagast 1 (B). BB: Yocum 5, Cherry 1 (MC), Whitehurst 3. MH: Evan Mock 2-4 (MC). 3B: Max Oburn (MC). 2B: Evan Mock, Owen Mock (MC). RBI: O. Mock 4, Jaxson Pupo 2, Oburn, Ethan Eichorn, Yocum, Cherry, Tyreen Smalley (MC). Casey Hammer (B).

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