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Post 287 steamrolls to final four

From staff reports LATROBE —In a game lasting just shy of an hour and a half, Milroy Post 287 rolled to a convincing 9-1 win, Saturday over Punxsutawney Post 62 at the Region 7 American Legion Tournament. Colby Bodtorf threw a complete game, five-hitter, allowing two walks while striking ...

Post 287 falls in region opener

LATROBE — The top seed from Westmoreland County’s American Legion baseball league scored eight runs on six hits to defeat Mifflin County, 8-1, on the first day of the Region 7 tournament in Latrobe Friday. Post 287 staked the first lead of the contest, a run produced by an Ethan Eichhorn ...

Semifinal game took three days for mercy-rule win

MILROY — The game took three days to finish but Mifflin County wouldn’t change a thing after the 13-year-olds advanced to the Babe Ruth state championship and clinched a regional berth with a 13-1 win in five innings over Franklin Township Thursday morning at Armagh Field. “It’s going ...

MC 13s are striking while iron is hot

ALTOONA — It maybe hot here in Altoona today when the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-olds, the Pennsylvania state champions, start play in the Mid-Atlantic Regional. But, the heat has been on the Miffflin County team since it started District 8 play early in July. Although Mifflin ...

Babe Ruth tournaments by the numbers

Here are some trivia notes from the Babe Ruth tournament trail: ¯ Mifflin County has a 17-9 record in opening games in the Mid-Atlantic Regional and is 7-3 in 13-year-old contests. Mifflin County’s record in Altoona is 16-20. ¯ Since 1998, when the 14-year-old program was started by ...

Back on top

MILROY — Mifflin County’s Deakon Scheaffer will never forget the championship game of the 2019 Pennsylvania Babe Ruth 13-year-old state tournament. On Thursday night Scheaffer hit a 1-1 pitch to left field that scored Ryan Hine with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning ...

Ray Wilde honored for a half century of service

MILROY — For 50 years, one man has been a walking, talking public relations machine for the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League. It’s hard not to notice Ray Wilde at a game. From his faded blue and white MC cap, to rocking a sweater in 90-degree weather without breaking a sweat, Ray is a ...

Spikes drop second straight series with loss to Black Bears

GRANVILLE, W.V. – Terry Fuller produced his first hit and first run batted in for the State College Spikes, but the West Virginia Black Bears used a big third inning to surpass the Spikes, 6-1, on Thursday night on Monongalia County Ballpark. Fuller, who joined the Spikes (16-17) on ...

Weather interferes again with tourney

MILROY — For the second consecutive day, Mother Nature wreaked havoc at the Babe Ruth 13-year-old state tournament at Armagh Field. Once again Wednesday the rains came and washed away the semifinal game between Mifflin County and Franklin Township, with the host squad now leading 13-0 over ...

Spikes fall to Black Bears in road matchup

GRANVILLE, W.V. – Pedro Pages drove in a run with his first professional triple in the opening inning, but the State College Spikes were held in check by the West Virginia Black Bears in the late innings in a 4-1 defeat on Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. Pages, the ...