Tournament trail facts and figures
Ty Bodtorf’s four hits in the state championship game marked the 46th time that a Mifflin County player has gotten four or more hits in a game. Bodtorf is also the sixth player to do the feat twice. He did it against Gettysburg in a 13-year-old game in 2012.
Kevin Reigle, the Mifflin County 14-year-old manager, has now appeared in five state finals. He is the first person to do it three different ways. In 2002 and 2003, he was an all-star player. In 2007 and 2008, he was an assistant coach and in 2013, he was a manager.
Don Attick, an assistant coach on the 14-year-old state championship team, and his son, Cade, became the 10th father and son duo to be on the same state title team. Jason Boreman and Gage Boreman became the 12th father and son duo to appear on different state championship teams for Mifflin County. Jason Boreman was on the 13-year-old all-star team in 1987 and Gage played for this year’s 14-year-old team.
Bodtorf became the first pitcher from Yeagertown to be a winning pitcher in a state championship game. Belltown and Strodes Mills lead the way with four. Belltown’s pitchers are Doug Erb (83), Chris Freed (87), Ryan Frankhouser (99) and Cody Heane (08), while Strodes Mills’ are Brian Fisher (87), Bobby Smith (90), and Tyson Searer (07, 09), who did it twice. McVeytown has three, including Jim Allgyer (60), Wade Fagan (03) and Ben Allen (03). Belleville also has three, Todd Yoder (97) and Nate Saltzer (04, 05) twice. Reedsville has produced two winning pitchers, Nate Burkey (02) and Nolan Schaaf (07). Milroy, Burnham and Lewistown have one each. They are Randy Corbin (73), Milroy; Norm Heane (81), Burnham; and Ed Deans (03), Lewistown.
Mifflin County has now appeared in 40 state finals and has a 25-25 record in state championship games. When the tournament was double elimination, Mifflin County had a 7-3 mark in if-necessary games.
Mifflin County now has beaten Broomall-Newtown and Levittown in six different decades. The 13-year-olds beat Levittown, 10-4, and the 15-year-olds beat Broomall-Newtown, 5-4, in 2013.
The Reigle family now has won four state titles as managers for the Mifflin County All Stars. Bob Reigle won a state title (13-year-olds) in 1983; his son Scott won titles in 2002 and 2008 (15-year-olds) and Kevin, who is Scott’s son, just won a 14-year-old title. Kevin wears 83 in honor of his grandfather, who had his number (38) retired.