Weather interferes again with tourney

Mifflin County led 13-0 over Franklin Township before second straight rainout

Sentinel photo by MATT STRICKER
Mifflin County first baseman Cole Shutt receives the ball during a pick-off attempt on Franklin Township's Austin Green Wednesday in Milroy.

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 the team from Lehighton in the top of the fourth.

The game will resume at 10 a.m. Thursday with Franklin Township batting with runners on first and second with no outs.

Centre County and West End will immediately follow in the other semifinal contest. The championship is to be played at approximately 5 p.m.

Mifflin County, leading 10-0 when the game was suspended on Tuesday, tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the second.

A total of 17 batters came to the plate in the second with Mifflin County collecting 11 hits.

Tucker Gill started the scoring bonanza with a two-run single to left plating Ryan Kanagy and Landen Eichhorn for the 2-0 lead. Hunter Bailey reached on a base hit while Deakon Schaeffer walked to load the bases. Caden Wolfley got an RBI walk bringing home Eichhorn. Xavier Smith ripped a two-run base hit to left for the 5-0 advantage, chasing Franklin Township starter Talan Sensinger.

The runs just kept on coming. Trevor Sheaffer was hit by a pitch and Kanagy, who started the inning, collected a two-run knock to left, making it 7-0. Sheaffer scored on an error, Kanagy on a wild pitch and Bailey doubled to left scoring Eichhorn, who reached on his second base hit of the game.

The day started, still in the second, with Tye Plank bringing home Gill on a base hit to center. Schaeffer scored Bailey on a groundout to second and Wolfley plated Plank with a double to left for the 13-0 lead.

Franklin Township started off strong in the fourth when Austin Greene reached on an error and Stephen Balak walked with no outs.

Then the skies opened up, drowning the field and forcing the suspension.

Mifflin County owns a 12-1 hits advantage. Smith, Kanagy, Eichhorn, Gill and Bailey have two hits each. Smith, Wolfley, Kanagy and Gill racked up two RBIs apiece.

Wolfley started the game for Mifflin County and tossed two scoreless innings of one-hit ball with three strikeouts and no walks. Adrian Everly came on in the third for Wolfley.