Beaver Springs closer to pennant
BELLTOWN — Beaver Springs moved another day closer to the 2020 Mifflin County Babe Ruth title wirh a 14-4 win over Belltown on Monday. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Beaver Springs’ win eliminated Burnham (7-4) from repeating as league champions. On Monday, Burnham and Belleville remained tied, 8-8, after eight innings. The game will be completed tonight at 6 p.m. in Burnham.
Belleville needs the win to stay in contention, as the Big Valley club is 8-2 and in second place. Also on Monday, McVeytown remained in the hunt for the title with an 8-1 win over Milroy. McVeytown is 8-3. The best McVeytown can hope for at this point is a share of the title.
Matthew Weimer started for Beaver Springs and pitched into the third inning, but it was Julian Krainak, who came in to finish the game and was rewarded with the win. Krainak struck out four, gave up one hit and walked two.
Belltown had seven hits. JohnPaul Pannizzo was the only multiple hitter with two. JoJo Sechler came through with a double.
Belltown out hit the league leaders, 7-5. Parker Kearns, Andrew Cherry, Max Weader and Michael Harris all had singles for Belltown.
Beaver Springs got a double from Cole Keister, and singles from Weimer, Cole Shutt, Trevor Sheaffer and Caden Wolfley.
Belltown had nine errors in the game that helped Beaver Springs to the 10-run victory.
McVeytown 8, Milroy 1
MCVEYTOWN — McVeytown won its seventh game out of its last eight as it downed Milroy, 8-1.
Milroy jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but McVeytown took the lead for good with three runs in the first inning.
McVeytown used four pitchers, but it was Borody Rishel who came in the second inning and pitched until the fifth that got the win. He struck out five, walked two and gave up no hits.
Kaden Mitchell led the McVeytown offense with three hits. McVeytown finished with eight hits. Josh Bomberger and Logan Stimley each had two hits for the winners.
The four McVeytown pitchers held Milroy to four singles from Cole Chilson, Ryan Kanagy, Brayden Sunderland and Derek Swanger.
Strodes Mills 17, Lewistown 7
LEWISTOWN — Strodes Mills stopped a nine-game losing streak as it beat its crosstown rival Lewistown, 17-7. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Carson Kepner pitched three innings to pick up the win. The rookie struck out three, gave up two hits and walked five.
Strodes Mills pounded out 16 hits with Dupree Reed having a perfect night. Reed went 4-for-4 with a double.
Owen Atherton and Grady Hoppel each had three hits. Bryson Hughes also was a multiple hitter for Strodes as he had two. Hoppel added a double for the winners.
Lewistown finished with four hits. Aaden Earnest had two while Jayden King and Deakon Schaeffer each had one.