Beaver Springs remains perfect
BEAVER SPRINGS — Beaver Springs remained undefeated at 5-0 with a 14-0 win over Milroy.
In fact all four of the top teams won and all the games were decided by the 10-run rule. Belleville beat Lewistown, 19-1; McVeytown downed Belltown, 14-2, and Burnham beat Strodes Mills, 14-4.
Beaver Springs 14, Milroy 0
BEAVER SPRINGS — Beaver Springs used 10 hits as it downed Milroy, 14-0. The game lasted just five innings due to the 10-run rule.
The first-place team used three pitchers to gain the victory. Preston Arbogast got the win as he went three innings. He struck out three, walked one and gave up two hits.
Two 14-year-olds finished for the Springs, Aidan Everly and Cole Keister.
Milroy finished with two hits, singles from Cole Chilson and Tucker Crum.
Beaver Springs had two multiple hitters, Jullian Krainak and and Arbogast.
Belleville 19, Lewistown 1
LEWISTOWN — Belleville scored a run in every inning as it took care of Lewistown, 19-1. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Landen Eichhorn was the winning pitcher as he went three innings. He struck out seven, walked one and gave up two hits. Caden Bell and Trace Brought closed out the game for the Big Valley club with one inning of work.
Lewistown finished with six hits with Trevor Miles, a rookie, getting two. Aaden Earnest had Lewistown’s only extra-base hit with a double.
Belleville pounded out 12 hits with Zach Snook leading the way with three. Brock Bryson, Hayden Yoder and Eichhorn each had two hits.
McVeytown 14, Belltown 2
BELLTOWN — McVeytown’s Isaac Wilson had an outstanding night with the bat as he had three hits, includng a triple, as McVeytown beat Belltown, 14-2.
Wilson smashed his triple in the third inning when McVeytown put the game away with five runs. Wilson finished with four RBIs.
Josh Bomberger and Logan Parks each had two hits for McVeytown, which finished with 10.
Hunter Bailey worked four innings for McVeytown as he struck out five, walked three and gave up three hits and one run. Clay Ammon, a rookie, closed out the game for McVeytown.
Belltown’s Andrew Cherry had his team’s only extra-base hit with a double. JohnPaul Pannizzo had Belltown’s other two hits.
Burnham 14, Strodes Mills 4
BURNHAM — Burnham scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to put away Strodes Mills, 14-4. The game was stopped in the bottom of the sixth for the 10-run rule.
Calin McKnight had a two-run double in the sixth and Xavier Smith added a two-run single. Gavin Knode ended the game with a base hit that drove in the 14th run.
Burnham had eight players that reached base on hits. McKnight, the rookie, led the way with three, including a double and a triple. Ty Plank and Knode each had two hits.
Logan Alexander picked up his first win of the season. The rookie went three innings, giving up a run on four hits. He struck out three and walked no one.
Strodes Mills loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs as Dupree Reed, Carson Kepner and Owen Atherton each singled. Chris Moon then hit a ball in the infield that scored Reed, but on the play, Atherton was out at second and when Kepner tried to go home, Smith threw him out at the plate for a douple play.
Strodes Mills had seven hits and Kepner had two. He scored a run in the fifth inning as he was hit by a pitch, stole second and third, and then came home on a double steal.