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Beaver Springs upends Burnham

BEAVER SPRINGS –Burnham picked up on Thursday where it left off on Wednesday in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.

Burnham scored eight runs in the last two innings against McVeytown to take home a 10-7 win on Wednesday, before jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning against Beaver Spirngs.

This time the scoring stopped for Burnham, as the Springs pulled out a 6-3 win.

Beaver Springs and Belleville are tied for first after the first week of the season with 2-0 records.

Burnham scored three times in the first, as Reagan Ettinger doubled in a run and Garrett Davis knocked in the second run with a base hit. Davis made it 3-0 on a passed ball.

From that point on Beaver Springs’ Preston Arbogast was in control of the game.

Arbogast picked up the win, going four innings.The only two hits he allowed came in the first. He struck out six and walked three.

Caden Wolfley finished for the Springs. The 14-year-old gave up no runs, struck out seven and walked two.

Beaver Springs scored a run in the first as Matthew Weimer had an RBI single.

Then in the third, Jullian Krainak came through with a pinch-hit two-run single giving Beaver Springs the lead for good, 4-3.

In the fifth, Beaver Springs added two more runs thanks to three walks, two errors and a wild pitch.

The Springs finished with five hits. Wolfley had two while Burnham only had four hits.

McVeytown 9, Lewistown 8

MCVEYTOWN — McVeytown held off Lewistown to hold on to a 9-8 win on Thursday evening.

Tucker Gill picked up the win for McVeytown in relief. Isaac Wilson started and went five innings before giving way to Jaron Yoder. Yoder only got one out in the sixth before Gill came in to get the win.

Lewistown scored five times in the sixth to take a 6-4 lead, but McVeytown scored five times in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead, 9-6. Lewistown just missed tying the game with two runs in the seventh.

Ryan Hine was the offensive star for Lewistown, as he went two-for-two with a solo home run in the fourth inning. Aaden Earnest and Doug Weaver each had two hits for Lewistown.

McVeytown finished with five hits as Josh Bomberger had two and Logan Parks smashed a double off the fence in fthe ourth to give McVeytown a 3-1 lead.

Milroy 17, Strodes Mills 3

LEWISTOWN – What a difference a day made for Milroy.

On the opening day of the season, Belleville beat Milroy 16-2. Milroy bounced back on Thursday, downing Strodes Mills, 17-3. The game ended after six innings due to the 10-run rule.

Ryan Kanagy went from behind the plate to the mound and picked up the win with a five-inning performance that held Strodes Mills to two hits. He struck out six and walked four.

Milroy finished with six hits and Cole Chilson had half of them. The game was tied at three going into the top of the fifth, but Milroy scored eight in the fifth and six in the sixth to pull away. Strodes gave up eight walks in the last two innings.

Strodes Mills finished with three hits — a triple from Owen Atherton, a double from Chris Moon and a single from Bryson Hughes.

Belleville 11, Belltown 0

BELLTOWN – Belleville is off to a great start in 2020. The Big Valley club is 2-0, tied for first place, and has out scored its opponents, 27-2.

On Thurday, Belleville ran away from Belltown, 11-0, in a game that was ended after five innings. On Wednsday, Belleville beat Milroy, 16-2.

Landen Eichhorn tossed the shutout for Belleville as he struck out nine, walked one and gave up two hits.

Belleville backed Eichhorn with nine hits. Josh Bryson, Zach Snook and Brock Bryson each had two hits. Josh Bryson had Belleville’s only extra-base hit with a double.

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