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Burnham capitalizes on Belleville’s mistakes in 7-2 victory

BELLEVILLE–Although the Mifflin County Babe Ruth season is just a few weeks old, the Burnham team has entered the early stages of desparation mode.

Burnham came into their game against Belleville on Monday with a 1-2 record, while the Big Valley club was in first place with a 3-0 mark.

However, Burnham took advantage Belleville’s miscues to leave with a 7-2 victory.

The winners scored four times in the third ininng to take a 4-0 lead–doing so on just one hit.

After a walk and a hit batter, Calin McKnight ripped a two-run triple. He came home when Logan Alexander reached on an error, who then scored on a wild pitch.

Belleville made all kinds of mistakes to help the Burnham cause. In the third inning alone, the Big Valley club walked four, committed two errors, hit a batter and had a wild pitch.

Things didn’t get much better for Belleville in the fifth. Burnham scored three runs on no hits, five walks, two errors and a wild pitch.

Belleville didn’t get on the scoreboad until the fifth when Dreyson Weaver drove in two runs with a two-out single. In fact, Weaver was the hitting star of the game as he was the only player to get multiple hits, with two.

Belleville finished with five hits and the only extra base hit came from a Hayden Yoder double in the third inning.

Burnham only had two hits and its only other hit came from Gavin Knode in the fourth inning, a single.

Knode picked up the win for Burnham as he worked the first three innings. Farrell Souders started the fourth and pitched into the fifth. Alexander closed out the game for Burnham.

Reedsville 6, Belltown 4

MILROY – Reedsville (2-0) moved into a first-place tie with Beaver Springs thanks in part to a 6-4 win over Belltown.

Reedsville’s Aiden Reed nailed down the win for his club with an outstanding performance on the mound. He went five-plus innings, striking out 10, walking one and giving up two hits. Bryson Bubb finished the game for Reedsville and picked up the save.

Belltown had four hits with three of them going for extra-bases. Parker Kearns and JohnPaul Pannizzo each had doubles, while Reese Christine, a rookie, smashed an RBI triple in the seventh.

Reedsville finished with 10 hits with Madden Weaver leading the way with three. Reed also picked up multiple hits, with two hits, including a double.

Lewistown 14, Strodes Mills 8

LEWISTOWN–Lewistown scored six times in the top of the sixth inning to take a 14-8 win over Strodes Mills.

The game was tied 8-8 after five innings, but Lewistown pushed across six runs in the sixth to pick up its second win of the season.

Lewistown’s Doug Weaver gained the win by tossing two scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh. He struck out three and surrendered no hits or walks.

Strodes Mills only had four hits, with Evan Strohecker getting two, while Chris Moon and Joel Beamer each had one.

Lewistown had nine hits as Ryan Hine racked up three including, a double and a triple. Trevor Miles and Jeremiah Partchey each had two.

Partchey and Hine each had doubles in the sixth inning for Lewistown when it took the lead for good.

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