Springs’ streak snapped at 26 games by Reedsville
MILROY — The Beaver Springs winning streak is over, and it was bookended by Reedsville.
Beaver Springs’ 26 game-winning streak, fourth longest in Mifflin County Babe Ruth League history was finished by Reedsville, 9-0, on Tuesday night.
The last time Beaver Springs lost came on June 20, 2019, to Reedsville, 11-7.
Beaver Springs’ streak was tied for the fourth longest in league history with Burnham (1995-1996). Another trivia moment for the Springs was that it was on this field (the Armagh Memorial Field) that it stopped the longest winning streak in league history by Lewistown in the finals of the Bob Reigle Memorial tournament on June 27, 2010, by a score of 6-3.
Reedsville’s Aiden Reed was the star of the game as he went the distance, giving up just four hits. He struck out 11 and walked one. Only in one inning, the seventh, did he gave up two hits. Aidan Everly and Dylan Miller each had singles in the last inning. Everly got as far as third base in the seventh and was the only Springs player to see third.
Reedsville scored twice in the first inning as Derek Swanger had an RBI single and Jacob Bauman walked with the bases loaded.
It was in the third that Reedsville broke the game wide open and put the game into the history books.
Beaver Springs, which used three pitchers, walked seven. Reedsville only had two hits in the inning. Reed had an RBI single and the big hit came from Bauman, who had a two-run base hit.
Ryan Kanagy had a big day behind the plate for Reedsville as he threw out two Beaver Springs runners. Reedsville only committed one error in the game.
The only bright spot for Beaver Springs was the pitching of Trevor Sheaffer, who finished the third and didn’t give up a run the rest of the way.
Milroy 6, Belltown 4
BELLTOWN — Behind the pitching of Riley Winkelblech, Milroy won its first game of the year, downing Belltown, 6-4.
The win snapped a 15-game losing streak for the 2021 season and gave manager Phil Guss his first win of his Babe Ruth career.
Winkelblech went the distance, striking out seven and giving up just four hits.
Milroy pounded out seven hits as Hunter Marks hsd three of the seven. Winkelblech had two hits including a double. Nick Gilespie also had an extra-base hit for Milroy, a double.
Belltown’s four hits came from two players, JohnPaul Pannizzo and Evan Hosterman. They each had two hits. One of Pannizzo’s went for two bases and both of Hosterman’s were doubles.
Strodes Mills 3
LEWISTOWN –Belleville snapped a three-game losing streak by edging Strodes Mills, 4-3.
Jacob Ross picked up the win for Belleville as he went six innings. Landen Eichhorn pitched the seventh and got the save.
Ross struck out two, walked four and gave up three hits.
Belleville finished with seven hits and Trace Brought was the big bat for the Big Valley club with two. Belleville scored twice in the fifth inning to take a 4-2 lead.
Hayden Yoder and Brett Zook each had RBIs in the fifth, which proved to be the difference in the game.
Grady Hoppel had two of the three hits for Strodes Mills and Brayden Hunter had the other.
LEWISTOWN — Lewistown scored six times in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs to secure a 12-2 win over McVeytown. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
The big blast in the fifth for Lewistown was a three-run homer from Deakon Schaeffer. Schaeffer finished with two hits.
Trevor Miles led the Lewistown offense with three hits, while Ryan Hine, Doug Weaver and Jaylen Bowersox each had two. Weaver smashed a double for the winners.
Chase Hartung, a rookie, picked up the win for Lewistown. He went the first three innings and gave up two runs, four hits, walked three and struck out two. Weaver closed out the game with two scoreless innings.
McVeytown finished with five hits and Zack Diehl was the only McVeytown player with two hits. Clay Ammon had the only extra base hit for Mcveytown, a double.