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Huskies struggle with Raiders

Sentinel photo by MIKE GOSS Mifflin County’s Ryan Esh tags out Bellefonte’s Alex Ebeling to end a rundown between third and home during a baseball game on Monday in Lewistown.

LEWISTOWN — In its final home game, Mifflin County couldn’t contain Bellefonte during a 7-1 loss on Monday.

The Huskies got runners on base, but could not get them across the plate consistently.

“That’s been our kryptonite all year, so to speak. It’s been our Achilles heel. I think it’s been seven or eight times this year we left the bases loaded with one out or less,” said Mifflin County coach John McGonigle. “That’s something we have to work on in the offseason and come back and be aggressive in those situations. We have to get the ball in the air and on the ground and see what happens from there.”

However, the Raiders were able to make the most out of the Huskies six errors to take home the road victory.

Dominic Capperella was the winning pitcher since he tossed five innings allowed two hits and struck out six Huskies.

Mifflin County’s Ryan Esh received the loss.

Esh went three innings, allowed six hits and four runs in his time on the mound.

Bellefonte had three players that finished with multiple hits.

Triston Heckman was 2-for-3, with two runs scored. Peyton Vancas went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and Capperella had a 2-for-4 night with two RBIs.

Mifflin County got hits from Ryan Hine, Luke Lyter and Brayden Eversole.

In the second frame, Bellefonte jumped on the board first by chalking up three runs.

Heckman got the ball rolling with a single to left field. Then, he stole second.

Trevor Johnson reached on a Huskies miscue at first, scoring Heckman. He also moved up to second on the error.

Next, Vancas walked, which put runners on first and third.

Later, Vancas loaded the bases when he walked and it set the stage for Capperella, who brought home Johnson with a single.

Vancas scored after a sacrifice fly by Kormanic, making it a 3-0 advantage for the Red Raiders.

Bellefonte added one more run in the second.

Alex Ebeling reached on an error. Heckman moved Ebeling up to second with a single.

Heckman later scored on a single by Vancas, increasing the Raiders’ lead to 4-0.

In the seventh, Bellefonte added two more, making it a 7-0 contest.

The Huskies had some fight left in them as they posted a run in the seventh inning.

With two outs in the final frame, Tyler Hunter walked. He was followed on base by Xavier Smith. Ryan Hine singled in Hunter, making it a 7-1 contest.

Bellefonte 7, MIfflin County 1

Bellefonte 031 100 2 — 7 9 0

Mifflin County 000 000 1 — 1 3 6

WP: Dominick Capperella. LP: Ryan Esh.

MH: Triston Heckman 2-for-3, Peyton Vancas 2-for-3, Capperella 2-for-4 (B). RBI: Capperella 2 (B).

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