MC wins with huge offensive output

Juniata County also qualifies for states as runner-up

Sentinel photo by KENNY VARNER
The Mifflin County 12U baseball team came ready for this weekend’s all-star contest sweeping their opponents to capture the title. Mifflin County’s Liam Shaffer slides safely under the tag of Juniata County’s catcher Bryson Watson during Sunday’s championship game at Rec Park in Lewistown. Juniata County finished second.

LEWISTOWN — It was business as usual Sunday morning for the Mifflin County 12U Cal Ripken All-Stars as they ran roughshod through their competition Saturday to capture a spot in the championship game.

Carrying the number one seed, MIfflin County went up against Juniata County.

The Bomb Squad as they were nicknamed were back at it as the captured the title in grand fashion 13-0. This after their meeting on Saturday ended with a 15-0 Mifflin County win.

Again on Sunday, Mifflin County went yard.

For the weekend, Mifflin County blasted six home runs and outscored their opponents 42-2 for the weekend.

Mifflin County’s Colton Aumiller tossed a complete game one-hitter.

The home team allowed only three hits in the weekend series.

Being the home team, Mifflin County picked up two runs to get the offense to start.

Aumiller led things off with a smash to right field as he was able to speed around the bases for the inside-the-park home run.

Liam Shaffer singled down the third baseline for a single.

His time on base was limited as he scored on an Ezra Beamer singled into left field, making it a 2-0 advantage.

Defensively, Mifflin County continued to dominate in the second, keeping the Juniata County team at bay.

Mifflin County came out looking for a little two-out lightning, but started a hurricane as it pounded out nine runs.

Jett Powell kept the inning alive with a seemingly-innocent single.

Cooper Walters joined Powell on base with a single of his own.

Jude Zook reached on an error, Walters and Powell both scored on the miscue.

Noah Wray singled in Zook, upping the lead to 5-0 advantage.

With Lucas Shawver, Noah Wolfkiel and Jaxon Strohecker all on the base paths, Aumiller plastered a shot over the center field fence for the grand slam, upping the lead to 9-0.

When the dust settled in the inning, Mifflin County had taken a commanding 11-0 advantage.

That would all be the Mifflin County defense would need as it allowed just one hit from Juniata County, one that came from Koltlyn Martin.

In the end, Mifflin County had too much fire power, capturing the title and sending the team to states with a ton of momentum.

With its second place finish in the tournament, Juniata County moves on as well.


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