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Mifflin County splits first two

Local Sports

ALTOONA — On Saturday afternoon, the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars wished they were back in Williamsport for the start of the District 8 tournament. Instead of cruising against Altoona as they did on that day, on Saturday, Mifflin County fell to, 10-7 at PNG Field, the home ...

Post 287 steamrolls to final four

Local Sports

From staff reports LATROBE —In a game lasting just shy of an hour and a half, Milroy Post 287 rolled to a convincing 9-1 win, Saturday over Punxsutawney Post 62 at the Region 7 American Legion Tournament. Colby Bodtorf threw a complete game, five-hitter, allowing two walks while striking ...

Spikes win as offense comes alive

State College Spikes

STATE COLLEGE — Andrew Warner put a ball over the left-field fence — his fourth round-tripper in 11 games — a three-run shot that gave the State College Spikes three runs in each of the first two innings, lifting the Spikes to a 9-3 win over Williamsport on Monday in a SawBuck Series game ...

Spikes late rally seals the victory

State College Spikes

UNIVERSITY PARK – State College scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to come out on top of Williamsport 5-2 in the middle game of a three-game set on a balmy Sunday evening at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spikes (18-18) broke open the 2-2 deadlock when Terry Fuller and Pedro ...

Post 287 falls in region opener

Local Sports

LATROBE — The top seed from Westmoreland County’s American Legion baseball league scored eight runs on six hits to defeat Mifflin County, 8-1, on the first day of the Region 7 tournament in Latrobe Friday. Post 287 staked the first lead of the contest, a run produced by an Ethan Eichhorn ...

Semifinal game took three days for mercy-rule win

Local Sports

MILROY — The game took three days to finish but Mifflin County wouldn’t change a thing after the 13-year-olds advanced to the Babe Ruth state championship and clinched a regional berth with a 13-1 win in five innings over Franklin Township Thursday morning at Armagh Field. “It’s going ...

MC 13s are striking while iron is hot

Local Sports

ALTOONA — It maybe hot here in Altoona today when the Mifflin County Babe Ruth 13-year-olds, the Pennsylvania state champions, start play in the Mid-Atlantic Regional. But, the heat has been on the Miffflin County team since it started District 8 play early in July. Although Mifflin ...

Babe Ruth tournaments by the numbers

Local Sports

Here are some trivia notes from the Babe Ruth tournament trail: ¯ Mifflin County has a 17-9 record in opening games in the Mid-Atlantic Regional and is 7-3 in 13-year-old contests. Mifflin County’s record in Altoona is 16-20. ¯ Since 1998, when the 14-year-old program was started by ...

Franklin challenged on ‘elite’ comments again

Penn State

CHICAGO — Penn State has made huge progress during James Franklin’s tenure, and the coach can to point to many areas when discussing the strength of the program entering his sixth season. Still, some comments he made about not being elite following last year’s gut-wrenching 27-26 loss ...