From staff reports
HOLLIDAYSBURG - At the top of the fifth, Mifflin County's American Legion baseball team was on the verge of hanging a 10-run victory on Hollidaysburg.
And then the team scored 10 runs.
The huge fifth inning was still the last of the game, which the local club won, 20-2.
The frame opened with an out for Mifflin County (8-5, 5-2 Central Penn League), but that was followed by a walk, a two-run homer by Cody Heane, two singles and three doubles. Heane's homer was the third for his team; Nate Pray hit a pair earlier.
"Actually, Hollidaysburg does have a short fence. It's not the biggest ballpark that we play in," said Mifflin County skipper Larry Wolfe, noting the 310-foot lines and 375 center. "That said, all three of them were pretty legitimate shots."
The game also featured the first Legion hit for Brendan Fultz, a double. Four Mifflin County hitters had extra-base taps, after falling behind early to a two-run shot by Hollidaysburg's Andy Glass. But the score was 10-2 when the final turn began.
The local team hits the road for Smethport (Saturday) and Bradford (Sunday) this weekend.
Mifflin County Stars, the local AAABA team, will not play Saturday as scheduled. DuBois, the scheduled opponent, called off the game, a team representative said Friday.
The game is rescheduled for July 5, at a site to be determined.