MILROY - Back in February, Adele won a Grammy for her hit 'Rolling in the Deep'.
Bernie Howard, the Lewistown manager, and his team can't win a Grammy, but they do have their sights on a fifth straight Mifflin County Babe Ruth championship.
At this point in the season, the West is just plain rolling.
Over the weekend, Lewistown increased its record to 8-0 with a 15-3 win over Burnham and a 17-8 triumph over Milroy.
The West has now won 29 in a row over the past two years.
Lewistown has a game and half lead over Beaver Springs (6-1) and two and half game lead over Strodes Mills and Reedsville (5-2).
On Sunday, Lewistown got a pitching performance from Blaise Roush, who went the first four innings. Roush only gave up one hit, walked three and struck out two.
The West led 14-0 after four, but Milroy rallied for eight runs in the fifth inning. Milroy had six of its nine hits in the fifth. Barron Vogt had the only extra-base hit for Milroy with a double. Jared Soles had a two-run RBI single, and Jacob Walters and Graham Rhoades each had RBI base hits in the inning.
Lewistown had 19 hits with Lucas McKay having a big day going 5-for-5. McKay drove in five runs and had two extra-base hits, a double and a solo home run to lead off the third inning.
Roush also had a big day for the West with a 4-for-4 effort. Max Remy and Peyton Reesman each had three hits. Aaron Snook had the only other extra-base hit for the West, a double.
McKay closed out the win for Lewistown with a six strike out performance over the final two and third innings.
Beaver Springs 15, Strodes Mills 5
BEAVER SPRINGS - Alex Hackenberger and Aaron Sharp combined for a one-hitter Sunday as Beaver Springs downed Strodes Mills, 15-5. The game ended after five innings because of the 10-run rule.
The win moved the Springs into second place, a game and half behind Lewistown. Beaver Springs and Strodes Mills were tied for second going into Sunday's game.
Hackenberger went four innings and gave up three runs on one hit. The 14-year-old struck out five and walked two. Aaron Sharp finished as he walked three and gave up two runs.
Strodes Mills' Luke Annspacker had his team's only hit, a double to lead off the first inning. All five of Strodes Mills runs scored on Springs' errors.
Hunter Shuff and Tyson Troutman led the Beaver Springs offense with three hits. Shuff had two doubles and drove in three runs. Troutman had one extra-base hit, a double and drove in five runs. Ty Ross, Adrian Martin and Josh Zimmerman each had two hits. Ross, Martin and Zimmerman each had doubles.
Reedsville 5, McVeytown 4
MCVEYTOWN - Reedsville scored a run in the top of the seventh inning to edge McVeytown, 5-4, on Sunday.
Nate Koller came up with the key base hit in the top of the seventh to knock in the winning run. Will Fox reached on an error and Hunter Walker walked setting up the Koller base hit.
Walker picked up the win in relief. He worked the final four innings, giving up three hits, two runs, striking out three and walking four.
Luke Harshbarger and Carter Spade kept the Reedsville offense in check. Harshbarger, a 14-year-old, went the first five innings as he gave up three hits and four runs.
McVeytown finished with seven hits. Dylan Fleisher was the only multiple hitter for McVeytown with two hits. McVeytown tied the game in the fifth, 4-4, on a Caleb Smith single and could have taken the lead, but Reedsville's Dakoath Schlegel threw a bullet from centerfield to get a McVeytown runner trying to score.
Yeagertown 21, Burnham 1
YEAGERTOWN - On Saturday, Yeagertown scored four times in the first against Reedsville, but didn't come away with a win. On Sunday, Yeagertown scored five times in the first and this time came away with a victory.
Yeagertown pounded out 17 hits including three extra-base as it beat cross-town rival Burnham, 21-1. The game was stopped after three and half innings because of the 10-run rule.
Ty Bodtorf, a rookie, led the Yeagertown offense with four hits including a double and he also drove in three runs.
Nate Earnest followed Bodtorf on the hit parade with three. Chase Fredericks, Ty Hunter, Bo Cherry and Jordan Marshall each had two hits. Fredericks smashed a double and a triple and knocked in five runs.
Burnham scored its lone run in the first inning as Tyler Powell singled and came in on a single from Jarrett Stull.
For Yeagertown manager Fred Zook, it marked his 800th game that he has coached or managed in his 25-year career.
Belleville 10, Belltown 8
BELLTOWN - Belleville scored five runs in the sixth inning to rally for a 10-8 win against Belltown on Sunday.
Belltown led 6-5 going into the top of the sixth, but the Belleville bats came alive as David Walker drove in two runs with a single and Isaac Maclay and Kyle Harshbarger each had RBI base hits.
Harshbarger led the Belleville attack with three hits. Ross Torquato went the first five innings and picked up the win while Trent Yoder got the save for Belleville.
Belltown had 11 hits with Blayz Shartzer leading the way with four hits including three doubles. In fact, it was a two-run double by Shartzer in the seventh inning that drew Belltown to within two runs, 10-8.
Zach Hostetler and Gavin Erb each had doubles for Belltown.
Lewistown 15, Burnham 3
BURNHAM - Lewistown scored seven runs in the second inning and cruised to a 15-3 win over Burnham on Saturday. The game was ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
The West only had two hits in the second producing four runs. Isaiah Kearns, who has been red hot during the opening weeks of the season, drilled a two-run single and he was followed by Lucas McKay, who also smashed a two run base hit.
Kearns finished with three hits, while McKay and Peyton Reesman each had two. Reesman had the West's only extra-base hit, an RBI double in the third inning.
McKay started for the West and gave up three runs on three hits in two innings of work. Max Remy finished with three shutout innings as he gave up just two hits.
Tyler Powell was the only multiple hitter for Burnham with two, including a double in the first inning. He later scored on a wild pitch. Burnham put together two singles in a row in the second as Jarrett Stull and Noah Hannon each had RBI singles. Bruce Laughlin had a Burnham's only other extra-base hit a double in the fourth inning.
Reedsville 10, Yeagertown 5
YEAGERTOWN - Yeagertown jumped off to a 4-0 lead in the first inning but Reedsville's Dakoath Schlegel came in and slammed the door with one out and then watched him team pull out a 10-5 win on Saturday.
Schlegel finished the first and didn't give up a run in his four and two-thirds innings of work. Cade Attick closed out the game for Reedsville as the rookie allowed one run and one hit.
Yeagertown scored its runs on four hits in the first inning as Chase Fredericks, Bo Cherry and Devon Ammerman all doubled and Ty Hunter singled.
But, from that point on Schlegel and Attick were in control of the game.
Reedsville finished with eight hits and broke open a 4-4 tie in the sixth with five runs. In the inning. Yeagertown gave up a hit batter, two walks, committed an error and gave up three hits, including two triples to Schlegel and Jared Michaels.
Attick and Michaels were the only Reedsville player with multiple hits.
Strodes Mills 6, Belltown 5
LEWISTOWN - Strodes Mills scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday to edge Belltown, 6-5.
Dylan Pandel led off the eighth by being hit by a pitch. Luke Amspakcer walked and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Andrew Larson then hit grounder in the infield that was misplayed, which scored the winning run.
Belltown held the lead for most of the game until the seventh. Leading 5-3 going into the bottom of the seventh, Strodes Mills rallied for two runs to tie the game. The big hit came from Nate Fortson, who smashed a two-run, two-out single to tie the game.
Fotson finished with three hits and drove in three runs. Kevin Cahill finished with two hits as Strodes Mills had eight hits for the game.
Belltown also had eight hits as it was led by Tyler Lefevre, who had three hits including two doubles. Blayz Shartzer had two hits for Belltown with his final one being a double in the seventh inning. Ross Underhill doubled in a run in the first inning.
Strodes Mills closer, Derrick Kepner, picked up the win as he pitched the final four innings and only allowed one run on one hit. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter, although he did hit one.
Milroy 12, McVeytown 2
MILROY - Milroy's Drew Hannon hit his second home run in the last three games helping Milroy to its third straight win on Saturday as it beat McVeytown, 12-2. The game ended after five innings due to the 10 run rule.
Hannon's home run came in the third inning when Milroy broke the game open with eight runs taking a 9-2 lead.
Milroy opened the third with three-straight singles from John Harshbarger, Jacob Walters and Trevor Bulick. Bulick's single knocked in two runs and then Graham Rhoades followed with a walk and then Hannon's blast cleared the bases.
Rhoades pitched a complete game as he struck out seven, walked two and gave up four hits.
Milroy backed Rhoades with 14 hits. Hannon finished with three hits including a double to go along with his home run. Jared Soles, Walters and Harshbarger each had two hits. One of Soles' hits was a triple.
Lucas Harshbarger and Jonathan Boozel each had doubles for McVeytown.
Beaver Springs 17, Belleville 7
BEAVER SPRINGS - Beaver Springs scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning ending the game against Belleville on Saturday, 17-7, due to the 10-run rule.
The Springs pounded out 18 hits with Hunter Shuff leading the way with a double and a triple. Ty Ross and Tyson Troutman each had three hits, while Aaron Sharp and Josh Zimmerman each had two.
Adrian Martin picked up the win with three innings of work. Alex Hackenberg closed out the game for Beaver Springs.
Martin and Hackenberg limited Belleville to seven hits. Joe Cox had Belleville's only extra-base hit, a double.