YEAGERTOWN - Although Lewistown has wrapped up the 2012 Mifflin County Babe Ruth championship, there are still plenty of games remaining in the final week of the season.
Games involving the second and third place teams came down to the seventh inning on Monday. Beaver Springs, the second place team, scored two runs in the top of the seventh to edge Yeagertown, 10-9.
Meanwhile, a few miles away, second place Reedsville had to score a run in the top of the seventh to get by Burnham 11-10.
Beaver Springs 10,
YEAGERTOWN - Things haven't gone to well for Beaver Springs over the last 10 days. The Springs had dropped four of its last six games.
It looked like Yeagertown was about to add to the woes of the Snyder County team as it led 9-8 going into the top of the seventh.
But Beaver Springs scored two runs on no hits and then had Hunter Shuff come in and shut down Yeagertown in the bottom of the seventh for a 10-9 win.
Chase Fredericks, the Yeagertown starter, opened the seventh and after a fly ball and a walk, Yeagertown went to its 13-year-old ace, Ty Bodtorf.
Tyson Troutman drew the walk off of Fredericks. Troutman later scored on an overthrow to tie the game at nine.
But this time Bodtorf ran into some problems. After he struck out the first man he faced for out two, Josh Zimmerman reached on an error. Walks to Travis Zechman and Joe Mattern loaded the bases and then another Yeagertown overthrow and Zimmerman scored the winning run.
Shuff had an easy seventh as he retired Yeagertown 1-2-3 with no balls hit out of the infield.
Yeagertown trailed early 5-0. But rallied for three runs in the first inning. Bodtorf had the key hit, a two-run single. Ty Hunter started the comeback with a double to lead off the game.
Beaver Springs made it an 8-3 score, but Yeagertown just kept chipping away until it got the lead in the fifth.
Yeagertown scored a single run in the second and put three more on the board in the third as Hunter drove in two runs with a base hit.
Jordan Marshall, a rookie, singled home a run in the fourth making it 8-7. Yeagertown took the lead in the fifth with two runs as one scored on an errant throw and the other on a sacrifice fly from Bodtorf.
Ty Ross started for Beaver Springs and went five innings. Adrian Martin threw a scoreless sixth, setting up the comeback and the Shuff save.
Beaver Springs finished with 11 hits with Adrian Martin, Tyler Martin, Shuff and Ross each getting two. Shuff tripled in the first, while Alex Sharp doubled in the third.
Bo Cherry and Hunter each had two hits for Yeagertown.
Reedsville 11, Burnham 10
BURNHAM - The last time Reedsville and Burnham met, Reedsville pulled out a win in the seventh inning by scoring seven times.
On Monday, Reedsville pulled out another win against Burnham as it scored a run in the top of the seventh for an 11-10 win.
Burnham jumped off to a 4-0 lead in the first inning as Tyler Powell smashed a two-run homer.
Hunter Walker started for Reedsville, but only recorded one out before being relieved by Dakotah Schlegel. Schlegel then went the distance to get the victory. He gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out eight. Walker gave up four hits before he was taken out.
Walker did lead Reedsville with three hits including a two-run homer in the third inning. Schlegel also had a two-run home run blast in the fifth. Jared Michaels and Matt Wagoner each had two hits. Keenan Walker had Reedsville's other extra-base hit, a triple.
Jack Packer led the Burnham offense with three hits, including a double. Jordan Wolfkill and Powell each had two hits and both players had doubles.
Burnham tied the game in the bottom of the seventh as Packer doubled down the first base line and scored on a base hit by a rookie, Tanner Taylor.
Reedsville's got its winning run in the seventh as Keenan Walker reached on an error, moved to third on a ground out by Brandon Fultz and scored on an error when Will Fox reached first.
Lewistown 11, Belltown 2
BELLTOWN - Lewistown got two two-run homers and a three-hit pitching performance from a trio of pitchers as the 2012 champions remained undefeated with an 11-2 win on Monday. The game was stopped after six innings due to darkness.
Lucas McKay and Blaise Roush each had two-run blasts for the West. Lewistown pounded out 10 hits in the win.
Max Remy, Aaron Snook, Teague Miller and Roush each had two hits. Remy had the West 's only other extra-base hit, a double.
Remy, McKay and Roush combined for the three-hitter with Remy getting the win. He worked the first four innings.
Belltown got hits from Gavin Erb, Tyler Lefevre and Levi Sherwood. Lefevre doubled home a run in the fourth.
Belleville 11, McVeytown 8
MCVEYTOWN - Belleville scored 11 runs in just two innings and then held off McVeytown for an 11-8 win on Monday.
It marked Belleville's third win in a row, which is the Big Valley club's longest winning streak of the year.
The win for Belleville was its 14th and assured it of a winning season.
Belleville used four pitchers to get the victory. Trent Yoder got the win with three innings of work. Philip Yoder went the next two innings and Zach Stauffer pitched into the seventh. However, Belleville used its ace, Ross Torquato, to get the save as he struck out the side to end the game.
Belleville scored all of its runs in the third and fourth innings. In the third, Belleville scored seven times and added four more runs in the fourth.
David Walker, Tyler Bedelyon, a 13-year-old, and Torquato each had two hits. Walker had Belleville's only extra-base hit, a double in the fourth.
McVeytown had seven hits with Drew Harshbarger getting three. Carter Spade was the only other multiple hitter for McVeytown as he had two with a double.
Milroy 9, Strodes Mills 4
MILROY - Milroy assured that it would have a winning season on Monday with a 9-4 win over Strodes Mills.
Milroy is now 14-12 and the win snapped a two-game losing streak. It has one game remaining in the regular season.
Barron Vogt went the distance for Milroy as he struck out six, walked two and gave up nine hits.
Milroy had 12 hits with Jacob Walters and Matt Lutz each getting three. Both Walters and Lutz each had extra-base hits and they came in the fourth inning when Milroy scored five runs and broke a 3-3 tie.
Walters doubled, while Lutz tripled. Lutz had three RBIs. Milroy had five hits in the fourth along with two walks. It scored the five runs despite a double play by Strodes Mills.
Gage Boreman, a rookie, was the only other player to get multiple hits for Milroy as he had two.
Strodes Mills had nine hits with three players getting two each, Andrew Larson, Derrick Kepner and Kevin Cahill.