LEWISTOWN - There remains one big game on the schedule of the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League as the season winds down.
Tonight in Beaver Springs, Reedsville closes out its season. The Springs (19-6) has a half game lead on Reedsville (19-7). With a win, Beaver Springs can wrap up second place.
Both teams won on Tuesday as Beaver Springs outscored Milroy, 12-1, and Reedsville kept rolling with a 15-2 win over Belltown.
In other action Tuesday night, Lewistown, the 2012 league champion, beat Strodes Mills, 8-2; Belleville turned the tide on Yeagertown, 13-3; and McVeytown downed Burnam, 16-1.
Strodes Mills 2
LEWISTOWN - The winning streak continues for the West. Lewistown won its 47th straight game Tuesday and improved to 26-0 this season with an 8-2 win over Strodes Mills.
Lucas McKay and Blaise Roush combined for a two hitter with McKay getting the win as he went five innings. McKay struck out six, walked four and gave up one hit. Roush finished with two strike outs, a walk and giving up a hit.
McKay also had a big day for the West with three hits including two doubles. Teague Miller also finished with two hits and knocked in three runs.
The West only led 3-2 going into the fifth inning, but Miller came up big with a two run single. Trent Hidlay, a 13-year-old, drove in the West's other run in the fifth.
Both of Strodes Mills' hits came off the bat of Kevin Cahill, who had a single and a double.
Beaver Springs 12, Milroy 1
BEAVER SPRINGS - The last time Milroy traveled to Beaver Springs it pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season.
But on Tuesday night, it was a different story.
Alex Hackenberg pitched a four hitter as Beaver Springs won going away, 12-1 in five innings.
Hackenberg struck out six and walked seven in the victory.
The Springs put together a 13-hit attack as Hunter Shuff had three hits including two doubles. Hackenberg, Tyson Troutman and Travis Zechman each had two. Hackenberg and Andrew Bishop each had doubles.
Jacob Walters had two of the four Milroy hits. His single in the fifth was followed by a Matt Lutz triple that scored Milroy's lone run. Milroy's other hit came from Drew Hannon.
The win was No. 99 for Beaver Springs manager Scott Wright.
Reedsville 15, Belltown 2
MILROY - Reedsville had one big inning on Tuesday and it was enough to help it beat Belltown, 15-2 in five innings.
Reedsville only led 5-1 after two innings, but scored 11 times in the third to take a commanding lead.
While the Reedsville bats were pounding the ball, rookie hurler Cade Attick was on the mound holding down the Belltown offense. Attick picked up the win with three innings of work. He gave up four walks, struck out one and gave up two hits. Keenan Walker closed out the game for Reedsville with two innings of work.
Reedsville pounded out 14 hits with Jared Michaels leading the way with three. One of Michaels' hits was a triple. Dakotah Schlegel and Keenan Walker each had two with one of Schlegel's going for a double. Reedsville's only other extra-base hit was by Dalton Sinkus, who doubled.
Belltown's hits, all singles, came from Drew Underhill, Tyler Lefevre and Keith Corson.
Belleville 13, Yeagertown 3
BELLEVILLE - The score between Belleville and Yeagertown Tuesday night was 13-3. That was the same score between the two teams on May 30.
But there was a difference. On May 30, Yeagertown won. On Tuesday night, it was Belleville.
Ross Torquato and Trent Yoder combined for a three hitter. Torquato went three innings and struck out five and walked none. In his three innings of work, he didn't allow a hit. Yoder closed out the game with two strike outs, two walks and gave up three hits.
Belleville scored five times in the second to take a commanding 7-0 lead. In that inning, Yeagertown walked two and had three errors. The only hit in the inning came from Tyler Bedelyon.
In the sixth, Belleville wrapped up the game by scoring three times. Joe Cox started the big inning with a double. Tyler Skipper and Torquato drew walks before Garrett Fultz had a two-run single. David Walker ended the game with an RBI base hit.
Nate Earnest had two of the three Yeagertown hits including a double. Bo Cherry had Yeagertown's only other hit, a single.
The win for Belleville and Milroy's loss to Beaver Springs clinched fourth place for Belleville.
McVeytown 16, Burnham 1
BURNHAM - McVeytown's Carter Spade tossed a two-hitter Tuesday night and was backed by a 12-hit attack as McVeytown beat Burnham, 16-1 in five innings.
McVeytown closed out its regular season by winning seven of its last 11 games. It started the season 0-16.
Spade struck out six and walked three. The only hits for Burnham came in the second as Jarrett Stull tripled and Jeremy Studon singled in the fifth.
Burnham scored its lone run in the fourth as Domonic Kirchoff walked and later scored on a fielder's choice.
McVeytown's first inning had a Harshbarger feel to it. Lucas Harshbarger singled and later scored on a wild pitch. Drew Harshbarger knocked in a run with a base hit and Harlee Harshbarger had a two-run single. When the dust cleared, McVeytown was in front 4-0.
In the second inning, McVeytown made it a 7-0 score. Drew Harshbarger singled home a run and the other two came home on an error and a ground out.
However, the excitement for McVeytown was just beginning as it got out the long ball to close out the game.
In the third inning, Lucas Harshbarger smashed a two run homer and in the fifth, Caleb Smith had a three-run slam.
Lucas and Drew Harshbarger each had three hits and Harlee Harshbarger finished with two. Spade chipped in with a double in the third inning.