STATE COLLEGE - Big Valley was able to score a run in the top of the sixth to tie its District 5 Southern Tier 9-10 tournament game against State College American Thursday in State College.
But the excitement from the locals was shortlived. State College was able to match that one run in the bottom of the inning to take the win 7-6 and knock Big Valley out of the tournament.
Each team scored a trio of runs in the first inning. Big Valley's Blaine Davis crushed a double off the wall in right to score Colby Bodtorf. Kaden Milliron then singled to score Wyatt Garver before Cole Knable smoked a single that plated Davis.
State College also scored three in the first. But Big Valley answered with one in the third and fourth. Milliron had an RBI single in the third and the work of Bodtorf got the locals another run in the fourth. He single, stole second and moved to third on a passed ball before Garver drove him home.
In the sixth, Davis had a two-out single to start a rally. Knable was able to single to score Davis later in the inning to tie the game. With the bases loaded, Big Valley lined out to the pitcher to end the inning.
Unfortunately for Big Valley, State College plated a run in the seventh to claim the win and end Big Valley's season.
With the win, State College American will travel to Mifflin County Saturday at 6 p.m.
Bellefonte 4, Mifflin County 2
BELLEFONTE - Mifflin County lost its first game of the District 5 9-10 Southern Tier baseball tournament with a 4-2 decision at the hands of Bellefonte.
After winning the first two games of the tournament by a combined scored of 23-8, the locals were held to only two runs against Bellefonte. Mifflin County beat Marion Walker 13-5 and then took down State College National by a score of 10-3.
Mifflin County will host State College American Saturday at 6 p.m.
Centre County League
Spring Mills 14,
Mifflin County 8
MILROY - Spring Mills belted three home runs en route to a 14-8 win over Mifflin County in Centre County League baseball action Thursday.
Not to be outdone by Spring Mills' long balls, Mifflin County had two for itself. Kalen Gearhart and Cameron Rhodes each hit dingers that carried over the fence. Gearhart and Rhodes were each 2-for-4 on the day.
The home team took the lead, 3-2, in the second inning with Rhodes' home run. But from that point it was all Spring Mills.
Four runs in the fourth and another five in the seventh finished Mifflin County.