MILROY - Mifflin County's Hunter Shuff has already put his name into the Mifflin County record book as a 13-year-old when he had six hits in one game, a league record. And he is one of just three players to have four or more hits in at least two games.
On Sunday, Shuff tried to get his name into the record book again as he took a no-hitter against Gettysburg into the fourth inning.
But, with two outs, Jacob Sharrah doubled and the no-hit bid was over.
Sentinel photo by TIM SHUMAKER
Mifflin County’s Max Remy, right, slides into second base ahead of the throw to Gettysburg’s Jorden Trostel Sunday during the District 7 Babe Ruth baseball tournament in Milroy.
However that didn't stop Shuff from picking up the win as he finished the fourth before giving way to Blaise Roush.
The first round game between Mifflin County and Gettysburg ended after five innings with Mifflin County winning, 10-0.
Mifflin County will again play Gettysburg tonight at 7:30 p.m. and if it wins, it will take the district title and move on to the state tournament in Williamsport starting July 19.
Shuff struck out seven, walked one and gave up the one double. Roush had a 1-2-3 inning to close out the game.
"We were very well prepared coming into this game," said Bernie Howard, the Mifflin County manager. "Hunter Shuff pitched an outstanding game. He only gave up the one hit and we played a solid defensive game behind him. Overall, it was a win with the emphasis on the whole team."
Mifflin County had eight hits with five of those going for extra-bases. In the first inning, Shuff, who finished with two hits, smashed a two-run triple. Mifflin County led after the first inning, 4-0.
In the second it was the same as the first as Mifflin County scored four more times. Lucas McKay had a run scoring double and Drew Hannon also smashed a double and later scored on a single from Jared Michaels.
Mifflin County finished its scoring in the third as Shuff and Aaron Snook hit back-to-back doubles. Snook later scored on a back end of a double steal.
Notes: It marked the 34th win by a 15-year-old team in District 7 openers......Mifflin County has a 34-5 record in those games .......Since 2010, this marked the ninth time that this class (2012) has scored 10 or more runs in a game. As 13-year-olds, they did it five times and accomplished the feat three times as 14-year-olds.