GETTYSBURG - It was almost over before it started.
Mifflin County scored 17 runs in the first inning and then coasted to a 26-1 win over Gettysburg Sunday in the championship game of the District 7 13-year-old tournament.
The win now sends Mifflin County to the state tournament starting on July 18 in Altoona.
Sentinel photo by JEFF?FISHBEIN
Mifflin County's Colby Kreider, right, after successfully stealing third, makes the turn toward home when the ball eluded Gettysburg third baseman Curtis Fouchie in the District 7 13-year old tournament Saturday in Gettysburg.
The victory also continued The Streak for Mifflin County, in which it has won 34 straight district titles. It won the last one contested in 2001 (13-year-olds) and has swept the district for 11 straight years since.
Mifflin County now has won 78 district titles.
Mifflin County's Cade Attick was the winning pitcher as he didn't give up a hit during his four innings of work. He walked one batter, Noah Ayers, and he was erased on a double play. Attick faced only 12 men, striking out six and and the six outs were in the infield.
In the fifth, Mifflin County changed pitchers and Ayers greeted Isaac Maclay with a double. He scored one out later on a base hit from Alex Pirch.
Mifflin County sent 22 men to the plate in the first inning and came away with 12 hits.
Ty Bodtorf had the only extra-base hit of the inning, a three-run double. Jake Spickler was the only other player to have multiple RBIs in the inning with a two-run single.
Two Mifflin County hitters went into the record books as Attick and Bodtorf became the 41st and 42nd players in a game to record at least four hits. Both went 4-for-5.
Both Bodtorf and Attick also had big games driving in runs as Attick had four RBIs and Bodtorf drove in five.
Tyler Martin and Austin Erb each had three hits. Erb had Mifflin County's only extra-base hit, a two-run triple in the fourth. Trent Hidlay was the only other Mifflin County player with multiple hits as he had two, both in the first inning.
For Mifflin County manager, Fred Zook, it also marked another milestone as he now has coached 12 Mifflin County teams to district titles, a record that he holds alone. He was tied with the late Bob Reigle.
"We had an excellent pitched game today," Zook said. "We had timely hitting. Overall it was a good team effort. Both games were well pitched and we played fundamental baseball."
The 17 runs in one inning were the second most by a Mifflin County team, which had been done twice before. The record is 20 by the Mifflin County 13-year-olds in 2010 against Perry County.
Mifflin County 19, Gettysburg 0
GETTYSBURG - For most 13-year-old players it takes awhile to get into the Mifflin County Babe Ruth record book.
For Ty Bodtorf and Jordan Marshall, it took two hours and 10 minutes - and five innings.
Bodtorf tossed the league's 100th shutout in All-Star competition on Saturday in a 19-0 win over Gettysburg. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Bodtorf struck out 10, walked no one and gave up just one hit, a single to Cody Schachle in the second inning. Other then Schachle's hit, no ball left the infield.
Marshall was 4-for-5 and it was just the 40th time that a player had has at least four hits in an All-Star game.
Marshall's first hit came in the first inning as Mifflin County jumped on top, 5-0. With one out, Gage Boreman started the hit barrage with a single. Before the inning was over, Mifflin County had four more hits. Bodtorf tripled in two runs, while Marshall followed with a run-producing double.
It didn't take long for Marshall to score as Damon Jasper ripped the first of his two triples. Jasper, however, failed to score as he was thrown out at home on a passed ball that Gettysburg turned into an out.
Colby Kreider doubled and later scored on an overthrow of third base when he stole third to round out the scoring in the first inning.
Mifflin County added single runs in the second and third. In the third, Mifflin County had three hits as Cade Attick smashed a double, stole third and scored on a passed ball.
Leading 7-0, Mifflin County put the game away in the fourth as it scored eight times on eight hits. Bodtorf had the big blast of the inning as he tripled with the bases loaded. He finished with six RBIs.
Mifflin County had 24 hits and eight players had multiple hits. After the trio of Marshall (4), Bodtorf (3) and Jasper (3) came five players with two apiece: Boreman, Ross Underhill, Jake Spickler, Jonah Kile and Trent Hidlay.
Notes: In the first game, Mifflin County had 12 players with at least one hit and two of those were for extra-bases. Jake Smith and Justin Rodkey each had singles. ... Bodtorf had 11 RBIs in two games. ... The 26 runs in the title game were the fourth most in Mifflin County history. ... The margin of victory in the second game (25 runs) is also the fourth-biggest margin. ... How rare is it when a player gets four or more hits in game? With the three in Gettysburg over the weekend - Marshall, Bodtorf, Attick - it has occured only 42 times in 832 games played by Mifflin County all-stars.