YEAGERTOWN - Hitting can be contagious.
It was for Yeagertown in the third inning on Friday night as it put together four straight hits and broke open a close game with Belltown. Yeagertown scored three times in the third to take a 4-1 lead and before the night was over left the field with a 14-4 victory in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.
The game was stopped after six innings due to the 10-run rule.
Yeagertown, which finished with 10 hits, started its third inning rally with two outs.
Ty Hunter drew a walk before the hit parade began. Ty Bodtorf followed with a single. Jordan Marshall backed Bodtorf up with a two run double. Tate Harpster doubled home Marshall. Then, Chris Rothrock singled before Isaiah Knepp grounded out to end the inning.
Bodtorf had three hits including a three run triple in the fifth. Harpster was the only other Yeagertown player with multiple hits as he had two.
Belltown aided the Yeagertown offense as three pitchers gave up nine walks and the Belltown defense committed three errors.
Nate Earnest and Hunter combined for a six hitter for Yeagertown. Alex Smith and Austin Erb each had doubles and Erb's came in the fifth inning as a pinch hitter. Tyler Lefevre had a two out, two-run single in the fifth cutting the Yeagertown lead to 6-4.
Lewistown 18, Burnham 3
LEWISTOWN - Lewistown's Damon Jasper and Thomas Remy, a rookie, combined for a four hitter Friday night as the West beat Burnham, 18-3. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
The win now gives Lewisown a 6-0 record and it will host Beaver Springs at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Springs is 2-0 and will play Milroy today at 7 p.m.
Jasper picked up the win with three innings of work. He struck out four, walked two and gave up just one hit. Remy closed the game as he gave up three hits and one walk.
Lewistown pounded out 14 hits with Isaiah Kearns leading the way with three hits. Kearns also drove in three runs.
Jasper also had a big night with the bat getting two doubles, while Peyton Reesman also finished with two hits. Rookie Marcus Donahey drove in two runs and Manny Eby led off the game with a double.
Tyler Powell had two of the four hits for Burnham.
Strodes Mills 11,
MCVEYTOWN - Strodes Mills snapped a four game losing streak on Friday night as it stopped McVeytown, 11-7.
Strodes Mills jumped out to a 8-1 lead after three innings, before McVeytown made a comeback with five runs in the fourth inning.
Andrew Larson pitched four plus innings to pick up the win. He gave up seven hits, struck out two and walked two. Drew Williams, a rookie, finished the fourth for Strodes Mills and had two scoreless innings in the fifth and sixth.
Andrew Bernstein, Nick Smith, Dylan Pandel and Larson each had two hits for Strodes Mills. Bernstein had the winner's only extra-base hit, a double.
Derick Cross led the McVeytown offense as the rookie had three hits. Noah Fisher and Lucas Harshbarger each chipped in with two. Riley Taylor and Harshbarger each had doubles for McVeytown.