BEAVER SPRINGS - It was all about the Springs this weekend in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.
On Saturday, Beaver Springs hosted Belleville and lost, 7-4. Then on Sunday it split a double header with McVeytown and Reedsville on the road.
The Springs beat McVeytown 13-6 and then fell to Reedsville in the nightcap, 7-4.
Today will feature the third and last showdown of the regular season between the two top teams, Lewistown (16-1) and Yeagertown (13-4). The game is to be played at 6 p.m. in Yeagertown.
Reedsville 7, Beaver Springs 4
MILROY - The rookies are at again for Reedsville.
Davis Wagner, a 13-year-old, came up with a clutch single in the bottom of the fifth on Sunday to help his team to a 7-4 victory over Beaver Springs.
Aaron Kanagy, another rookie, opened the inning with a single. Cade Attick followed with a walk. Jake Spickler reached on a fielder's choice as Kanagy was erased at third base.
Carson King, another rookie, walked and then Wagner delivered his key base hit. King later scored on a wild pitch making it a 7-4 margin.
Attick, the 14-year-old veteran, then came in to close the last two innings for Reedsville. He allowed one hit, a single from Jordan Wise, no runs and struck out three.
The Springs jumped out on top in the first as Aaron Sharp scored on a ground out by Andrew Bishop.
Reedsville tied the game, 1-1, as Spickler drove home Will Fox with a base hit.
In the third, Reedsville went ahead, 4-1, on just one hit, a lead-off single by Fox. Reedsville was aided by two Beaver Springs errors and a wild pitch.
The Springs tied it in the top of the fourth, 4-4, as it took advantage of three Reedsville walks and three wild pitches. Alex Hackenberg opened the inning with a single, stole second and advanced to third and home on two wild pitches.
Ashton Martin walked and later scored on a Tyler Martin sacrifice fly. Zach Strawser scored Beaver Springs' final run as he walked, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and came home on the wild pitch of the inning.
Hackenberg was the only player for either side with multiple hits as he had two, including a double in the fifth.
Beaver Springs 13, McVeytown 6
McVEYTOWN - Beaver Springs' Andrew Bishop and Zane Leister combined for five hits in the first three innings Sunday as the Springs beat McVeytown, 13-6.
Leister had three hits in the first three innings as he drove in a run and scored two. Bishop drove in four runs as he had a two-run single in the first and a two-run double in the second.
The Springs jumped out to a 9-0 lead after two innings and was ahead 10-3 after three.
Zach Strawser had a double in the first inning and Tyler Martin, who finished with two hits, singled in a run in the second. Martin's second hit was a double in the fourth inning.
Beaver Springs used three pitchers, Bishop, who got the win, Baily Hetrick and Ashton Martin combined for a four hitter.
Bishop pitched into the third, but needed help from Hetrick. With runners on first and second and the score at 10-3, with one out Hetrick closed the door with a double play ground out. In fact, the Beaver Springs defense turned three double plays in the game.
When Hetrick ran into trouble in the sixth, Martin finished the sixth and had a 1-2-3 seventh.
McVeytown scored three times in the third as Noah Fisher opened the inning with a double. Lucas Harshbarger reached first on a third strike passed ball. Derick Cross had an RBI single and Harshbarger scored on a passed ball. The third run of the inning came home on a Springs error.
Colton Fultz had an RBI single in the fifth for McVeytown and in the sixth, Justin Rodkey drew a bases-loaded walk. Cody Pecht knocked in the final run on a fielder's choice.
Belleville 7, Beaver Springs 4
BEAVER SPRINGS - This has been an up and down year for Belleville.
For instance this past week, Belleville had a down game against Milroy losing 4-1 on Monday. Then on Wednesday, Belleville was up as it beat second place Yeagertown, 8-3.
On Thursday, it was a down day again as Belleville dropped a 15-12 game to Strodes Mills.
On Saturday, Belleville had an up day. The Big Valley boys beat Beaver Springs, 7-4.
And this past week was just about normal for Belleville as it is 9-9 heading into final month of the season.
Belleville used three pitchers on Saturday to hold the Beaver Springs bats to four hits. Kyle Peachey, a rookie, got the start and he threw three shutout innings. He gave up one hit, no walks and struck out four.
Philip Yoder threw the middle innings (fourth and fifth) and he gave up three runs on three hits. He struck out two.
Eddie Hammon closed out the victory for Belleville by giving up a run on no hits, a walk and striking out three.
Belleville got off to a fast start as it scored twice in the first inning. Trent Yoder walked and Isaac Maclay doubled him home. Maclay moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a throwing error.
In the third, the Big Valley crew made it 4-0 as Trent Yoder walked and this time Maclay ripped a triple. Maclay then came home on a sacrifice fly.
Belleville added three insurance runs in the sixth as Joe Taptich and Tyler Bedelyon drew back-to-back walks. Trent Yoder moved both runners up with a sacrifice bunt. Taptich later scored on a wild pitch and Bedelyon came home on Maclay's third extra-base hit of the game, a double. Maclay later scored on a base hit from Peachey.
Beaver Springs scored twice in the fourth as Aaron Sharp and Andrew Bishop had back-to-back doubles. Sharp later scored on an error and Ashton Martin knocked home Bishop with a single.
The Springs squeezed home a run in the fifth as Alex Sweigart reached on an error, stole second, moved to third on another Belleville miscue and scored on a squeeze play from Bailey Hetrick.
Sharp scored Beaver Springs' final run in the sixth as he walked and came around on two throwing errors by Belleville.
Centre County Men's League
Philipsburg-Osceola 18, Milroy 7 (6 innings)
MILROY - The Milroy Coyotes put up seven runs to their eight hits Sunday when they hosted Philipsburg-Osceola in Centre County Men's League action, but despite the Coyotes' strong effort the visitors collected twice as many hits in the 18-7 Milroy loss.
"Philipsburg's a pretty rounded team. They're pretty rounded all around. They don't make mistakes and throw the ball away," Milroy coach Danny Knepp said.
Milroy was paced offensively by Tim Beck, who had a double and two RBIs in his 2-for-3 night. Hayden Snook took the loss from the mound.
Milroy (2-6) will travel to Clarence Tuesday.
Lemont 6, Lewistown 5
LEMONT - Lewistown was tied 5-5 with Lemont in Centre County Men's League action Sunday, but the Ducks drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh for the 6-5 win.
Cy Treaster and Andy Georgeson each had two hits for the Predators. Georgeson also had two RBIs.
Lewistown (3-2) hosts Philipsburg-Osceola Tuesday.