YEAGERTOWN- Reedsville kept its eye on the prize Monday night as it beat Yeagertown, 22-6, to keep pace with Belleville in the race for the top spot in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League.
Belleville maintained its lead over Reedsville with a 20-5 win over McVeytown. Belleville is now 18-2 and Reedsville is a half game out with a 17-2 record.
Reedsville pounded out 19 hits in its lopsided win. The game was over in five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Reedsville led early 5-0 and put the game away with 15 runs in the third inning. Aaron Kanagy, Aaron Wagner and Ryan Walker each had three hits. Kanagy had one of the three Reedsville doubles as the other ones were hit by Cade Pollock and Logan Peachey.
Nate Bargo and Asa Scheffel, who was just called up from the 13-year-old league, each had two hits.
Cade Attick went the first two innings and got the win. He gave up two hits and struck out three.
Yeagertown struck for six runs in the third on four hits. Ty Bodtorf was the only Yeagertown player with two hits and both of those went for doubles.
It was on defense that Yeagertown had trouble as it commtted 11 errors.
Bellevile 20, McVeytown 5
BELLEVILLE - Belleville scored 12 runs combined in the fourth and fifth innings to pull away from McVeytown, 20-5. The game ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Joey Taptich earned the win for Belleville with three innings of work. Taptich went the first three innings. The 14-year-old gave up four hits, walked one and struck out two. Kyle Peachey had one of his best outings of the seasson as he finished the game with five strike outs and two walks.
McVeytown, which was the home team, finished with four hits and one of them left the ball park. Alec King led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run. King finished with two hits. Dylan Goss and Michael Bagrosky each had singles,
Peachey led the way for Belleville with three hits including two triples. Garrette Fultz also smashed a triple. Eddie Hamman, Jared King and Taptich each had two hits with one of Hamman's going for a double.
Burnham 8, Lewistown 6
LEWISTOWN - After losing to Lewistown 40 straight times, Burnham shocked the West for the second straight game winning, 8-6.
On May 29, Burnham beat Lewistown in extra-innings, 12-10, to snap a 40 game losing streak to the West, which was the longest in the 60 year history of the league.
Now, its Burnham that has the winning streak.
Javian Kauffman went the distance for Burnham. The 15-year-old struck out nine, walked three and gave up six hits.
Burnham, which was the home team, scored four in the second to take a 4-2 lead and added four more in the fourth for an 8-3 margin.
A trio of rookies again led the hitting parade for Burnham. Jared Hannon and Drew Westover each had two hits, while Gavin Vega had a perfect night going 3-for-3. Vega and Westover each had doubles.
Trent Hidlay and Kross Todaro each had two hits for Lewistown. Both of Todaro's went for two bases.
Beaver Springs 9, Milroy 4
BEAVER SPRINGS - Beaver Springs scored in every inning but the sixth as it pulled away from Milroy, 9-4.
The win for the Springs gives it a 12-7 record and it battles Belltown (13-8) tonight at 6 p.m. in a home game for third place.
Bailey Hetrick nailed down the win for the Springs with four innings of work. He struck out three, walked two and gave up three hits and just one run. Ethan Richards, the rookie, finished for Beaver Springs giving up just one hit and three runs.
Milroy finished with four hits with Caleb Vega, Jake Smith, Hunter Kuhns and John Retherford each getting singles.
Ashton Martin and Tyler Martin were multiple hitters for Beaver Springs with two each.
There were no extra-base hits in the game.
Belltown 12, Strodes Mills 9
BELLTOWN - It was good to be in the batter's box in the Strodes Mills-Belltown game. The two teams combined for 26 hits with Strodes Mills getting 15, while Belltown had 11.
It was Belltown that won the game on the scoreboard, 12-9.
Ross Underhill pitched the final four innings for Belltown to pick up the victory. He struck out seven and walked three. He came in relief of Tyreen Smalley and Tre Fleck.
Nick Poche was the hitting star for Strodes Mills with three doubles. Austin Haubrick also had three hits including a double. Wyatt Henry, Tyler Rhodes and Drew Williams each had two hits for the Mills' boys and Garret Rhoades added a double.
Levi Sherwood had three hits for Belltown and two of his went for two bases. Austin Erb and Hunter Goss each had two hits.