BURNHAM - As the days grow longer, the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League schedule gets shorter.
Belleville increased its lead over Reedsville to a game as it beat Burnham 18-2 on Monday in a game shortened by the 10-run rule.
Belleville now has a 21-3 record, while Reedsville is in at 19-3. The Reedsville-Strodes Mills game was rained out after four innings. Reedsville led 13-8, but the game will have to be replayed. Belleville has three games remaining and Reedsville has five.
Belleville pounded out 13 hits with three of them going for extra bases: Kyle Peachey had a double, Caleb Yoder smashed a triple and Eddie Hamman smacked a three run homer in the fifth inning.
Peachey and Isaac Maclay each had three hits, while Jake Yoder and Joey Taptich each had two.
Peachey picked up the win with three innings of work. He struck out four, walked one and gave up two hits. Jake Yoder closed out the fourth and fifth.
Burnham finished with six hits as two rookies provided the Burnham power as Gavin Vega had two hits and Drew Westover smacked a triple.
Yeagertown 7, McVeytown 2
YEAGERTOWN - Yeagertown's Isaac Matthews got the win for Yeagertown on the mound and the Yeagertown manager went into league's record books.
Matthews, a 13-year-old, went five innings as he stopped McVeytown, 7-2. The game was halted after five innings due to rain.
The win for manager Yeagertown Fred Zook was his 505th and moved him into second place ahead of the late Bob Reigle of Reedsville. Reigle, who managed from 1968-1997, finished with a record of 504-243.
Matthews gave up five hits, struck out three and walked three. He gave up four singles and a triple to Justin Rodkey. Alec King, Dylan Goss, Evan Mock and Avery Haubrick each had singles for McVeytown.
Yeagertown, which had eight hits, had three multiple hitters in Kaegan Matthews, Ty Bodtorf and Christian Rothrock. Bodtorf and Rothrock each had doubles.
Lewistown 9, Beaver Springs 7
BEAVER SPRINGS - Lewistown held on for a 9-7 win over Beaver Springs and in the process it now holds a game lead for fourth place. Both teams entered Monday's game tied at 13-9.
Marcus Donahey, a 14-year-old, picked up the victory with five innings of work when the game was called due to rain.
It marked the second time thaty Donahey has beaten the Springs; he won the first outing between the two teams back on April 27, 15-1.
Donahey had seven strike outs, gave up seven hits and walked five.
The West backed Donahey with 12 hits and five players had at least two, Trent Hidlay, Hunter Amrhein, Garret Treaster, Tristan Bonilla and Donahey. Treaster and Donahey each had doubles.
Beaver Springs had two players with multiple hits, Colby Kreider and rookie Jeremy Kratzer.
Belltown 8, Milroy 1
MILROY - Belltown's Ross Underhill and Levi Sherwood combined for a no-hitter in an 8-1 win against Milroy. The game was stopped after five innings due to rain.
Underhill went three innings, struck out one and walked one. Sherwood finished with two innings of work as he struck out two and walked just one.
Milroy scored its lone run in the fifth inning as Aaron Rhoades walked and Hunter Kuhns and Braden Kibe reached on errors and Rhoades scored.
Belltown had nine hits with Underhill and Sherwood each getting two.
The win for Belltown gives it a 17-8 record and it has a two game lead over Lewistown (14-9) for third place.