LEWISTOWN–Burnham got off to a shaky beginning in the Mifflin County Babe Ruth League with a 4-3 start. Things really went down hill during a four-game losing streak.
But over the last week, Burnham has put things together and is now on a three-game winning streak, including beating second place Lewistown, 10-9, on Monday night.
Burnham pounded out 14 hits and was aided by six Lewistown errors, five of which came in the outfield.
The winners had four players with multple hits. Xavier Smith had three, including an RBI double in the third inning. Burnham’s other batters with two hits were Calin McKnight, Chase Leister, a rookie, and Preston Ettinger.
Burnham led 8-6 going into the top of the sixth and scored twice to give itself a four-run margin. The key hit came from Fletcher Wilson. who drove in the 10th run with a single.
Lewistown made the game close with a three-run sixth. Jayden King and Chase Hartung, a first year player, each had RBI singles. Hartung and King each had two hits. Lewistown finished with six.
Burnham used four pitchers, with Ettinger getting the win. McKnight came in the seventh to pick up the save.
In the outfield, McKnight made two outstanding plays for Burnham.
On defense for Lewistown, Max Yoder (at third base), dove for a ball hit by Gavin Knode taking away a base hit in the sixth.
Belltown 10, McVeytown 9
MCVEYTOWN–Belltown scored nine runs in the last two innings to edge McVeytown, 10-9.
McVeytown led 8-1 going into the top of the sixth, but Belltown scored five times and then added four more runs in the seventh.
Aidan Attivo got the win for Belltown as he finished the third and gave up just two runs over the next three innings. Caden Brumbaugh pitched a scoreless seventh and got the save.
Belltown finished with 10 hits and most of the damage came in the last two innings. Reese Christine smashed a triple in the sixth that helped the visitors pull to within two runs, 8-6.
In the sevnth Belltown came up with four hits as it took the lead for good. JohnPaul Pannizzo and Evan Hosterman each had doubles, while Brumbaugh kept the rally alive with a single. The big blast came from Andrew Cherry, who had a two run triple to put Belltown ahead, 10-9. Brumbaugh and Atttivo each had two hits for Belltown, while Tucker Gill and Mason Krepps each had two hits for McVeytown.
Reedsville 4, Belleville 1
MILROY–Reedsville scored two runs in the third and added two more in the sixth to down Belleville, 4-1.
Aiden Reed went the distance for Reedsville. He struck out nine, walked two and gave up five hits.
Belleville’s Trace Brought also had a good game on the mound. He gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked two.
Reed put Reedsville ahead, 2-1, in the third with a two run single. Easton Zook, a rookie, then clinched the game for Reedsville with a two-run double in the sixth.
Nathan Parkes was Reedsville’s only multiple hitter with two.
A big part of Belleville’s offense came from Hayden Yoder, who had two hits, including a double.