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Belleville tops Rothrock for BV Major Super Series title

Photos by Kathy Reed

By Kenny Varner

MILROY – And then there were two.

The Big Valley Little League held its annual Super Series championship Wednesday night with the Belleville Braves facing off against Rothrock Eagles at Milroy’s baseball/softball complex.

At stake, the right to be called Big Valley Super Series Champion of 2024.

The night belonged to the Braves as they took the contest 6-1 to take home the victory.

Offensively, Belleville was led by Micah Matthews who finished with two hits on the afternoon.

Picking up RBIs for the Braves were Isaac Sharp with two RBIs, Caleb Peachey and Keegan Swarey.

Picking up the win for Belleville was Kaden Peachey.

The trio of Braves pitchers, Kaden Peachey, Caleb Peachey and Mason Matthews combined to throw a two -hitter.

Picking up the hits for the Eagles were Quincy Scheffel and Carter Long. Scheffel also picked up the lone RBI for Rothrock.

After a scoreless first inning, Belleville played their first runs in the bottom of the second, giving them a 3-0 advantage.

with one out, Conner Donovan singled but was forced out on a Gage Geisinger fielders’ choice. He then stole second.

Caleb Peachey followed with a walk.  (1st/3d/ score (2-0)

Keegan Swarey posted the first RBi of the night as he singled, scoring  Geisinger.

Teammate Isaac Sharp sent a laser 2RBI single into centerfield, upping it to a 3-0 advantage.

Both defenses held tough in the third inning.

But in the fourth, the Braves added to its lead.

Gabe Clark led things off with single just over 1B. He moved around to second on a wild pitch and then third on a Donovan fielders choice that he beat out.

Geisinger kept the rally going with a walk.

Caleb Peachey picked up an RBI on a fielders choice, upping it to a 4-0 advantage. Keegan Swarey added an RBI after hustling out an infield hit. Swarey later stole home, making it a 6-0 advantage going into the fifth.

Rothrock refused to go down without a fight as they rallied in the sixth, thanks to an RBI single by Quincy Scheffel, making the final score a 6-1 contest.

In the battle for third place, Blue Rock defeated Yeagertown.

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