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Flashback – West End gets leveled by talented MC 13s bats

y Kenny Varner

BELLEVILLE -They made it look easy.
After rolling through regional play and state competition, the Mifflin County 13-year old Babe Ruth All-Stars continued to dominate offensively defeating West End 14-2 in a 5-inning contest.
Picking up the win and going the distance on the mound was Brian Yetter. Yetter helped his own cause with a long drive over the right field fence.
Teammate Colby Bodtorf picked up a round tripper the hard way in an old fashioned inside the park home run.
Things got off to a shaky start as the home team had to battle out of a bases loaded no out situation with just one run scored.
Trailing by one, Mifflin County wasted little time in tying and then moving ahead as it went into its own bottom of the inning.
Bodtorf got things going with a lead off double.
Yetter reached base as he hit a blooper into shallow left field.
With runners on first and second, Bryson Hassinger loaded the bases on a simple base on balls.
Ethan Eichhorn, who was 3-for-3 on the afternoon, picked up a 2RBI single, giving MC the lead.
Both Casey Conner and Cole Schlegel kept the rally going posting RBI singles of their own to up its lead to 4-1.
Bryce Donson followed with a single into centerfield.
With one out, Marshall Maidens bounced into an RBI fielders’ choice to clear the bases and increase the lead for his team.
In his second time batting in the inning, Bodtorf hit one to the right field line and was able to blaze his way around the bases, ending the scoring as 8-1.
After holding West End at bay in the second, Mifflin County added four more runs in the bottom of the inning to put the score at 12-1 before West End knew what hit them.
In the bottom of the third, Yetter smacked an offering deep deep over the fence in right field, upping the lead once again. This time MC led 13-2.
In the bottom of the fourth Mifflin County picked up RBI from Jayden Jackson and a West End miscue, ended the scoring at 14-2.
Mifflin County’s defense was up for the challenge to end the game early in the fifth and allowed just four batters in West Ends last at-bats.
Mifflin County will now head to New York later this month to battle in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

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