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Instant Classic:Mifflin County Eagles 9s battle back from 6-2 to notch victory

Off to a great start!

The Mifflin County Eagles 9-year olds rallied back from a 6-2 deficit to score five six of the last seven runs to pull out a 8-7 victory Sunday morning at Yeagertown Cal Ripken complex over Clinton County.

Courter Foltz and Brycen Watton led the way offensively posting a 2-hit apiece effort.

Foltz also posted a 2 RBI morning.

Watton would have the clutch hit of the contest as he roped a 2-out triple in the fifth and then scored on a wild pitch, putting the Eagles up for good, 8-7.

Others picking up hits for Mifflin County were Jacob Litwin, Brody Hack and Max Travitz.

Pitchers Hack and Ean Walters took care of the last two innings to solidify the win.

Going into the bottom of the fifth tied at seven, the Eagles picked up two quick outs.

However, Watton blasted a mammoth shot to deep right field and hustled all the way to third to keep the inning alive.

With Foltz at the plate, Watton took to home on a Clinton County wild pitch, giving them the lead into the final stanza.

In the top of the sixth, Clinton County was handcuffed by Walter’s pitching as he took down 3-of-4 in the inning to clinch the victory.

Clinton County opened years contest by posting 2 early runs.

Courter Fronk led things off with a 1-out walk and was followed by a single by Landon Hill.

Fronk scored on a fielder’s choice by Bryan Rote.

Hill scored to put the hammers up 2-0. He would hit home on an RBI single by Evan Brungard.

But the lead would only be temporary as the Eagles battled back in the bottom of inning.

Hack doubled to get things off and running for the home team.

He moved to third on a Watton single to left.

Foltz plates the first run on a infield single, cutting it to 2-1.

Zach Blessing knotted things at two on a single of his own.

Clinton County stretched things out in the second and third, posting two runs in both inning to lead 6-2.

In the bottom of the third, Mifflin County rallied for four runs, tying the game.

Brody Keefer, Travitz, Hack and Watton would all score in the inning, tying things at six.

In the fourth, the Eagles defense tightened, keeping the Hammers off the scoreboard.

In the bottom of the inning, Mifflin County took the lead for the first time in the game.

With two out, Brayden Morgan kept the inning alive with a walk.

He advanced to third on a Jacob Litwin single.

He would score home on a wild pitch, giving them the 7-6 advantage.

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