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MC Cal Ripken teams remain in contention to move to State action

By Kenny Varner

WINBER – It was a very busy weekend for local Cal Ripken All-Star teams as the District 13 district playoffs kicked off with the 10u’s and concluded with the 11 and 12u’s finishing up the day on Sunday.

The Mount Union 10U’s has a very impressive afternoon posting wins against Mifflin County in the opener , 13-1 and then a very convincing win against Flood City.

For the Mifflin County 10s, The fell in their first game and bounced back in grand style posting a 23-0 no-hit victory over Centre County.

With the 1-1 Saturday, the group played Sunday at 1 pm with a chance to advance to states with a win over Flood City.

Later on Saturday, the Mifflin County 11Us went head-to-head with a tough Flood City team. The game was a back-and-forth affair until the very end as the the locals fell in a 12-11 nail biter.

In its final game of the day, the Mifflin County crew bounced back to top Centre County 7-4.

The 12U Mifflin County team has already qualified for state competition.

All teams went 1-and-1 on the day and at press time are waiting for word on who advances to States.

10Us Saturday results

Mount Union 13, Mifflin County 1 (4 innings)

WINBER – Mount Union came out early and set the tone offensively as  they defeated Mifflin County in a 13-1 contest.

A 7-run first inning proved to be the spark in the game while pitcher Aiden Hamman-Briggs went all but one inning en route to the win.

Mount Union’s patience at the plate as it scored it early runs on walks.

Levi Hunsinger and Zane Chrisemer led the offensive attack as both picked up multiple hits. Hunsinger went 3-for-3 with 3RBIs and a run scored and two doubles while Chrisemer went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run.

Rounding out the multiple hitters was Layden Brown with a 2-for-2 with 2RBIs and a run scored.

Mifflin County got hits from Bo Benny, Ezra Beamer, Landen Bowen and Gatlin Kauffman.

“We had a couple walks that helped us out early offensively. We finally got the ball in play and started hitting the ball hard. They (Mifflin County) had some pretty good pitchers out there.“ said Mount Union manager Mark Hobbs. “Our pitchers threw heavy fastballs and made them hit the ball in the ground. The kids did well. They came out and played ball.”

With their overwhelming win against Flood City in their second game, the Trojans earned an automatic bid to state competition.

Mifflin County 23, Centre County 0

WINBER – After falling in their first game, the Mifflin County 10Us bounced back mightily against Centre County posting a 23-0 no-hit victory to put them in a winner-take-all Showdown with Flood City on Sunday.

Mifflin County’s pitchers Cole Strawser, Cullen Busch, Ezra Beasom and Easton Lepley all combined for the no-no.

In the game, Mifflin County pounded out 17 hits in their 23-run output.

Numerous MC batters finished with multiple hits.

Cole Strawser led the charge with a 4-for-4 afternoon, posting three singles a triple, 3 runs and an RBI.

Bo Benny, Gatlin Kauffman, Lepley, Beamer, Jett Powell and Noah Wolfkeil all finished with two hits each.

On his birthday, Kauffman posted a shot deep into centerfield that placed him at second with a double. He also finished with a single as well.

“We threw the ball well. We threw strikes. The team we played was a young team but we really pounded the zone there. I’m very pleased with the hitting from this game from the first. We had much better hitting,” Mifflin County manager Dave Cherry. “Hopefully we can and move onto to play Mount Union again. I think maybe we could do a little better.”

Games conclude Sunday afternoon as it stands that there could be a possibility of all three MC teams qualifying and moving onto to States.

Stay tuned!

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