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Mifflin County 10Us top Jacks Mtn. On way to championship title

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – On the second day of tournament play two Mifflin County teams met in the semifinals.

On the line was a trip to the championship game.

Jacks Mtn. faced off against the Mifflin County Eagles 10U team in an early morning match up.

The Eagles combined strong pitching with timely hitting on offense to take the contest 9-1 over Jacks Mtn.

Using the trio of Liam Shaffer, Parker Feltenberger and Ezra Beamer, Mifflin County combined on a 2-hit, one run while posting eight strike outs in the five inning contest.

Leading the way offensively for Mifflin County was Beamer who went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Jaxson Strohecker also had a strong game as well, going 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Shaffer also went 2-for-2 as well posting 3RBIs and a run scored.

Others posting hits for the “Purple and Gray” were Bo Benny, Jett Powell and Feltenberger.

Picking up hits for Jacks Mtn were Asher Pearce and Zander Lawson.

Lawson also posted the team’s only RBI.

Jacks Mtn. started the scoring off posting a run in the top of the first.

With two out, Luke Shawver walked.

He then stole second and scored on a Lawson double, making it 1-0.

Mifflin County bounced back in the bottom of the inning by picking up three runs of their own.

Beamer led off with a single and a stolen base.

He advanced to third on a fielder’s choice by Benny.

Strohecker blasted an RBI triple to put the Eagles on the board.

Shaffer smacked a shot into left field, scoring Strohecker on the play.

Powell hit into a fielder’s choice taking Shaffer off the base paths but leaving himself still on first.

He later scored, putting his team up by two.

In the second, Jacks Mtn. got its final hit of the ball game. It came from the bat of Pearce who singled to left.

The Jacks Mtn. defense kept the Eagles off the base paths in the bottom of the inning.

But after holding Jacks Mtn. scoreless in the third, Mifflin County’s offense went right back to work.

Another three runs came from the Eagles’ bats to up their lead to 6-1.

Beamer singles to start off the inning. He proceeded to steal all three other bases, arriving home safely.

Strohecker singled and then stole second and later scored on a blast into right center for the RBI double by Shaffer.

Shaffer’s visit on the base paths was a quick one as Powell brought him home via a single to right.

The Eagles added another in the fourth.

After a double by Feltenberger, Chase Krepps brought him home on a sacrifice.

The Eagles’ finished off the game adding two runs in the fifth, making it a 9-1 contest.

With the win, the Eagles went onto the championship where they would win it all.

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