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Mifflin County sweeps SC

By Kenny Varner
TUSSEY MOUNTAIN – After taking game number one of their double header against State College, the Mifflin County Legion team decided to get their offense going stronger than it did earlier, posting 15 hits which five of those were triples to take the final game of the night 14-5.
Evan Mock had a sizzling bats in the game as he posted two triples and a double while finishing 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs.
On the mound for Mifflin County was Jared Hannon as he went against State College hurler Justin Vescio.
Hannon combined with Tyreen Smalley and Connor Yoder allowed State College just five runs and six hits.
With the win, Mifflin County ups its record to 7-1.
“Double headers are long and hard. You could tell we were starting to feel it at the end of the second game but this was a good outing for us,” Mifflin County manager Bernie Howard said. “We got to play a lot of guys and we got to see a good variety of our pitchers. State College, to their credit are young and they were a little undermanned in their pitching today and I thought they were very game. I said to Coach Hull that they played a good defense.”
Twos were wild early for Mifflin County as the local posted two run innings in the first, second and third innings.
In the first, Ross Underhill singled to get things started. Moments later, Underhill stole second and advanced to third on a fielders choice by Nick Hostetler.
Isaac Maclay was hit by a State College offering, putting runners on the corners.
Maclay stole second, putting runners in scoring position.
A wild pitch later, Underhill scored as Maclay moved to third.
Maclay would follow in Underhill’s footsteps, scoring on s wild pitch putting the MC crew up 2-0.
Hannon shut things down in the bottom of the inning.
Mifflin County picked up where they left off in the previous inning.
With two outs in the second, Andrew Larson was brought home by a monstrous shot to the gap by Mock, making it 3-0.
Hannon hustled out a State College miscue at first allowing Mock to increase its lead to 4-0.
Hannon was just as sharp in the second and was able to State College off the board again.
Mifflin County’s offense kept chugging along and produced two more scores in the third.
Nick Hostetler started things off with a single and stole second and then reached third via a wild pitch.
That would all teammate Maclay would need as he sent a sacrifice fly into the outlet, allowing Hostetler to score.
Tyreen Smalley kept the inning going on a walk.
Ty Bodtorf sent one of his shots into the gap, scoring Smalley and upping the Mifflin County lead to 6-0 as the bottom of the inning would come.
Another quick inning for Hannon and company meant more runs for the tough Mifflin County squad.
In the fourth, Mifflin County built up a 9-0 lead, plating three to take command of the game.
“I thought we hit the ball very very well today. We started our first game playing a little sluggish and we just kind of picked it up. I told the guys once it starts then you feed off one another,” Howard said. ” I think that’s the most extra base hits we’ve had in a game lately. We are pleased with that. It came at a good time.”
State College battled to the end, scoring five runs in the last three innings but it was too little too late as Mifflin County went onto the victory.
Mifflin County will be back in action Monday as it hosts Beech Creek.
Game 1: Mifflin County 13, State College 3
TUSSEY MOUNTAIN – In the first game of the afternoon, Mifflin County got better as the game went on against a young State College team scoring only three runs in the first three innings while allowing State College only one.
However, in the final four at bats, the Mifflin County bats exploded 10 runs to take the contest going away 13-3 at the Shaner baseball complex Saturday afternoon.
Picking up the victory on the mound was Ty Bodtorf as he put dueled State College’s Adam Tussey.
State College had two players ending with multiple hits. They were Adam Van Horne 2-for-3 2 RBI and Kevin Korzinger 2-for-3 2 runs.
Mifflin County had three players finish with triples. They were Nick Hostetler, Tyreen Smalley, Andrew Lawson while State College’s Jack Hurley had one.
Mifflin County’sRoss Underhill,
Isaac Maclay, Ty Bodtorf and Max Oburn all had doubled in the win.

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