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Still rolling with the offense; MC 15s take the Pacific Northwest by storm


In the last two games the Mifflin County 15-year old baseball team has been as hot as the Texas sand.

After a dominating win over 19-1 win over East Texas, the boys in blue were back at it against the Northwest Pacific team in the third game of Pool play in the 2021 Babe Ruth World Series.

Ryan Kanagy and Aiden Reed led the offensive punch as Mifflin County took the contest 6-1.

Garrett Leitzel started on the mound pitching for MC as he faced off against hurler Connor Wesemann.

With the game in hand, Leitzel handed the ball to Landon Eichhorn who loses things down in the final two innings.

Three early errors by Pacific Northwest in first two innings, set the tone for the game as Mifflin County took advantage .

Leitzel started off strong with 6 Ks in first two innings.

Xavier Smith finished with two RBIs.

Landon Eichhorn, Trevor Sheaffer, Smith and Chris Moon all had hits in the victory.

In the first, Sheaffer reached on an error.

Tucker Gill advanced him to second via a sacrifice bunt.

Smith drew a little Lightning in a bottle with as he reached on an error as well, plating Sheaffer.

Leitzel dominated in the second as he struck out the side.

In the Bottom of the second, Mifflin County added to its lead scoring with three runs.

Deakon Schaeffer walked to get the inning off and running. He moved up to second on a steal and then placed himself firmly on third on a pitching error. Schaeffer then scored via a balk.

Eichhorn followed with a bunt single, putting runners on first and second.

Leitzel helped his own cause laying down a picture perfect sac bunt advancing both runners.

Reed then scored on another balk, upping it to a 3-1 advantage.

Eichhorn later scored on a wild pitch, making it 4-0 going into the third.

No runs in the third for both teams as Mifflin County’s Leitzel continued to roll. He would finish with nine strike outs.

The Pacific Northwest plated a run in the fourth, cutting it to 4-1.

But Mifflin County rallied for a run in the fifth and one in the sixth, taking the contest 6-1.

With the win Mifflin County is now 2-1 in Pool play and will be back in action again Sunday at noon.

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