The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

July 2, 2013

Area roundup: Mifflinburg uses home runs to defeat Selinsgrove in District 13 Area II Major game


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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

LEWISBURG -- Selinsgrove manager Stu Zeiders knew his team had to get some hits in order to stay with Mifflinburg in their District 13 Area II Major Division game on Monday.

Despite having less than half of the hits its opponent had in the elimination bracket matchup, Selinsgrove stuck with Mifflinburg until the fifth.

Mifflinburg tallied four runs in the fifth behind home runs from Eric Zimmerman and Garrett Becker to take an 8-7 victory at Danny Green Field.

"I told the guys before the game, win or lose, I just wanted them to walk off the field with improvement and to leave with nothing left and I would be happy," said Zeiders. "I knew we had to hit to stay with Mifflinburg, and I was glad to see that (my players) battled the whole game, but they came up short.

"I have to give a tip of the cap to Mifflinburg," Zeiders added.

Zimmerman finished with two home runs and four RBIs total after he added a solo homer in the fourth inning. Josh Foster added a two-run homer in the fourth for Mifflinburg.

Blaise Zeiders led Selinsgrove going 3-for-3 with a double, a solo homer in the first inning and three RBIs total.

9-10 Division

n Warrior Run 9,

Snyder County 8 (7 inn.)

NORTHUMBERLAND -- A two-out, three-run home run by Drew Spotts tied the game for Snyder County in the sixth inning, but Warrior Run broke the tie an inning later to take the Area II elimination bracket matchup.

Warrior Run's run in the seventh was unearned after an error preceeded an RBI double hit by Michael Buck.

The big hit ruined the comeback for Snyder County. The team trailed by six after the fourth inning.

"We started off too slow, and we didn't have enough fuel left in the tank at the end," said Snyder County manager Joe Stahl.

Hunter Wolfely added three hits and Tucker Snook had two for Snyder County.

Orion Brogdon and David Gerhart both had three hits for Warrior Run, which faces the Mifflinburg-Lewisburg winner on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

AMERICAN LEGION

n Selinsgrove 4,

Danville 0

DANVILLE -- Despite the sudden change of venues, Selinsgrove jumped out with a two-run lead and it went on for the Susquehanna Valley League victory over Danville. The game was scheduled to be played at Selinsgrove, but the field was unplayable.

Aidan Greak did all the damage offensively for Selinsgrove (6-6). He hit a two-run single in the first inning and a two-run double in the fifth.

Colton Brouse, in addition to pitching a complete game victory, added a 2-for-3 day and also scored two runs for Selinsgrove. Brouse threw just 77 pitches, striking out four, walking two and allowing three hits.

Garrett Krum went 2-for-3 to lead Danville (8-4).

n Sunbury/Norry 5,

Bloomsburg 3

BLOOMSBURG -- An RBI double by Colby Lahr followed by a run on a passed ball from Brandon Zosh gave Sunbury/Northumberland the SVL victory.

Sunbury/Norry (7-5) trailed 3-0 before it took a 4-3 lead in the sixth with help from Lahr's double. Zosh's run then gave the team added insurance.

Lahr finished the game 2-for-4 and Jack Snyder added an RBI double for Sunbury/Norry.

Cody Bowman went 3-for-3 and had three RBIs for Bloomsburg (6-5).

n Milton 11,

Williamsport 1 (6 inn.)

WILLIAMSPORT -- Damian Moyer went 3-for-3, hit two doubles and drove in three RBIs for Milton in the West Branch League victory.

Mark Artley also went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run single in the sixth inning for Milton, which improves to 8-6 with less than a week remaining in the season.

Michael Jacobs added a 2-for-4 day at the plate, and Cody Shaffer got the complete-game win for Milton behind six strikeouts.

n Berwick 6,

Line Mountain 1

BERWICK -- Line Mountain out-hit Berwick, 9-7, but the hosts ended up with the five-run SVL win.

Danny Adams led Line Mountain (4-8) with a 3-for-4 day. Kellan Masser, Brady Renn and Wade Wetzel all went 2-for-3 in the loss.

T.J. Lashock had two hits, a double and three RBIs for Berwick.

n Jersey Shore 4,

Hughesville 1

JERSEY SHORE -- With just nine players in the lineup, Hughesville kept the game close but Jersey Shore ultimately took the West Branch League win.

Chris Glunk hit a solo home run in the first inning for Jersey Shore, plus Bloom Costa and Dylan Hamm hit an RBI triple and an RBI double in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively.

Tyler Potts went 2-for-3 to lead Hughesville (7-6).