The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 30, 2013

Local roundup: Gabrielson, Selinsgrove Majors stave off elimination


"It was a total team effort," said Selinsgrove manager April Metzger. "The boys are focusing on staying positive and putting the ball in play."

Selinsgrove next plays Shikellamy-Acorn in the winners bracket final on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Warrior Run falls into the elimination bracket and plays South Columbia today at 5:30.

n Mifflinburg 5,

Juniata 4

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Juniata stole home in the first inning and hit an inside-the-park home run in the sixth but it was not enough as Mifflinburg took the elimination bracket win at Acorn Park.

Paul Ames raced around the bases without the ball leaving the yard to cut the lead to 5-4. In the first, Jayce White stole home to get Juniata on the board. However, when Juniata needed them most, hits were hard to come by.

"We just had a lot of trouble hitting the ball," Juniata manager Justin Austin said. "We had some very good pitching, (but) you just can't win games if you don't score runs."

Mifflinburg faces Lewisburg today at 7:30 p.m. in another elimination game.

10-11 Division

n Danville 15,

Shamokin/MC 5 (5 inn.)

SHAMOKIN -- Danville may have to start calling Ferndale Field its second home. Scoring 15 runs for the second straight day, Danville beat Shamokin/Mount Carmel in a winners bracket game at Ferndale Field.

"Playing back-to-back really helped our hitters because they were ready to hit," Danville manager Michael Webb said.

Pounding out 13 hits, Danville scored in each of its four trips to the plate. Gradon Feldmann had three hits and three RBIs, while KJ Riley, Josh Kopelcheck, Drew Sassaman and Zac Zerbe had two hits each.


n Mifflinburg 1,

Hughesville 0 (10 inn.)

MIFFLINBURG -- An RBI single by Andrew Leitzel gave the West Branch League victory.

"It was a great game. It was one of those games where you hate to see someone lose," said Hughesville manager Gary Gordner.

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