The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 23, 2013

Little League: Late scoring by Shik-Acorn puts game out of reach against Mifflinburg in Junior All-Star tournament


The miscue proved costly as Logan Kern caught a pitch in the sweet spot, drilling the ball to the left-center gap for an RBI double to tie the game at two.

After Kern scored, two singles sandwiched by a walk loaded the bases, but Meyer escaped further damage with a pop up.

While Kern exited after two innings, Dealy picked up where Kern left off for Shik-Acorn.

Kern settled into a groove late into his work on the mound and Dealy found similar success once he had a few pitches under his belt.

Dealy started on the mound with a strikeout and after a walk with two outs in the third, he struck out the next three hitters he faced, with the final out of the third and the first two outs of a perfect fourth coming via punch out.

"Dealy did a good job," Fasold said.

Before Dealy pitched his perfect frame, a combination of defensive miscues and two-out hits spelled a two-spot for Shik-Acorn. Dylan Harry and Zach Hummel hit back-to-back singles to stretch the lead to 6-3.

The struggles defensively for Mifflinburg led to Jacob Erb leaving the mound after four innings despite allowing only two earned runs.

After Dealy shut down the Wildcats offense for three shutout innings, Herrold toed the rubber to finish the job in the sixth and seventh innings.

Dan Marks reached safely for the Wildcats with a two-out single, but Herrold responded with his second strikeout of the inning to head back to the dugout.

The Wildcats showed their ability to keep fighting regardless of the score, pushing two runs across in the final frame but it was too little, too late.

Herrold faced pressure recorded the final three outs but struck out Kenny Shirk to end the game.

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