By The Daily Item
n 9-10 Division
Selinsgrove 8, Lewisburg 7
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Lewisburg needed three runs in the sixth inning but was held to two, losing a back-and-forth District 13 Area II championship game to Selinsgrove, 8-7.
It's Selinsgrove's second consecutive District 13 Area II championship in the 9-10 division after winning last year's over Milton.
Lewisburg scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game at five but Selinsgrove quickly responded, plating three in the bottom half of the frame to pull ahead, 8-5. Each time that Lewisburg pulled ahead, Selinsgrove had an answer to erase the lead.
A four-run Selinsgrove third evaporated a 3-1 deficit before Lewisburg tied the game in the fifth.
Brandon Hile came into the game in the third inning for Selinsgrove and finished out the game, hanging on for the victory.
Izzy Showers led Selinsgrove with two hits and three RBIs and Ryan Aument and Vance Metzger each drove home two for Selinsgrove.
Kaiden Wagner, Owen Arndt and Max Moyers each belted two hits for Lewisburg.
Selinsgrove will attempt to keep its success going into the sectional tournament, which begins next Monday.
n Major Division
Lewisburg 1 (8 inn.)
LEWISBURG -- Payton Persing laid down a great bunt single and took off down the first baseline for Danville in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Lewisburg's infield tried to get the out, but the ball got past the first basemen.
As soon as it did, Brandon McGaw, who lead the inning off with a walk, bolted around third base and crossed home to give Danville the win against Lewisburg in the District 13 Area I Major Division best-of-3 final.
Danville takes the 1-0 series lead into tonight's game at Berwick.
"It's real nice when you're playing three games in three days potentially to get that one under your belt against a very good team like Lewisburg," Danville manager Chris Persing said.
Lewisburg's Andrew Ramirez threw four innings, recording 11 strikeouts in the process while giving up just three hits. McGaw threw 80 pitches through six innings of work, recording nine strikeouts and allowed three hits.
"Both pitchers were really throwing well tonight," Persing said.
Lewisburg took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning until Danville tied it up in the bottom of the fifth.
Ramirez was Lewisburg's only multiple hitter, going 2-for-4, while Ben Liscomb and Dakota Snyder each had a double.
Alex Robenolt, Kozick and Cody Kizis each went 2-for-4 for Danville, with Shane Kozick and Kizis hitting doubles.