The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

July 9, 2013

Local roundup: Mifflinburg 10-11 baseball rallies for Area II championship


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L.L. BASEBALL

MIFFLINBURG -- After an early four-run lead went by the wayside, Mifflinburg's 10-11 Division All-Star team made sure its next lead stood up as it scored four runs in the fifth to take a 9-6 victory over Juniata County and claim the District 13 Area II title Monday at Fifth Street Field.

Winning pitcher Jacob Brooks went 2-for-4, doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice for Mifflinburg, which now plays Danville for the District 13 title beginning Friday at Fifth Street Field.

Darin Miller added two hits and Gavin Enders scored three runs for Mifflinburg.

Juniata County was led by Devon Nealman. He went 3-for-3, hit two home runs and finished with three RBIs and three runs scored.

Senior Division

n Danville 13,

Warrior Run 5

DANVILLE -- It wasn't nearly as lopsided as the first meeting between the two teams, and Danville needed to score six runs in the seventh to take the District 13 title at Washies Field.

Matt Schiffino led Danville by collecting five hits, including a double. Danville had a total of 13 hits in the game. Schiffino's double kick-started a four-run sixth.

Ty Nicholas hit a three-run home run in the second inning for Warrior Run, and Tristan Bittler had two hits and two stolen bases in the loss.

"It was a hard-fought game until the sixth. Both sides played well, but we just couldn't overcome our errors," said Warrior Run manager Chris Litchard.

"It was a very good game. It was close for a while, but then we blew it open in the seventh," said Danville manager Jim Pursel.

Danville now heads to the Section 3 Tournament that begins next Wednesday. District 15 (Tunkhannock) is the host district.

AMERICAN LEGION

n Sunbury/Norry 6,

Selinsgrove 5

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Sunbury/Northumberland ended the regular season on a high note by holding off Selinsgrove for the Susquehanna Valley League win.

Logan Hall and Jack Snyder both went 2-for-4 to pace Sunbury/Norry (10-6). Matt Snyder, however, had a two-out, RBI single in the sixth that represented the game-winning run.

Kyle Pannebaker and Austin Benner both went 2-for-3 for Selinsgrove.