Mifflin County Overtakes Clearfield Legion 5-2

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County, in a close race with DuBois for the Central Penn American Legion League regular season title, rallied past the Clearfield Post 6 baseball team 5-2 Wednesday evening.

Three runs in the sixth inning gave Isaac Strohecker and the hosts the win over Brandon Orsich and the Chiefs, who registered the first runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Cole Kephart doubled home Sawyer Rowles, who had singled, and then scored on a hit by Orsich.

Mifflin County got one run back with the help of a Clearfield error in the lower fourth and tied it up in the fifth on a suicide squeeze bunt by Carter Spade.

In the sixth, Hunter Walker and Max Remy singled and Lucas McKay walked to fill the sacks. One out later, Strohecker plated the winning run with a sacrifice fly. Drew Hannon then provided insurance with a two-run single that capped a perfect 3-for-3 game at the plate.

Both pitchers went the distance on seven-hitters. Strohecker struck out six and walked one while Orsich had one strikeout and two walks.

Clearfield dropped to 7-6 in the CPL, tied with State College for fourth place, and 9-8 overall.

The Chiefs will play again Thursday with Bellefonte visiting the Bison Sports Complex for a 6 p.m. start.

Central Penn League – DuBois 8-1, Mifflin County 10-3, Beech Creek 10-4, Clearfield 7-6, State College 7-6, Bellefonte 6-6, Clarence 5-8, Philipsburg 4-7, Altoona 0-16.

CLEARFIELD — 2

Curt Collins 2b 3000, Sawyer Rowles cf 3110, Josh Sorbera c 3010, Cole Kephart ss 2111, Brandon Orsich p 3011, Zach Timchak rf 3000, Thomas Summers lf 3010, Josh Kennedy 3b 3010, Logan Lykens 1b 3000, Jake Sorbera eh 2010.  TOTALS: 28  2  7  2.

MIFFLIN COUNTY — 5

Hunter Walker lf 3110, Max Remy 2b 2110, Lucas McKay ss 2210, Heath Hidlay 3b 3001, Isaac Strohecker p 2001, Drew Hannon 1b 3132, Shane Connahan eh 3000, John-Michael Maclay c 2010, Carter Spade rf 1001, Kyle Bodtorf cf 2000.  TOTALS: 23  5  7  5.

Score by Innings

Clearfield            000 200 0 – 2  7  1
Mifflin County   000 113 x – 5  7  0
E – Josh Sorbera. LOB – Clearfield 6; Mifflin County 4. 2B – Kephart; Maclay. Sac – Spade. SF – Strohecker. SB – Remy, McKay.

Pitching

Clearfield – Orsich 6 IP, 7 H, 5R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K.
Mifflin County – Strohecker 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
W – Strohecker. L – Orsich (3-3).

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