Chiefs Fall to CPL Front-Runner Mifflin County 5-2

HYDE — The Clearfield Chiefs solved Mifflin County’s Blayz Shartzer for a season-high seven hits, but failed to score after the first inning and dropped a 5-2 decision to the unbeaten Central Penn American Legion League leaders at the Bison Sports Complex Saturday evening.

After the visitors picked up an unearned run off Devin Jones in the top of the first frame, Spencer Herrington and Curtis Collins got aboard via Mifflin County’s only misplays and crossed the plate on Kyler Kephart’s single and Thomas Summers’ groundout, respectively.

Clearfield threatened again in the second inning on one-out hits by Josh Kennedy and Jones, but Mifflin County’s middle infielders turned a double play.

Shartzer retired 11 of the next 12 Chiefs he faced before giving up back-to-back, two-out singles by Summers and Josh Sorbera in the sixth inning. He promptly responded with one of his six strikeouts.

Jones protected Clearfield’s 2-1 edge until the fifth when Max Remy doubled for his third consecutive hit and tallied the tying run on Heath Hidlay’s single.

Mifflin County posted the deciding runs in the sixth, all coming with two outs on three hits and two Clearfield errors. Jordan Wolfkill and Kyle Bottorf had RBI singles.

Jones went the distance with six strikeouts and two walks. He allowed eight hits but only two earned runs.

Clearfield (0-7-1) will try to dent the win column Tuesday with a non-league home game against Brookville.

MIFFLIN COUNTY — 5

Max Remy 4230, Heath Hidlay c 3011, Blayz Shartzer p 000, Hayden Snook dh 300, Logan Swineford ph 1000, Drew Hannon 1b 3100, Luke McKay ss 3010, Jacob Larson rf 311, Jordan Wolfkill 3b 3111, Aaron Michaels lf 3000, Kyle Bottorf cf 3011.  TOTALS: 29  5  6  3.

CLEARFIELD — 2

Spencer Herrington 2b 4110, Curtis Collins cf-lf 3100, Cole Kephart ss 3000, Kyler Kephart rf-lf 3011, Thomas Summers 1b 3011, Kaleb Taylor 1b 0000, Josh Sorbera c 3010, Erik Sellers 3b 2000, Zach Timchak cf 1000, Josh Kennedy lf-3b 3010, Devin Jones p 2010, Brandon Orsich ph 1010.  TOTALS: 28  2  7  2.

Score by Innings

Mifflin County   100 013 0 – 5  8  2
Clearfield          200 000 0 – 2  7  4
E – McKay 2; C. Kephart 3, Kennedy 1. PB – Sorbera 1. DP – Mifflin County 1 (McKay, Remy and Hannon); Clearfield 1 (C. Kephart and Summers). LOB – Mifflin County 5; Clearfield 5. 2B – Remy. CS – Hidlay (by Sorbera).

Pitching

Mifflin County – Shartzer 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
Clearfield – Jones 7 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.
PO – Shartzer 1 (Orsich); Jones 1 (Hidlay).
W – Shartzer. L – Jones (0-4).

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