HOWARD Clarence rallied with a five-run seventh inning, then put four more across in the 10th to defeat Howard to open the Centre County Baseball League playoffs on Sunday afternoon.
The Hawks looked poised for the opening win in the best-of-five series. Game 2 will be played Tuesday in Clarence.
Justin Taylor hit a two-run home run in the seventh to tie the game and keep the Mounties alive.
Ryan MacNamara had two triples to pace Clarance while Brian Kochick and Justin Koleno each had a double to back winning pitcher Tyler Womer.
Howard collected 13 hits and played an error-free game. Evan Gettig and Travis Price racked up three hits each. Bones Fisher and Chris Husted added two apiece and Justin Womer doubled.
Lemont 11, Blanchard 2
HOUSERVILLE Lemont recorded an easy win in the first game of its playoff series with Blanchard.
Aaron Tressler pitched a two-hitter as he captured the win. Johnny Martinez delivered four hits including a triple to pace the Ducks offense. Ben Sallade added a triple and single and Kyle Wright had a pair of hits.
Tim Stover took the loss and Eric Wolanski had two singles for the Bees, who will host Game 2 on Tuesday.
Philipsburg 14, Mifflin County 7
PHILIPSBURG John Schaffer, A.J. Robinson and Tyler Good all belted home runs as Philipsburg defeated Mifflin County in their playoff opener Sunday.
Schaffer cracked two home runs in the win. Parker Watson picked up the victory on the hill. Philipsburg scattered 14 hits throughout the game and only commited one error.
Kalen Gearhart was the losing pitcher while helping the offensive cause with a three-run home run and 2 singles.
The Stars host Game 2 on Tuesday.
Rain halts Predators, Braves
BURNHAM Lewistown was leading Spring Mills 2-0 in the top of the second inning on Sunday afternoon when a thunderstorm caused the game to be suspended.
The game will resume at 5:45 p.m. today at Mifflin County High School.