Chad Spegal turned in a dominant effort on the mound to lead the Spike Island Pirates to a 13-1 win over the Clarence Coyotes in five innings in Centre County Baseball League play Thursday.
Spegal struck out 13 and threw all five innings to earn the win. Logan Williamson led Spike Island offensively with two hits, including a solo home run.
The Pirates blew open the game with an eight-run fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Aaron Mason. Clarence also committed three errors to contribute to Spike Island’s big inning.
Spring Mills tops Howard
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HOWARD Cody Luse led Spring Mills past Howard 7-3 on Thursday.
Luse paced the Braves with three hits and earned the win on the mound. Luse struck out four and walked five in six innings.
Brandon Martz had two hits, including an RBI double, for Spring Mills. Ryan Dyke finished with three singles for the Hawks, who fell to 3-1 this season.
Mifflin County no-hits Bellefonte
LEWISTOWN Bellefonte pitchers Ben McCartney and Adam Armstrong combined to throw a two-hitter Thursday, but that still wasn't enough as the bats of the Bellefonte Bandits fell silent in a 1-0 loss to Mifflin County in American Legion action.
Mifflin County's Ross Underhill walked three but finished with a complete-game no-hitter. He also struck out seven.
No hits were even involved in Mifflin County's game-winner. In the fourth inning, the first batter reached on an infield error before McCartney walked the next batter. A wild pitch moved both runners up, and Isaac Maclay then hit a sacrifice fly to deep left field to drive in the game's only run.
Armstrong came on in the fifth inning and threw five straight strikeouts.
Bellefonte (2-1) will take on Beech Creek at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home.