Everything you missed in local baseball — including American Legion and County League — from June 25, 2017:
Bellefonte squeezes out extra-innings win
PHILIPSBURG Bellefonte capitalized on mistakes and miscues Sunday, as it slipped past Philipsburg 9-6 in nine innings during a Central Penn League game in the American Legion.
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Philipsburg committed a half-dozen errors in the loss.
Bellefonte broke the tie in the top of the ninth when Colton Burd led off with a single and moved to third on a sacrifice. He then beat the throw at the plate on a groundball by Mason Gray, who later came around to score on an infield error. The third run came from a Cade Fortney single.
Bellefonte pitcher Adam Armstrong made sure Philipsburg stayed off the scoreboard by coming on in relief and striking out four while surrendering just two hits over the final three innings. The Bellefonte defense finished with four double plays in the game.
Dylan Dietrich paced Bellefonte with three hits. Philipsburg’s Keegan Soltis led all batters with four hits and finishing a homer short of the cycle (two singles, double, triple). Soltis accounted for three RBIs.
With the win, Bellefonte improves to 6-3 while Philipsburg drops to 5-6.
Mounties sweep Coyotes in doubleheader
CLARENCE The Clarence Mounties picked up two Centre County Baseball League wins on Sunday by sweeping the Clarence Coyotes by scores of 4-3 and 9-0.
A win in Game 1 didn’t come easy. The Mounties trailed 3-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth before they started to mount a comeback. In the bottom of the seventh trailing 3-2, relief pitcher Chuck Probst smacked a walk-off two-run homer to deep left-center to hand the Mounties the win.
With that momentum, Game 2 came much easier. The Mounties scored two runs in the first inning and never looked back in the 9-0 shutout.
The Mounties are now 10-1 on the season, while the Coyotes are 2-9.
Philipsburg rides early lead to win
HOWARD Philipsburg struck first in Sunday night’s game and never trailed en route to a 6-3 win over Howard.
The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the second inning and added another two insurance runs in the fourth. Howard just couldn’t mount a comeback.
Josh Earnest picked up the pitching win by striking out seven and walking four in six innings of work.
With the win, Philipsburg improves to 6-5 while Howard drops to 6-5.