Spring Mills erupted for seven runs in the first inning and cruised to an 8-3 triumph against Pleasant Gap at Governor’s Park to square the playoff series 1-1.
Starting pitcher Tyler Meyers capped the outburst and gave himself a huge lead by blasting a three-run home run.
The Braves pounded out 15 hits in the contest, led by four singles from Cody Luse. Rich Auman added three singles, while Jordan Schainholz, Micka Schrenkel and Meyers added two hits each.
Tony Rider held Spring Mills to one run over the final 6 1/3 innings, but the Peppers couldn’t muster enough offense against Meyers. Devin Alterio and Doylan Dietrich had two singles each.
Game 3 is 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Spring Mills.