Everything you missed Thursday — and in one case Wednesday — in County League and American Legion baseball:
Lemont slips past Howard in extra innings
LEMONT The Lemont Ducks’ Spencer Bivens was a threat on the mound and at the plate Thursday as he led his team to a hard-fought 2-1 extra-inning win over Howard in a Centre County Baseball League game.
Bivens singled in the fourth inning to drive in Lemont’s only run in the first seven innings. On the mound, he struck out nine in six innings and didn’t surrender a single run.
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Matt Hutchison proved to be the Ducks’ hero, however. In the bottom of the eighth, he smacked a walk-off double to plate Josh Gardner and grab the win.
With the victory, Lemont improves to 6-8 while Howard falls to 7-6. The Ducks will next play Springs Mills at 2 p.m. Sunday at Spring Creek Park.
Spike Island ekes out victory
SPRING MILLS Spike Island’s Logan Williamson finished with three singles and Parker Watson added a single and home run as the Philipsburg-based team rode an early lead to a 4-2 win over Spring Mills on Thursday.
Spike Island’s Matt McConley smacked a two-run double in the third inning, as Spike Island took an early 3-0 lead that frame. Spring Mills didn’t score its first run of the game until the final frame and came up just short of the comeback.
Josh Potter grabbed the pitching win. And Tyler Myers paced Spring Mills with a pair of singles.
Spring Mills is now 7-7 after the loss.
Phils outlast Mifflin County
PHILIPSBURG The Phils needed extra innings on Wednesday, but they got the job done en route to a 2-1 eight-inning win over Mifflin County in a Central Penn League game in the American Legion.
In the bottom of the eighth, Philipsburg’s Ryan Kephart cranked a single to the opposite field to drive in Micah Martin for the game-winning run.
The Phils had virtually no bench Wednesday night but still came out on top to improve their record to 6-7 on the season. Cam Domblisky picked up the pitching win.