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Today in local baseball: June 8, 2017

A look at the local baseball games from June 8, 2017:

County League

Clarence Mounties stay perfect with

Behind a strong fifth inning, the Clarence Mounties rallied to stay perfect Thursday with a 5-4 win over Lemont on Thursday in a Centre County League baseball game.

Lemont led 4-0 entering the fifth, but Clarence (5-0) capitalized on a few singles and some costly Ducks errors. By the end of the fifth, Clarence led 5-4 and never surrendered the lead.

The Mounties’ Chuck Probst led all batters with four hits — three singles and a double — while Matt Hutchison paced Lemont with a pair of singles.

Bennett leads Coyotes to victory

Jeff Bennett finished with a memorable night on the mound Thursday as his Clarence Coyotes powered past Howard, 8-1.

Bennett pitched six innings and surrendered just three hits and one walk while striking out four. Through four innings, he was pitching a no-hitter.

Once he started getting fatigued, reliever Cody Klinger came in and finished out the final frame with two strikeouts.

Bennett added two singles in the winning effort, while Dillon Schall paced all batters with three hits — two singles and a double. Luke Gardner led the Hawks with a pair of singles.

Spike Island cruises to 10-0 win

Spike Island capitalized on some early Pleasant Gap miscues to secure a 10-0 win in five innings Thursday.

Pleasant Gap opened the first inning by walking four batters and allowing three hits, which resulted in a 5-0 deficit that it couldn’t rebound from.

Josh Earnest had two singles for the Pirates, while Logan Williamson added a triple. Pleasant Gap’s Brian Randolph finished with a pair of hits.

American Legion

Philipsburg grinds out Wednesday win

Josh Earnest was solid on the mound for eight innings Wednesday, as his Philipsburg Phils held on for the 3-2 win over Mifflin County in a Central Penn League American Legion baseball game.

Earnest scattered six hits and four walks over the eight innings. He struck out 10 and allowed no earned runs.

Six different Phils had each of Philipsburg’s six hits in the team win. Philipsburg is now 2-2 on the season.

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