The Lemont Ducks came close, but couldn’t dethrone the Philipsburg Pirates, who finished the Centre County Baseball League regular season unbeaten by edging the Ducks on Monday night.
Philipsburg (22-0) was on its way to another win when John Shaffer and Ryan Mostyn hit solo homers in the third and fourth innings, respectively. Matt Curtis added a double for Philipsburg, which will head into the postseason as the No. 1 seed.
Lemont rallied for two runs in the top of the fourth and another in the top of the sixth, but couldn’t muster any more offense. Erik Kempton homered for Lemont (13-6), which has a game in hand over third-place Lewistown. The teams will square off on Thursday.