The Howard Hawks finished off its series upset and andvanced to the semifinals with a 3-1 win over Lewistown on Sunday in the Centre County Baseball League playoffs.
The seventh-seeded Hawks will meet top-seeded and undefeated Philipsburg in the semifinals beginning Thursday. The other semifinal series will feature Lemont and either Clarence or Spring Mills. The Mounties and Braves play Game 5 of their series Tuesday in Clarence.
Brian Pelka pitched Howard to the win, scattering five hits with one walk and three strikeouts in the complete game.
Scott Zuback was 4-for-4 with a double and triple while Bones Fisher figured in all three Hawk runs. Fisher doubled and scored on a Zuback single in the second inning, walked and scored on a Luke Gardner single in the fourth, and singled home Tyler Womer in the fifth.
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Kody Heene took the loss and Ryan Keefer had two hit for the Predators, who were the No. 2 seed.