Centre County League Roundup: Pleasant Gap scores seven in seventh to beat Spring Mills

Pleasant Gap scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun Spring Mills 8-7 on Monday.

The Peppers trailed 7-1 going into their last at-bat, and they completed their comeback when Kevin Tate scored on a passed ball. Pleasant Gap tied the game 7-7 on a balk by Spring Mills’ Cody Young. Tate advanced to third on the balk, and Pleasant Gap (1-2) loaded the bases after two intentional walks. A passed ball then allowed Tate to score to end the game.

Tyler James earned the win for the Peppers. Steven Alterio paced Pleasant Gap with three hits, and Cory Cunningham finished with a double and a single.

Cody Luse had four hits to lead the Braves (1-2).

Gearhart does it all for Clarence

Kalen Gearhart did it on the mound and at the plate for Clarence in its 9-4 win over Blanchard on Monday.

Gearhart had eight strikeouts and had one bad inning to start but he later helped himself with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Gearhart gave up four runs on one hit in the first inning but settled in after that giving up just two more hits in the game.

The Mounties (3-0) also got a tie breaking three-run home run from Ryan MacNamara in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Philipsburg rolls past Lemont

Philipsburg pounded out 12 hits and rolled to a 9-1 win over Lemont on Monday.

The Pirates jumped out to an early lead on Brandon Myers’ two-run triple in the top of the first inning. The Ducks (1-2) answered in the bottom half on Kieran Kempton’s RBI single, but they never scored again. Philipsburg pitcher Parker Watson threw a complete game, striking out 11 and walking just two to earn the win.

Jake Belinda added a two-run home run for Philipsburg in the seventh.

Braves cruise to win

Brady Waltz drove in four runs as Spring Mills 10-run ruled Blanchard 13-3 in six innings on Sunday.

Waltz had two singles in the game. Micah Shrencel drove in three runs with two singles for the Braves.

Cody Lose had three hits on the day for Spring Mills, who received five strikeouts from winning pitcher Tyler Myers.

Trevor Packer led the Bees with three hits in the game.