District 5 Little League Baseball: Bellefonte downs Mifflin County in losers’ bracket final

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Ben McCartney belted a home run and was the winning pitcher as Bellefonte knocked off Mifflin County 10-6 in the losers’ bracket final of the District 5 11-12 Little League All-Star Tournament on Thursday.

Bellefonte will travel to unbeaten Clearfield in the championship of the double-elimination tournament on Sunday. Should Bellefonte win Sunday, the two teams will meet again on Monday. Bellefonte fell 7-1 against Clearfield earlier in the tournament.

McCartney’s homer was one of seven extra-base hits for Bellefonte. Colton Burd smacked two doubles, while Nick Fisher, Ben Macafee, Mason Grey and Nick Catalona added one each. McCartney, Burd and Fisher each had two hits.

McCartney and Burd combined for the win

Mifflin County, which lost to Bellefonte 6-5 earlier did most of its damage via the longball. Evan Smith, Rodney Henry and Jayson Pupo each had home runs for Mifflin County.