Little League Baseball: Philipsburg-Osceola beats Clearfield in District playoffs

Trailing by a run heading into its last at-bat, the Philipsburg-Osceola Little League Baseball team rallied to beat Clearfield 5-3 Thursday night, advancing to the winner’s bracket finals.

Philipsburg-Osceola will host Big Valley at 6 p.m. Sunday for a spot in the District 5 championship game. Big Valley beat Mifflin County 4-2 Thursday.

Trailing 3-2 heading into the sixth inning, Jeremy Whitehead clubbed a two-run home run and Matt Ferrell added an RBI double to put P-O ahead.

Ryan Whitehead then locked Clearfield down in the bottom of the sixth to finish his five-hit complete game, striking out seven and walking two.

Ferrell, Anthony Merryman and Nathan Gustkey each had two hits for the winners.