State College advanced to the championship game of the Lock Haven 18-U Wood Bat Tournament before falling Sunday.
In the semifinals, every starter had a hit, and State College racked up 11 as a team, in an 8-3 victory against Greensburg’s Team All American. Pete Haffner and Tristan Ballenger each had two hits and an RBI to lead the charge, with Haffner collecting a double. Oliver Dailey struck out four, walked five and allowed five hits in five innings for the win.
In the finals at Lock Haven University’s Foundation Field, State College lost 4-1 to the Mid Penn Panthers from Harrisburg.
Zach Herring’s three-hit effort stifled the State College bats, striking out three and walking four. Ballinger struck out six in five-plus innings in the loss.
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Haffner doubled for State College, and Jeff Rossavio and Zach Stawer each knocked in runs for the Panthers.
The contest closed the season for State College’s American Legion team.