Bald Eagle Area posted a 4-0 victory over Penns Valley on Tuesday to propel the team to Saturday’s VFW Area 5 15-16-year-old final at Milesburg.
Hunter Hockenberry pitched a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and three walks over seven innings.
Jakes Gate and Jordan Jones both knocked a double in the win. Tyler Heinbaugh added two singles.
Penns Valley loaded the bases with two outs in the third, but Bald Eagle Area shortstop Tanner Kresovich made a diving catch to stop a line drive and end the rally.
On Saturday, Bald Eagle Area will host the winner of Thursday’s matchup between Penns Valley and Huntingdon in the Area 5 final.