Clarence, Bellefonte battle to American Legion baseball tie

With a flurry of late-game scoring, the Bellefonte and Clarence American Legion baseball teams played to a 9-9 tie Monday night.

Trailing 5-1, Bellefonte erupted with a seven-run sixth inning, highlighted by a two-run single from Jeremy Warefield and run-scoring singles from Dylan Dietrich, Gehrig Schuster and Ethan Corman.

Clarence then jumped back in front with four runs in the bottom of the sixth, and an RBI single from Garrett King and a two-run single for Chad Burkett.

The Bandits then tied the game a final time when Jacob Gates singled, moved to second on a passed ball and scored on a two-out error.

Ryan Guenot had been cruising through the first five innings, striking out 11, but left without getting an out in the Bandits’ big sixth inning.