The Altoona entry in the Babe Ruth 13U State Baseball Tournament opened with a victory Thursday night at Seitz Field.
Altoona beat Levittown, 13-3, in its first game of pool play.
T.J. Becker drove in four runs for Altoona and had two hits. Winning pitcher Nate Everhart had three hits, and Cole Gibson, Trevor Miller and Max Sankey each added two hits.
Andrew Basclyga drove in two runs for Levittown.
n Ethan Strylar and Cody Shimp each had a double and three hits for West End as it defeated Mifflin County, 10-7, at Seitz Field.
Isaac Snyder struck out five while earning the victory for West End.
n Ian Myers had two hits and an RBI for Broomall/Newton in its win over Chesco Mustangs, 6-3, at Seitz Field.
Myers was also the winning pitcher, as he struck out three.
n Joe Imtadliaczo, Noah Duca and Tommy Padula each had two RBIs for Chesco Mustangs in an 8-5 win over Blue Valley at Seitz Field late Wednesday.
Nate Tally earned the victory for Chesco, in each team's first game of the tournament.
ALTOONA 13, LEVITTOWN 3: Multiple hits-Dyszel 2 (L); Everhart 3, Becker 2, Gibson 2, Miller 2, Sankey 2 (A). WP-Everhart. LP-Woolbert. SO-Everhart 3, Becker 2, Yasulitis 3 (A); Dyszel 1 (L). Records: Altoona (1-0); Levittown (1-1).
WEST END 10, MIFFLIN COUNTY 7: Multiple hits - Strylar 3, Shimp 3 (WE). WP-Snyder. LP-Baker. SO-Snyder 5, Ott 2, Williams, Poplich 2. Records: West End (1-0); Mifflin County (1-1).
BROOMALL/NEWTON 6, CHESCO MUSTANGS 3: Multiple hits - Myers 2 (BN). WP-Myers. LP-Speiger. SO-Myers 3. Records: Broomall/Newton (1-0); Chesco Mustangs (1-1).
CHESCO MUSTANGS 8, BLUE VALLEY 5: WP-Tally. LP-Youngkin. SO-Tally 4, Younkin 4. Records: Chesco Mustangs (1-0); Blue Valley (0-1).
Area 4 VFW 15-16
SPRING COVE - Catcher Cumming had two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs as Cumming Motors routed Cove Area Businesses, 14-3, in five innings in the Area 4 VFW 15-16 regional tournament.
Andrew Gressler added three hits and two RBIs for Cumming, while Joel Reighard and Derek Cursio combined to no-hit Cove Area Businesses.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Cumming Motors003 92X X-14 14 2
Cove Area210 00X X- 3 0 5
2B-Stern. 3B-Cumming, Vollkommer. Multiple hits-Cumming 2, Gressler 3. RBI-Cumming 2, Gressler 2. WP-Reighard. LP-Johnson. SO-Reighard 3, Johnson 7. BB-Reighard 5, Cursio 4, Johnson.
Records: Cumming Motors (2-0); Cove Area Businesses (0-1).