Cumming Motors, the champion of the East End Youth Baseball League, rolled into the semifinals of the Dean Patterson Little World Series with a convincing 21-0 victory over Thompson's Pharmacy on Tuesday at the Altoona Independent Youth Baseball League's Centennial Field.
Cumming Motors belted five home runs in the game with Mark Stewart, Josh Scalice, Trevor Whetstine, Luke Adams and Daryl Lawson each connecting on one. Whetstine and Adams each had three hits, and Stewart, Scalice, Eric Rhodes, Travis Luensmann, Dylan McNelly and Jack Luensmann each had two hits.
Travis Luensmann and Stewart combined on the shutout for Cumming, which will face Penn Med, also of the East End League, in the semifinals at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Matt Furrer collected two hits for Thompson's Pharmacy, which finished as the runner-up in the Altoona Independent Youth League this season.
Penn Med knocked off AIYBL champion ERA Sports, 9-7, behind four hits from Tyreke Green. Dalton Gochnaur and Jessiah Witherspoon each smacked homers, Gochnaur had three hits, and Witherspoon, P.J. Charles and Lyric Koelle each had two hits.
Zach Kowalski contributed three hits for ERA Sports, and Tyler Umbleby, Brendan Baney and Drew Greiner each had two hits.
The other two quarterfinal games will be held tonight with Claysburg's McCabe Trucking facing Williamsburg's Upper Deck at 6 p.m., and East End's Dean Patterson facing East End's Greenwood Meadows at 8.
A home run derby and base-running contest will be held Friday. The championship game is slated for 8 p.m. on Saturday.
All events are being held at Centennial Field.
CUMMING MOTORS 21, THOMPSON'S PHARMACY 0: HR-Stewart, Scalice, Whetstine, Adams, Lawson (CM). Multiple hits-Stewart 2, Rhodes 2, Scalice 2, T. Luensmann 2, Whetstine 3, McNelly 2, Adams 3, J. Luensmann 2 (CM); Furrer 2 (TP). SO-T. Luensmann 6, Sewart 1 (CM); Metzger 1, Stiffler 1, Swineford 1 (TP).
PENN MED 9, ERA SPORTS 7: HR-Witherspoon, Gochnaur (PM). Multiple hits-Witherspoon 2, Charles 2, Green 4, Gochnaur 3, Koelle 2 (PM); Umbleby 2, Baney 2, Kowalski 3, Greiner 2 (ERA). SO-Gochnaur 2, Charles 5 (PM); Homan 3, Baney 6, Umbleby 2 (ERA).