Spring Cove wins VFW state championship
LEBANON — Devon Boyles, the MVP of the tournament, pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 13-0 win for Spring Cove over Schuylkill West to get his team going in the right direction at the 13-14 VFW State Tournament Sunday.
Two wins over Mount Union later, Spring Cove was the state champion.
Spring Cove held off a Mount Union rally in first game when it won, 5-4, after Mount Union scored two in the final inning.
Dalton Metzger helped Spring Cove slam the door on a title in the second game, pitching a complete-game shutout in Cove’s 11-0 victory.
Josh Biesinger had three hits in the first win of the day.
Spring Cove finished the tournament, which was delayed by rain for a week, 5-1.
SPRING COVE 13, SCHUYLKILL WEST 0: Multiple hits–Biesinger 3, Hoenstine 2, Boyles 2, Watkins 2 (SC). WP–Boyles. LP–Whalen. SO–Boyles 10 (SC); Smith 2, Wertz 1 (SW).
SPRING COVE 5, MOUNT UNION 4: Multiple hits–None. WP–Bettwy. LP–Donaldson. SO–Watkins 1, Bettwy 1 (SC); Baird 2 (MU).
SPRING COVE 11, MOUNT UNION 0: Multiple hits–Watkins 2, Metzger 2 (SC); Knable 2 (MU). WP–Metzger. LP–Knable. SO–Metzger 1 (SC); Knable 1 (MU).
Records: Spring Cove (5-1).
HUNTINGDON — Tyler Umbleby’s bunt scored Tyler Faber with the winning run in the top of the eighth inning to help Hollidaysburg edge Clearfield, 5-4, in the VFW State Tournament for 15-16-year-olds.
Hollidaysburg is now 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament and meets host Huntingdon, also 2-0, in the semifinals at 9 a.m. today.
Zach Miller had tied the game with a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning. Donnnie Moyer gave up one run over the last five innings to earn the win.
Faber had two hits for Hollidaysburg in the victory.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Hollidaysburg 100 002 21–5 8 0
Clearfield 300 010 00–4 7 2
2B–Moyer, Pierce (H); Barr, Walker (C). HR–Peacock (C). Multiple hits–Faber 2 (H); Barr 2, Williams 2, Peacock 2 (C). RBI–Miller 2, Martellacci, Umbleby, Grassi (H); Peacock 2, Bailor (C). WP–Moyer. LP–Walker. SO–Adams 2, Moyer 4 (H); Walker 4 (C). BB–Adams 3, Moyer 1 (H); Walker 5 (C).
Records: Hollidaysburg (2-0); Clearfield (1-1).