Altoona team earns victory

Local Baseball

WILLIAMSPORT –Alex Yost drove in two runs, and Joe Bukowsky struck out two in a 5-4 win for Altoona over Boyertown on Thursday in the Pennsylvania Babe Ruth 14U state baseball tournament.

Evan Alwine and Brady Hibbs each drove in a run for Altoona, which returns to action today at 5 p.m. against Broomall-Newtown, which defeated Miffin County, 13-0, in its first game.

SCORE BY INNINGS

Boyertown 000 004 0–4 5 2

Altoona 500 000 X–5 7 2

Multiple hits — Hileman 2 (A). RBI–Madaglia, Ward, Speller 2 (B); Yost 2, Bukowsky, Alwine, Hibbs (A). WP–Bukowsky. LP–Phillips. SO–Bukowsky 2, Hibbs 2 (A). BB–Phillips 2, DeDominic 2 (B); Bukowsky 1, Hibbs 4 (A).

Records: Altoona (1-0); Boyertown (0-1).

Central Penn Jr. Legion

SPRING COVE –Luke Brooks had three hits as Tyrone topped Spring Cove, 6-2, in a Central Penn Junior Legion playoff game.

Ross Gampe pitched six innings to help Tyrone advance to today’s championship, while Spring Cove will play State College in the consolation finals.

WP–Gampe. LP–Snowberger. SO–Gampe 1, Legars 1 (T); Snowberger 6, Watkins 1.

Records: Tyrone (3-0); Spring Cove (1-1).

Kelley Federation

Nick Casillo and Brendan Shaffer each drove in three runs as ProActive Sports completed a rally to beat Sheetz, 11-10, in eight innings in Kelley Federation action late Wednesday night at Vets Field.

Zachary Harshberger and Zach Boslet each scored two runs for ProActive.

Brendan Kuhns had four RBIs for Sheetz, and Kyle Wilson drove in three more.

SHEETZ (10): Kuhns ss-p 412, Wilson p-2b-3b-ss 412, Sell lf-cf 500, Gochnaur 3b-p-3b 401, J. McCall cf-p-2b 310, J. Scalice c 511, Shehan 1b 210, Boyer dh 421, Hatch rf 000, Harbaugh 2b-lf 232, Watters ph 100. Totals — 34-10-9.

PROACTIVE SPORTS (11): Harshberger p-ss 521, Casillo 3b-p-3b 613, Boslet cf 522, Hunter ss-3b-p 211, Shaffer c 402, Brennan lf 502, J. Levri 2b 310, M. Levri ph 100, McKendree rf 511, T. Scalice 1b 433. Totals — 40-11-15.

SCORE BY INNINGS

Sheetz 125 000 20–10 9 5

ProActive Sports 021 402 11–11 15 4

E–Wilson 3, Kuhns, J. Scalice, Harshberger 3, T. Scalice. 2B–Kuhns, Wison, Harshberger, Casillo, Shafer, T. Scalice. RBI–Kuhns 4, Wilson 3, Harbaugh, Casillo 3, Shaffer 3, Hunter, Boslet, Harshberger. WP–Hunter. LP–Kuhns. SO–WIlson 2, Gochnaur 5, Kuhns 1, Harshberger 1, Casillo 4. BB–Wilson 1, J. McCall 2, Gochnaur 3, Kuhns 1, Harshberger 4, Casillo.

Records: Sheetz (6-11); ProActive Sports (4-15).

Altoona Teener Major

Michael Boston had two RBIs on three hits to lead Altoona Sheetz VFW in a 7-6 win over Passerello Law Office.

That victory was game one of a best-of-three playoff series in the Area 4 VFW playoffs late Wednesday night at Mansion Park with the series winner advancing to the regional tournament.

Multiple hits — Boston 3, Hileman 2 (S), Steinbugl 2 (P). RBI–Boston 2, Day, Mauk, Hileman (S) Manley 2, Carothers, Adams (P). WP–Mauk. LP–Steinbugl. SO–Mauk 7, G. Rossman 1 (S), Steinbugl 2, Carothers 5 (S).

Series: Altoona Sheetz VFW leads series 1-0.

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