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Mustangs pick up comeback victory

WINDBER — Portage, down 4-3 after three innings, came back to beat Windber, 12-4, to improve to 4-1 in high school baseball action on Thursday.

Winning pitcher Jackson Kozlavac struck out nine in six-plus innings of work. Tyler Alexander helped out offensively with three hits and four RBIs, while Koby Kargo added two hits and three RBIs. Andrew Miko chipped in with two hits.

SCORE BY INNINGS

Portage 021 230 4 — 12 11 1

Windber 130 000 0 — 4 6 5

2B–Miko (P); Scalia, Strick (W). Multiple hits–Alexander 3, K. Kargo 2, Miko 2 (P); Strick 2, Gray 2 (W). RBI–Alexander 4, K. Kargo 3, Miko, Morgan, Scarton (P), Strick 2 (W). WP–Kozlavac. LP–Reynolds. SO–Kozlavac 9 (P), Reynolds 7, Rininger 3 (W). BB–Kozlavac 3 (P); Reynolds 4, Rininger 4 (W).

Records: Portage (4-1).

JV downs B-A

BELLWOOD — Jake Johnson had two hits, scored four runs and drove in a run to help Juniata Valley beat Bellwood-Antis, 12-2, in five innings.

Nick Morningstar, T.J. Wilson and Dalton Dick drove in two runs for Valley, which led 8-1 after two innings.

Jack Luensmann, who suffered the loss, homered for for Bellwood (3-2).

BELLWOOD-ANTIS (2): Kost rf,2b 301, Joe Dorminy lf 301, Shildt 2b 000, Pellegrine p 000, Miller p 000, Guyer dh 200, Luensmann p-rf 201, Kovac 3b 200, Pier ph 100, Barr ss 221, Shedlock 1b, 200, Bollinger c 200, Gibbons cf 301. Totals – 22-2-5

JUNIATA VALLEY (12): Johnson ss 342, TJ Wilson c 302, TR Wilson p 300, Dick 1b 411, Allison cf 312, Morningstar 2b 111, Sodmont 2b 110, Boone dh 200, Miller rf lf 100, Edwards 3b 311, Carolus 3b 100, Rodkey lf 211, Hearn ph 100, Shea rf 000 Totals 28-12-10

SCORE BY INNINGS

Juniata Valley …173 10X X — 12 10 3

Bellwood-Antis … 010 10X X — 2 5 4

E–Barr, Bollinger, Shedlock, Kost, Johnson 3, 2B- Johnson, Wilson 2 HR-Luensmann. RBI–Gibbons, Kost, Johnson, Morninstar 2, Edwards, Allison, TJ Wilson 2, Dick 2, Boone, TR Wilson, Luensmann.WP–TR Wilson. LP–Luensmann. SO–Luensmann 2, Pellegrine 2, TR Wilson 3. BB–Luensmann 2, Pellegrine 3, Miller 1, TR Wilson 3

Records: Juniata Valley (2-1), Bellwood-Antis (3-2).

Pirates defeated

WILLIAMSBURG — Winning pitcher Cainen Atherton drove in three runs and limited Williamsburg to just one hit in an 18-2 Mount Union triumph over the Blue Pirates.

SCORE BY INNINGS

Mount Union 472 05X X–18 13 2

Williamsburg 000 20X X– 2 1 5

Multiple hits–Renninger 2, Danish 2, Lear 2 (MU). WP–Atherton. LP–Detwiler.

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