MILTON — After an 0-for-3 day at the plate on Tuesday, Milton’s Dalton Guisewite was due for a big day, and so were the rest of the Black Panthers.
Guisewite hit a two-run home run in the first inning to get Milton off to a hot start and on the way to a 5-4 Heartland Athletic Conference Division I victory over Jersey Shore Wednesday at Milton Area High School.
“It feels really good to get the win — especially after (a 4-1 loss to Shamokin on Tuesday),” said Guisewite. “I had an awesome at-bat after an 0-for-3 game last night.”
A Brandon Feltman RBI single in the third pushed Milton’s lead to 3-0 before Dillon Stokes followed with an RBI single to make it a four-run advantage. The Black Panthers later added an insurance run when Philip Davis scored on a passed ball in the fourth.
Stokes finished with the complete-game victory for Milton (1-6). Stokes struck out three, walked four and allowed four earned runs off six hits in a 97-pitch effort.
“It was really nice to be out on the mound for the whole game. We played well as a team for the entire game,” said Stokes, who also batted 2-for-3 on the day.
“I felt relaxed at the plate and I saw the ball really well,” Stokes added.
Davis finished with a 2-for-4 day for the Black Panthers, who had seven hits in the game along with no errors.
“I feel great (about the win). The guys are working hard, and It’s good when things go our way,” said Milton coach Chip Rearick, whose team next hosts Lewisburg at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
“The kids battled hard tonight. We play Lewisburg on Friday, and we’re taking it one game at a time.”
Milton 5, Jersey Shore 4
Jersey Shore 000 010 3 — 4-6-4
Milton 202 100 x — 5-7-0
WP: Dillon Stokes. LP: Nate Ewing.
Jersey Shore hitters: Ewing, single, walk; Aaron Best, HR (7th, 2 on), 3 RBI; Sean Anderson, 2-for-3, double, run scored; Eli Fishel, single, RBI, run.
Milton hitters: Philip Davis, 2-for-4, run scored; Chase Hoffman, walk, run; Brandon Feltman, single, RBI, 2 runs; Dalton Guisewite, HR (1st, 1 on), 2 RBI; Stokes, 2-for-3, RBI; Bryce Gower, single.
MIFFLINBURG — A perfect day at the plate by Gavin Enders lifted the Wildcats to the Heartland-II victory over the Warriors.
Enders batted 4-for-4 and hit an RBI double in the fourth inning and a two-run double in the sixth to give Mifflinburg (8-0, 4-0 HAC-II) enough runs to hold off Montoursville.
Denzel Sampsell added a 3-for-3 day that included a double. He also hit an RBI single in the second inning for the Wildcats.
Cade Dressler pitched 5 1/3 innings to get the win. He struck out eight and walked two. Michael Warren then nailed down the save for Mifflinburg, which will host Central Columbia today at 4:30 p.m.
Mifflinburg 6, Montoursville 5
Montoursville 001 021 1 — 5-6-1
Mifflinburg 020 202 x — 6-9-2
Gabe Phillips, Hunter Shearer (5) and Jackson Dalena. Cade Dressler, Michael Warren (6) and Josh Foster.
WP: Dressler. LP: Shearer. S: Warren.
Montoursville hitters: Logan Ott, single, RBI; Josh Berger, 2-for-4, run scored; Nolan Kutney, 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs.
Mifflinburg hitters: Gavin Enders, 4-for-4, 2 doubles, 3 RBI; Denzel Sampsell, 3-for-3, double, RBI.
Southern Columbia 11
Warrior Run 1
CATAWISSA — The Tigers poured on the runs late to take a shortened HAC-III victory over the Defenders.
Braden Bomberger singled and scored a run, plus Hayden Woland singled and drove in Bomberger to plate the only run for Warrior Run (0-9) in the sixth inning.
Warrior Run next plays at Muncy today at 4:30 p.m.
Southern Columbia 11, Warrior Run 1 (6 innings)
at Southern Columbia
Warrior Run 000 001 — 1-3-6
Southern 201 152 — 11-11-1
WP: Massala. LP: Anzulavich.
Warrior Run hitters: Braden Bomberger, single, run scored; Hayden Woland, single, RBI.
Southern hitters: Caputo, 3 hits, 2 runs scored, RBI; Tillett, 2 hits, RBI, run; Zachman, 3 hits, 2 runs, RBI; Yancoskie, 3 RBI.
Lewisburg 1 (4 innings)
LEWISBURG — The Lancers scored eight in th esecond and six in the third en route to a mercy-rule-shortened victory Wednesday in Lewisburg.
The Dragons fell to 3-5. Loyalscok improved to 4-5.
Lewisburg is back in action Friday at Milton.
Loyalsock 18, Lewisburg 1 (4 innings)
Loyalsock 086 4 – 18-15-0
Lewisburg 000 1 – 1-2-0
Chase Cavanaugh, Connor Watkins (4) and Rees Watkins. Nick Shedleski, Owen Arndt (3), Colt Kline (4), Peter Marrara (4) and Dakotah Snyder.
WP: Cavanaugh, (2-0). LP: Shedleski.
Loyalsock hitters: Alex Schluter 2-3; Connor Watkins 2-3, 2B; Nick Barone 2-3; Dane Armson 4-4, 2B, 3B; Rees Watkins 2-4, 2B; Anthony Pastore 1-1.
Records: Loyalsock is 4-5, Lewisburg is 3-5.
Central Mountain 5, Danville 4
South Williamsport 2, Hughesville 1
Millville 10, Neumann 0
Montgomery 4, CMVT 2