WILLIAMSPORT — Despite injuries suffered to both Michael Warren and Reed Wagner during Friday’s game at Williamsport, Mifflinburg American Legion manager Shawn Cooper had some capable replacements that helped produce a 14-4, five-inning victory in Susquehanna Valley American Legion League West Branch action.
Warren started the game on the mound for Post 410 (8-1), before he left in the second and was replaced by Denzel Sampsell. Eric Zimmerman entered in the fourth and finished the game out for Mifflinburg.
“I had to throw both Sampsell and Zimmerman (Friday). We have two games coming up (today and Sunday), but we’ll figure something out,” said Mifflinburg manager Shawn Cooper.
Offensively, however, Mifflinburg tallied 10 runs in the first inning to score all the runs the team needed. Garrett Becker hit a two-run double and Mason Cooper had an RBI single to key the first for Post 410.
Mifflinburg next plays at Montoursville this morning at 11 a.m., and then on Sunday Post 410 plays at Jersey Shore at 1 p.m.
Mifflinburg 14, Williamsport 4 (5 innings)
Mifflinburg (10)22 00 — 14-10-2
Williamsport 040 00 — 4-3-3
Michael Warren, Denzel Sampsell (2), Eric Zimmerman (4) and Josh Foster. Brandon Loner, Keyon Burkholder (1), Jaiden Cioffi (2), Solomon Grant (3) and Amos.
WP: Sampsell. LP: Loner.
Mifflinburg hitters: Zimmerman, 2-for-4, 3 runs scored; Foster, 2-for-3, 2 RBI; Mason Cooper, single, RBI, 2 runs; Bryce Koonsman, double; Garrett Becker, double, 2 RBI.
Williamsport hitters: Evan Nagy, single, 2 walks.
WILLIAMSPORT — Lewisburg Post 182 scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning to hold on for the SVALL West Branch victory on Thursday at Loyalsock Township High School’s baseball field.
Lewisburg (8-2) trailed 1-0 before the fifth-inning explosion.
First, an error allowed Aaron Strosser and Colt Kline to score the first two runs for Lewisburg. Later on in the fifth, Dakota Snyder hit an infield RBI single to plate Brett Herman. The inning’s final run came home on a bases-loaded walk drawn by Josh Heath.
Snyder also got the complete-game win for Post 182. He struck out two, walked two and gave up the one run off seven hits.
Lewisburg 4, Williamsport 1
Thursday at Williamsport
Lewisburg000040 0 — 4-5-2
Williamsport000100 0 — 1-7-3
Dakota Snyder and Kaiden Wagner. Kyle Ferguson, B. Loner (5) and D. Mankey.
WP: Snyder. LP: Ferguson.
Lewisburg hitters: Aaron Hoover, single, walk; Snyder, single, RBI; Josh Heath, walk, RBI; Aaron Strosser, single, run scored; Colt Kline, 2-for-3, run; Brett Herman, 2 RBI, run; Dustin Terry, run.
Williamsport hitters: Soloman Grant, single; J. Cioffi, single; E. Nagy, walk, run scored; Mankey, single, walk; J. Schurer, single; Loner, single; N. Amos, single, RBI; Burkholder, single.