Lewistown Foxpro 6, Spring Mills Braves 1
LEWISTOWN – Isaiah Kearns and A.J. Scheffel powered the Lewistown offense as Foxpro dropped Spring Mills by the final score of 6-1 in a Centre County Baseball League baseball game on Thursday.
The Braves struck first in the top of the first inning as Spring Mills starting pitcher Rylan Bailey helped himself with a single to left field that brought home Cole Knable giving the Braves a 1-0 lead.
But from then on, it was all Foxpro as in the bottom half of the first, Kearns grounded out to third. However, Kearns managed to drive in Hunter Walker to even the game at one apiece.
Then in the bottom of the second, Josh Rosefsky singled to right that scored Scheffel from second to make it 2-1. Then later in the inning, Walker smacked in a single of his own that brought home Ty Hunter to extend the lead to 3-1.
In the bottom of third inning, Kearns led off the frame and got ahead in the count against Bailey 3-1 before Kearns got a hold of the ball and tanked it well over the center field fence making it a 4-1 lead. Scheffel then fired a shot up the middle that scored Evan Mock, extending the Lewistown lead to 5-1.
The last Lewistown run came in the bottom of the sixth inning where Scheffel found himself at second base after a single and a stolen base, Hunter came to the plate and singled him in.
Scheffel was perfect at the plate going 3-for-3 with an RBI. Walker was also perfect and was 2-for-2 at the plate including an RBI. Kearns was 1-for-3 with a home run and Evan Pupo was 1-for-3 with a double.
In total, Foxpro scored six runs on 11 hits for the evening.
Kearns also made an impact on the mound for Lewistown as well as he went the distance. And in those seven innings of work, Kearns gave up one run on two hits while striking out seven and walked three batters for the game.
Foxpro displayed some defensive highlights in the game as well. The first big play defensively came from catcher Walker who made a diving catch to get Knable out who tried to lay down a bunt only to pop the ball up. Once Walker made the catch, he quickly realized Mason Greene was not at second base and fired the ball over to second and got Greene out to end the inning with a double play. The other big defensive play came from Rosefsky in the top of the fourth when Bailey hammered a shot to right field with Rosefsky coming a very long way and reaching out and made the catch.
Lewistown is now (10-3) and will look to keep the winning ways going as Foxpro will host Blanchard on Sunday at 2 p.m.