Red Raiders defeat Muncy in quarters
Montgomery 3, Muncy 0
Montgomery pitcher Marcus Bartlett threw a no-hitter in a 3-0 quarterfinal win over Muncy Saturday morning. The Raiders advanced to Bowman Field later that day for a semi-final game against Canton. Bartlett struck out five and won his sixth straight. The senior allowed five hits or fewer in a fifth straight complete-game.
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Marcus Bartlett and Alexander. Ken Koch and T.J. Moyle. W-Bartlett, (6-2). L-Koch, (5-2).
Top Montgomery hitters: Bartlett 1-3, R; Jake Miller 1-2, 2B, R; Alexander 2 BBs, R; Levi Lowe 1-3; Keanu Sauers 1-3, 2B.
Canton 10, Montgomery 0 (5 innings)
Canton scored two first-inning runs and led 4-0 after two and never looked back as the shutout the Red Raiders in five innings, 10-0. Canton pitcher Chase Pepper threw a five-inning perfect game and struck out 11. The top-seeded Warriors (19-2) advanced to Wednesday’s final against St. John Neumann.
Montgomery Red Raiders have reached the semifinals for a 10th straight season, the longest current streak among District 4 teams in any classification. The Raiders beat Muncy for a second straight time to reach the semifinals.
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Dylan Gordon and Mike Alexander. Chase Pepper and Travis Butcher. W-Pepper, (8-1). L-Gordon, (4-3).
Top Canton hitters: Pepper 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 R; Trevor Route 1-1, 2 BBs, 2 R; Garrett Wesneski 3-3, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R; Kyle Landis 1-3, 2 RBI, R; Conner Route 1-3, RBI, R; Tyler Cole 1-3, RBI; Mason Martell 1-2, BB, R. Records: Canton 19-2. Montgomery 14-8.
District 4 Class AA playoff roundup
Hughesville 8, Towanda 2
Tyler Mitcheltree, Sean Poust and Logan Bower stole two bases apiece while Zach Fry walked three times and scored twice as the Spartans defeated Towanda 8-2 in the District 4 Class AA playoffs. Hughesville moved on to the semi-finals where it will played Loyalsock Tuesday night at Bowman Field. Score not available at press time.
In the fifth Hughesville rallied as pinch hitter Adam Warburton led off with a single, Ryan McClain followed with a sacrifice bunt that put pinch runner Logan Bower in scoring position with one out. Poust’s single moved Bower to third and a Mitcheltree single scored Bower and Hughesville took the lead for good.
Mitcheltree started the game and threw 4 1/3 strong innings, allowing just three hits and striking out six. Justin Lambert, who got the win, did not allow a hit over the last 2 2/3 innings and struck out three.
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Tristen James, Dylan Bates (5th) and Nick Place, James (5th).
Tyler Mitcheltree, Justin Lambert (5th) and Brett Reitz. W- Lambert. L- James.
Top Towanda hitters: Noah Huff 1-2 run, SB; Sawyer Strope 1-2 RBI; Ethan Barto 1-3 run. Top Hughesville hitters: Tyler Mitcheltree 2-4 RBI, 2 runs, 2 SB; Brady Kimble 2-3 run, SB; Zach Fry 0-0 3 BB, 2 runs, 2 SB; Justin Lambert 0-2 BB, 2 RBI; Brett Reitz 1-2 2 RBI, SB; Sean Poust 2-3 2 runs, 2 SB; Adam Warburton 1-1.