District 4 Class AAA Semi-final
Central Columbia 8, Hughesville 4
The Spartans entered last Tuesday’s District 4 Class AAA semifinals as the fourth seed against top-seeded Central Columbia. The Spartans put a run on the board in the first inning and scored three two-out runs in the fifth inning, turning a two-run deficit into a 4-3 lead. Brenden Knight hit a two-out single before Carter Cowburn walked and Dylon Pequignot was hit by a pitch. Dylan Farnsworth had beaten out a throw to first base while Levi Bitler ran to home plate scoring from second. Central rallied in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead for good defeating the Spartans, 8-4.
Hughesville pitchers allowed just two hits through five innings and outhit the Blue Jays, 9-4. Hughesville closed its season 13-9 after winning its first playoff game and reaching the district semifinals for the first time since 2016.
Hughesville 100 030 0-4 8 2; Central 200 105 x-8 4 3
Dylon Pequignot, Devin Swank (4), Carter Cowburn (6) and Tyler Wetzel. Cade Davis, Dylan Harris (6) and Carter Crawford. W-Harris. L-Swank. Top Hughesville hitters: Cowburn 2-3, BB, R; Swank 2-4, R; Brenden Knight 1-4, RBI,t R; Clayton Poust 1-3, R; Jackson Bower 1-3, SB; Dylan Farnsworth 1-4, RBI. Top Central hitters: Crawford 1-3, 2 RBIs; Trystan Crawford 2-3, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, 2 R.
District 4 Class AAA quarterfinals
Hughesville 13, NP-Mansfield 5
Hughesville won their first playoff game since 2016 defeating North Penn-Mansfield, 13-5. Coen Riegner, Devin Swank and Brenden Knight had two-run hits in the third and fifth innings, and the Spartans continued scoring with eight runs in the last two innings of the District 4 Class AAA quarterfinals at Bodine Park. Dylon Pequignot threw three innings of scoreless relief to earn the win, Dylan Farnsworth drove in three runs.
NP-Mansfield 002 200 1-5 7 3; Hughesville 113 053 x-13 12 2
Noah Spencer, Jake Evans (5) and Cam Fabian. Carter Cowburn, Dylon Pequignot (4), Devin Swank (7) and Tyler Wetzel. W-Pequignot, (5-2). L-Spencer, (7-2).
Top NP-Mansfield hitters: Spencer 2-4, RBI; Bryan Bogaczyk 2-3, R; Fabian 1-3, 2B, RBI, R; Blaze Deitrick 1-2, 2 R; Derek Litzelman 1-4. Top Hughesville hitters: Pequignot 3-4, R; Dylan Farnsworth 2-3, 3 RBIs, 2 R; Jackson Bower 1-2, 2B, 2 RBIs; Brenden Knight 1-3, 2 RBIs, R; Coen Riegner 1-4, 2 RBIs; Tyler Wetzel 1-3, RBI; Cowburn 1-4, 2 R; Clayton Poust 1-4, 2B, R; Swank 1-5, 2 RBIs, 2 R.
District 4 Class AA quarterfinals
Max Rymsza went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs, but Muncy lost to the Tigers, 6-5, in nine innings at Southern Columbia and was eliminated from the District 4 Class AA tournament. Southern scored the winning run on a two-out error. The Indians were leading 4-0 in the fourth as both Rymsza and Ross Eyer (2 for 4) hit doubles. Southern was up 5-4 in the seventh inning, but Muncy rallied to tie the game and force extra innings.
Southern Columbia 6, Muncy 5 (9 INNINGS)
Muncy 200 200 100-5 9 2; Southern 000 311 001-6 10 0
Ross Eyer, Max Rymsza (8), and Braydon Kamerer. Matt Masala, Liam Klebon (4), Gatlin Hovenstine (7), and Owen Sosnoski. W-Hovenstine. L-Rymsza.
Top Muncy hitters: Max Rymsza 3-4, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI; Ross Eyer 2-4, 2B, run, RBI. Top Southern Columbia hitters: Jacob Cambria 2-5; Liam Klebon 2-4, 2 runs; Braden Heim 1-5, 2B, run, RBI; Gatlin Hovenstine 2-2, HR, run, RBI.