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Gov. Mifflin wins PIAA Class 5A baseball title

Gov. Mifflin made school history Friday night.

The Mustangs (24-5) won the program’s first state baseball title, beating Hollidaysburg 2-1 in the PIAA Class 5A championship game at Penn State.

Junior pitcher Ethan Grim got the win, throwing two-hit ball for six innings with junior Bryce Detwiler getting the save in the seventh inning.

The Mustangs took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Bryce Wunderlich to centerfield to score courtesy runner Ryan Lehman.

Grim hit the 105 pitch count in the sixth inning, ending his night on the mound with 110 pitches thrown. He was replaced by Detwiler in the top of the seventh inning, who struck out the side. Grim allowed just two hits and 11 strikeouts in six innings of work. He walked three batters.

The Mustangs tied the game in the bottom of the third inning when Travis Jenkins grounded out to first, scoring Detwiler who had doubled and moved to third on a hit by Branson Adams.

Hollidaysburg’s Jake Hileman hit an RBI single in the top of the third inning to give the Golden Tigers a 1-0.

Grim walked Brady Michaels to start the inning and then he was bunted over to second base. Hileman followed with a hard-hit ball to shortstop that Bryce Detwiler dove for, got a glove on but it was hit too hard and scooted into the outfield.

Hollidaysburg starting pitcher Paul Wedel  was replaced with one out in the sixth inning by Carson Kensinger.

Gov. Mifflin finished second in the District 3 tournament and then ran off four wins to win the state title.

The Mustangs had not won a game in four state playoff appearances before this season.

 


Source: Berkshire mont

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