Eagles lose to Mounties and Bearcats this week

Jr High scores two victories against PO

Michael Stoner for Daily Herald April 15, 2023

The Tyrone Golden Eagles suffered back-to-back losses on Monday and Wednesday against Mountain League opponents. They lost 17-7 against the Philipsburg Mounties Monday afternoon and the Huntingdon Bearcats 7-2 on Wednesday.

The Golden Eagles found themselves behind early on Monday, the Mounties jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Mounties wouldn’t stop there as the Golden Eagles found themselves behind 10-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning with the 10-run rule looming if they failed to score.

Tyrone was able to get their first run aboard in the bottom of the fourth inning when an Ashton Walk single up the middle allowed Kendall Lehner to come around from second for their first run. PO would immediately add another run in the top of the 5th inning once again threatening to end the game early if Tyrone did not respond in the bottom of the inning.

Tyrone was able to add three runs in both the bottom of the 5th and 6th innings on RBI hits by Zach Legars, Ryan Seeger, and Landon Hamer, but the Golden Eagles’ late comeback push was not enough as PO slammed the door shut putting up six runs in the top of the 7th inning to secure the victory.

In their second game of the week, the Golden Eagles’ luck remained the same as the Huntingdon Bearcats defeated them by a score of 7-2. Tyrone was playing catch up the whole game and was unable to overcome the Bearcats leading to the loss.

Huntingdon jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning but that lead was quickly cut in half by Tyrone in the top of the second inning as back-to-back singles off the bats of Ryan Light and Landon Hamer led to Joshua Patterson who was running for Hamer to come across to score on a passed ball.

Huntingdon instantly responded as they scored three more runs in the 3rd and 4th innings, with Tyrone training 5-1 at the halfway mark of this Mountain League matchup.

Tyrone once again got themselves within striking distance in the top of the fifth inning when Ross Gampe lined a double down the left-field line and brought Ashton Walk around to score, cutting the Bearcat lead to 5-2.

Right when Tyrone got back to within reach Huntingdon put up another two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning going up five runs which is all they would end up needing to secure the victory.

Tyrone after losing these back-to-back games will look to rebound Friday when they will take on Bishop Guilfoyle in the first round of the Curve Classic Friday afternoon.

Huntingdon 7, Tyrone 2

Tyrone (2): Walk dh 411, Coleman cf rf 400, Gampe ss 302, Legars c p cf 401, Hamer p c 302, Light lf 401, Patterson rf 200, Lehner 2b 201, McClure 3b 200 . Totals — 28-2-8. Huntingdon (7): Mykut cf 312, Foster 2b lf 312, Marshall c 412, Steele p 2b 300, Hack ss 300, G Woodward 1b 401, B Woodward 3b 321, Wallen rf 311, Sheffield lf p 210 Totals — 28-7-9.


Tyrone 010 010 0 – 2 8 3 Huntingdon 201 220 x – 7 6 3 E–Gampe 1, McClure 2. WP–Steele LP– Hamer. SO– Hamer 3, Legars 0, Bonsell 1, Steele 0, Miller 2, BB–Hamer 1, Legars 1, Bonsell 0, Steele 5, Miller 0. Records: Tyrone (2-4); Huntingdon (3-5).

PO 17, Tyrone 7

Tyrone (2) Walk 2b 312, Coleman p rf 422, Legars cf 323, Hamer c 312 McClure 3b 400, Light lf 401, Ewing 1b 200, Seager 1b 101, Lehner dh 211, Oakes ph 101, Miller cf 200 Totals — 30-7-13.

PO (6): Gustkey c 322, DeSimone cf 633, Wildman ss 525, Ivicic ss 110, Lamb 3b 411, Prestash lf 403, Emigh rf 421, Massung 1b 320, Scaife 1b 210, Hahn dh 432, McDonald 2b 311, Minarchick 2b 100 Totals — 40-17-19 . SCORE BY INNINGS

PO 313 310 6 – 17 19 2 Tyrone 000 133 0 – 7 13 6 E–Bonsell, Legars 2, Miller 2, Postreich, Wildman, Emigh Records: Tyrone (2-3); PO (4-2).

Jr High scored two victories over Philipsburg in Monday’s game. A-Team won 16-2 with Wyatt Kustenbauder pitching a full game and hitting a three run homer. Drew Irons added two homeruns. The B-Team held on to a 6-4 lead to secure he second victory of the night.