B-A loses big to P-O

Blue Devil nine mercy-ruled for the third time

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Noah Burns and Nevin Wood chat at second base during the game.

Christina Kowalski, Sports/Social Media Editor

The Bellwood-Antis baseball team lost 10-0 to the Philipsburg-Osceola Mountaineers in a non-conference game yesterday in Centre County.

The game ended in five innings when the mercy rule went into effect.

Jordan McCracken had the only hit of the game in the first inning to prevent the no-hitter for P-O.

We are extremely young, and we are looking for leaders to step up to keep the team focused each day.”

— Coach Conlon

Sawyer Kline started pitching for the Blue Devils, but Trent Walker and Joe Padula came into relieve him.

Bellwood-Antis, who has been struggling with errors all year, had five errors against the Mounties, leading to 6 of P-O’s runs.

“We will have one game where we do most things well, then the next it seems like we forget how to play,” said Head Coach Steve Conlon.

The Blue Devils, who are now 4-4, have lost to some of the top teams in the District 6-AA.   Philipsburg and Mt. Union, who are both undefeated, beat B-A by 10 to end the games early.  Bellefonte also beat Bellwood by 10, with the mercy rule coming into effect in the sixth inning.  Their fourth loss came to Juniata Valley, which only has one loss this year.

Conlon also added, “We are extremely young, and we are looking for leaders to step up to keep the team focused each day.”

The Blue Devils will be back in action today when they host Moshannon Valley.