B-A continues win streak


Christina Kowalski

Third baseman Jack Showalter hands the ball over to pitcher Cory Parson.

The Bellwood-Antis baseball team finished out the regular season with a pair of wins over Everett and Claysburg-KImmel to improve their record to 13-7.

Thursday the Blue Devils traveled to Everett where they defeated the warriors 12-10 in nine innings and on Saturday they bested Claysburg 9-1 at home.

At Everett B-A took an early lead scoring one run in the first and then added six more in the third inning to jump ahead 7-0. Fielding errors then started causing problems in the fourth inning. In the fourth B-A gave up four runs and then two more in the fifth while they were unable to make it around the bases.

Bellwood scored one run in the top of the seventh to give them 8-6 lead but Everett came back to tie it in the bottom of the inning to force the game into extras.

Neither team scored again until the ninth inning when Bellwood tallied their twelfth run. Everett almost tied the game again in the ninth but B-A was able to hold them to just two runs.

Sawyer Kline led the Blue Devils offensively with three hits and two RBI’s. Noah Burns was right behind him with two hits and two RBI’s and Jordan McCracken added two hits and an RBI.

On Saturday B-A hosted Claysburg and got things started early again scoring two in the bottom of the first inning. B-A added two more runs in the third, four in the fourth inning and they sealed their win with a lone run in the sixth. Claysburg scored their only run in the third inning.

Sawyer Kline was on the mound for B-A when the faced Claysburg. Kline tossed 10 strikeouts in the victory while only giving up three hits.

Joe Padula and Sawyer Kline each had two hits apiece at the plate. Padula and Nevin Wood each crossed home three times accounting for six of the runs.

With their 13-7 record the Blue Devils made it into District 6 AA playoffs as a 14 seed. The will play Bishop McCort Thursday at 4 P.M. The game will be played at Point Stadium in Johnstown.