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Bellefonte falls 2-0 to Huntingdon in pitcher’s duel; JV takes loss

BY JOEY MORRISON
BAHS Sports Editor

In a game that featured only four hits in total, Bellefonte fell 2-0 to the Huntingdon Bearcats.

Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong started for the Red Raiders, throwing six innings. He gave up two earned runs, two hits, walked two, and struck out nine. The fatal blow to the Raiders was a Huntingdon two-run home run in the sixth inning.

“I thought I was commanding my fastball well deep in the count. But what really hurt me was my inconsistency with my curveball. There were times where I’d usually throw a curveball but had to throw a fastball to make sure it was a strike,” Armstrong said.

Armstrong was relieved by Tyler Kreger in the seventh inning, and he pitched a scoreless inning for the Red Raiders. Kreger allowed one baserunner on a walk.

“Adam made two bad pitches all day; lead off bean ball followed by a pitch up to a good hitter that crushed it. Defense was solid again,” Head Coach Dan Fravel said.

Bellefonte’s offense only had two hits against Huntingdon starter Jared Showalter, from Cade Fortney and CJ Funk.

“If you don’t hit, you won’t win. Their pitcher dominated us again,” Coach Fravel said.

Showalter proved to be a challenge for Bellefonte hitters.

“He had good off speed pitches that were hard to pick up,” Fortney said.

The Red Raiders will look to bounce back at home on May 2 against Philipsburg-Osceola.

JV starts out strong but takes the loss

The JV team jumped out to an early lead scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning off only 2 hits, but never collected another hit the rest of the game and dropped a mercy rule defeat to Huntingdon 18-6. The lone hits were off the bats of CJ Lauck and Nick Catalano. Jonathan Meyer took the loss going 3 innings and while giving up 7 runs. Bellefonte also had relief appearances from Mason Grey, Garrett Kuhn, and Austin Greene.

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