Ian Dinsmore had the go-ahead hit in the sixth inning and Dominick Bragalone went 4 for 4 as West End beat Altoona, 17-11, to claim the Age 15 Babe Ruth District 8 title Monday in Clearfield.
West End, which went 4-0 in districts, hosts the state tournament at Logue Field beginning July 19. It was West End's second win over Altoona in the tournament.
Bailey Young capped a big series by going 3 for 4 Monday. Bradley Walter pitched two innings for the save.
Jake Glavin had a walk-off 2-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give West End a 10-9 win over Altoona in the Babe Ruth District 8 14-year-old championship game. Eight West End players had hits and eight players scored a run. Alec Fantaskey, DayKing Napoleon and Justin Geary all had two hits for West End.
The 14-year-olds advance to the state tournament from July 18-23 in Milroy.
In Minor Baseball, Dominic Harding hit three doubles and scored two runs to help Newberry defeat Keystone, 8-7, in the District 12 9-10-year-old winners' bracket final of the baseball tournament. Colin Holt added two hits for Newberry as well. Newberry came back in the bottom of the sixth facing a 7-6 deficit to win.
South Williamsport won thanks to a 3-run walk off home run in the seventh inning to down Montgomery, 12-11. South Williamsport moves further in the losers' bracket to face Montoursville today, with the winner playing on the Fourth of July against Keystone in the losers' bracket final.
Age 15 Babe Ruth
West End 17, Altoona 11
District 8 championship
West End501 214 4-17
Altoona005 042 0-11
LOB-West End 15, Altoona 7. E-Noah Esposito, Dylan Adams, Austin Pope. 2B-Noah Esposito, Bailey Young, Damone Buxton, Anthony Caruso, Trentim Martin, Josh Degol, Joel Reighard. HR-Dominick Bragalone. HBP-Noah Esposito, Tommy Baggett, Dominick Bragalone, Austin Pope. SF-Ian Dinsmore. SB-Austin Pope.
PB-Bailey Young, Damone Buxton, Luke Stultz, Austin Pope. SO-Justin Niklaus, Thad Campbell. BB-Bailey Young, Tommy Baggett, Ian Dinsmore (2), Marc McClain, Damone Buxton (2), Anthony Caruso (2), Justin Niklaus, Thad Campbell, Dylan Adams, Devin Miller, Matt Gormley, Austin Pope.
Age 14 Babe Ruth
West End 10, Altoona 9
District 8 championship
Altoona030 210 21-9 9 1
West End005 020 12-10 10 5
Andrew Cline, Bubba Johnson (5) and Catcher Cummings. Alec Fantaskey, Derrick Fisher (5), Caleb Schmucker (7) and Brandon Spokes. WP-Schmucker. LP-Johnson.
Top West End hitters: Alec Fantaskey 2-3; DayKing Napoleon 2-4; Justin Geary 2-3, 2 runs; Caleb Schmucker 1-3, 2B, RBI; Brandon Spokes 1-3, 2B; Jake Glavin 1-3, walk-off 2 run single, 2 RBIs
Next game: State tournament held in Milroy, Pa., from July 18-23
South Williamsport 12, Montgomery 11
Montgomery110 410 4-11
S.W.011 113 5-12
Montgomery pitchers: D. Bennet, T. Miller. South Williamsport pitchers: I. Bolay, K. Alexander.
Top Montgomery hitters: D. Bennet 3-5; S. Prince 2-3; B. Strouse 2-5; T. Miller 2-5. Top South Williamsport hitters: C. Klem 3-5, 3-run HR; A. Nash 5-5.
Newberry 8, Keystone 7
Keystone200 302-7 9 3
Newberry221 012-8 12 2
Ross Glossner, Colin Bowman (4) and Trey Gentzyel. Logan Burkett, Dakota Hill (6), Derek Gair (6) and Dominic Harding. WP-Gair. LP-Bowman.
Top Keystone hitters: Trey Gentzyel 2-4; Ross Glossner 2-4; Colin Bowman 2-4. Top Newberry hitters: Dominic Harding 3-3, 3 2Bs, 2 runs; Colin Holt 2-2.
Montoursville 13, Brandon 1
Brandon010 0 -- 1 4 5
Montoursville364 0 -- 13 10 0
Alex Gerou, Idris Martin (3) and Jonathan Zayes. Hunter Scherer, Logan Ott (3) and Cole Ranck. W - Scherer. L - Gerou.
Top Brandon hitters: Gerou 2-2, Brock Moyer 1-2. Top Montoursville hitters: Cameron Wood 3-3, 2 2B; Logan Ott 2-3 3B; Joel Verico 1-1