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Keystone, Montoursville major baseball teams win District 12 openers

On Thursday, Keystone blanked Loyalsock, 12-0, to open the District 12 major baseball tournament. Montoursville defeated Williamsport Area, 14-1. Both Keystone and Montoursville advance in the winners’ bracket and Loyalsock and Montoursville fall in the losers’ bracket.

Keystone and Montoursville will play in the semifinals of the winners’ bracket on Monday evening at Loyalsock at 5:45 p.m.

Cy Heddings and Emerson Lehman combined on a 3-hitter for Montoursville, striking out 11 batters and then letting Montoursville’s defense, led by shortstop Elijah Eck take care of the rest. Eck also led the charge at the plate on a 3 for 3 night with two walks.

WALL’s only run of the game was set up by Montoursville’s only error of the game.

Williamsport Area and Loyalsock play at Loyalsock in an elimination game on Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

In the major softball tournament, Clinton defeated Williamsport Area, 16-1. Clinton advances to face Hepburn Lycoming at Hepburn on Friday. Williamsport Area falls into the losers’ bracket and will play on Monday.

District 12 major baseball

Montoursville 14, Williamsport Area 1

(5 innings)

Montoursville 030 47 – 14 10 1

WALL 000 01 – 1 3 3

Cy Heddings, Emerson Lehman (5) and Bryce Parker. Rowan Duffy, Adrian Zayas (4), Amaree Kidd (5) and Tevin Williams, Cooper Gutberlet (4) W: Heddings. L: Duffy.

Top Montoursville hitters: Elijah Eck 3-3, 2B, 2 BB, 3 RBI, 3 runs; Branson Fogleman 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Cy Heddings 1-3, 2 BB, RBI, 2 runs; Emerson Lehman 1-3, RBI, run; Cole Weaver 1-4, RBI, run; Brent Crawford 2-3, BB, 2 runs; Liam Lucas 2BB, run; Bryce Parker BB, run; Ryan Williams BB, run. Top WALL hitters: Mason Geyer 1-1, HB; Adrian Zayas 1-3, RBI; Austin Dietrick 1-3; Amaree Kidd BB, run

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