The Huntingdon baseball team ended its season on a negative note Saturday in Altoona. The Bearcats, looking to win two straight games for just the second time in the season, managed just two hit and lost a 12-0, five-inning decision to the Mountain Lions.
The Bearcats finished their season with a disappointing 7-12 record. Altoona, currently the top seed in the District 6-6A rankings, is now 10-6.
Altoona pitcher A.J. Bardelang faced the minimum over the first three innings. He walked Zack Peck in the second, but the Bearcat was erased by a double play.
The Mountain Lions got the only run they needed in the bottom of the first. Matt Hartman led it off with a single, stole second and went to third on a one-out single by Jake Hunter. The run scored on a base hit by Marcus Day.
With one out in the third, Adam Sinisi walked and Hunter followed with a two-run homer to left. Day doubled and Ian Yon hit a single. A Bearcat errors put runners at second and third. Brendan Baney capitalized with a two-run double.
A walked to Owen Kravitz and a single by Brendan Kuhns loaded the bases. AidanSteinbugl grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Baney, then Kravitz came home on a wild pitch.
After an out to start the top of the fourth, Jake Wagner doubled. A ground out to the pitcher produced the second out before Nick Gearhart walked. The Bearcats weren’t able to capitalize.
In the bottom of the inning, Sinisi reached on an error to get things started for Altoona. Walks to Hunter and Day loaded the bases and Yon delivered a two-run single. After a walk to Baney loaded the bases, Kravitz singled in one run, a walk to Kuhns forced in another and Steinbugl grounded out to bring in the final run for the Mountain Lions.
Jack Ritchey walked and Brady Handy reached on an error in the top of the fifth, but were stranded by a strikeout.
Bardelang went the distance for the Altoona, striking out three, walking two and allowing just two hits.
For the Bearcats, Isaac Snare started and suffered the loss. He and a pair of relievers struck out one, walked six and allowed 10 hits.