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Hoover allows one hit over final six innings

In scoring position

Tyrone Legion runner Aaron Cunningham is safe after stealing second base against Juniata VFW on Friday evening at the Harry K. Sickler Athletic Park. Cunningham scored the tying run in the fourth inning after Tyrone Legion began the game up 4-0. Legion won the game 5-4. (The Daily Herald/Bob Miller)

TYRONE–Tom Sims was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to drive in what turned out to be the game-winning run as Tyrone Legion topped Juniata VFW 5-4.
Juniata VFW scored all its runs in the first inning, as the first three batters had base hits. Tyrone starter Randy Hoover allowed only one hit the rest of the game, giving the Legion a chance to stage a comeback.
Mike Romano capped off a three-run first for Tyrone Legion with a RBI single that scored Jamie Levinson. Josh Clark tied the game in the fourth when he drew a walk with the bases loaded.
“Randy did a great job forgetting about the first inning. If we don’t make three errors, he may have only given up a run or two tonight,” Tyrone Legion manager Mike Boytim said. “We left a lot of runners in scoring position, and we’ll have to get better in those situations if we expect to make the playoffs.”
Hoover’s only jam after the first was in the sixth when VFW had runners on second and third with one out, but Hoover got a pop-out, and Aaron Cunningham made a running catch in the gap to preserve the lead.
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Tyrone Legion 5 Juniata VFW 4
JUNIATA VFW (4): Wyandt ss 411, McPhee 2b 411, Wineland lf 401, Walters dh 410, Elliott rf-p 000, Black 1b-p 310, Adams p-1b-rf 200, Kuny cf 301, Payne c 100, Moschella 3b 200. TOTALS–27-4-4.
TYRONE LEGION (5): Clark cf 211, Hunter ss-3b 310, Anders c 300, T. Hertzler lf 000, Levinson ss 312, Hoover p 410, Romano 1b 301, Cunningham 2b-lf 211, Rodland rf 200, Sims 3b-2b 201. TOTALS–24-5-6.
SCORE BY INNINGS
Juniata VFW 400 000 0 4-4-1
Tyrone Legion 300 110 0 5-6-5
2B: Wyandt, Wineland.
RBI: McPhee, Wineland, Clark, Levinson, Hoover, Romano, Sims.
SO: R. Hoover 5, Adams 4, Black 1.
BB: Hoover 2, Adams 3, Black 2.
WP: Hoover. LP: Black.
Records: Tyrone Legion (6-8).