Mountville vs Manheim Twp-LNP Midget-Midget Quarterfinal

Mountville pitcher Logan Harelson (10) on the mound against Manheim Twp. during fifth inning action of a Midget-Midget quarterfinal game at Kunkle Field in Mt. Joy Monday July 9, 2018.

The Mountville Indians took a first-inning walk on the wild side — four of them, to be precise — and advanced to the winners’ bracket semifinal of the 73rd annual LNP Tournament Midget-Midget Division with an 11-6 victory over the Manheim Township Streaks, Monday at Mount Joy’s Kunkle Field.

On Tuesday, Mountville will take on Warwick, which defeated Manheim VFW in Monday’s other first-round game of the double-elimination tournament.

Taking advantage of the aforementioned walks and six hits, the Indians batted around, plus four, in a nine-run outburst that all but sealed the Streaks’ fate.

Ryan Jackson’s RBI hit opened the gates and Logan Weyforth, Logan Waughtel and Jordan Young drew bases-loaded walks from Streaks starter Trey Eckman.

Aidan Hodge and Ethan Green greeted reliever Braden Leed with an RBI hits and Levi Hackman cleared the bases with a ringing double to the fence in center field.

The eruption erased the Streaks’ 3-0 lead that was forged in the top of the first on Andrew Flury’s two-run double and Eckman’s RBI groundout.

Josh Boll came on to pitch the second for the Streaks and restored order, retiring the next six batters.

Township made a bid to get back in the game with a three-run third.

Ben Connors singled in Boll, who doubled, and scored on Eckman’s base hit. Eckman came around to score on a wild pitch, narrowing Mountville’s advantage to 9-6.

The Indians reached Boll for single runs in the fourth and fifth innings — one run unearned — for the final accounting.

Warwick Phillies 7, Manheim VFW 3: The Phillies broke up a taut pitchers duel with a five-run fourth inning and advanced to Tuesday's winner’s bracket semifinal.

Meanwhile, Manheim and Manheim Township will meet in an elimination game in the 6 p.m. opener at Kunkle Field.

Through three innings, Manheim’s Cole Groff linked up with the Phillies’ Josh Zimmerman, each limiting their opponent to a lone run.

VFW touched Zimmerman for an unearned run in the first inning as Kylen Watson reached on an error, eventually scoring on a wild pitch.

A walk and infield hit set the table for Warwick’s Cody Lutz in the third and he delivered with an RBI double.

Each reached their pitch-count limit in the fourth inning, a state that hurt Manheim more than it did Warwick.

With one out in the fourth,Tyler Marley singled off Groff, who was relieved by Amauri Ramirez.

Ramirez walked the three batters he faced, forcing in two runs. Cale Martin relieved him, greeted by Sawyer Martin’s RBI single and Trevor Evans’ two-run single.

Ethan Zipko capped the five-run rally with an RBI groundout and the Phillies led 6-1.

Manheim got two back in the top of the fifth off Zipko, who came on in relief of Zimmerman.

Ty Clugston’s two-run single made it a 6-3 game, but Zipko stranded Clugston at third and Zac Hahn at first, then closed out the win with a 1-2-3 sixth.

Warwick added insurance when Mason Burr was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the fifth, moved up on a wild pitch and scored on an error.