LEWISTOWN — State College may have already locked up the Continental Collegiate Baseball League regular season championship, but Dingers of Clearfield served notice the playoffs might be more interesting by pinning the first loss on the champs 8-1 Saturday afternoon.
Then, Dingers upped its second-place record to 9-4 by trimming Lewistown 10-6.
Bart McGary stymied State College on three hits over five innings but wound up with no decision, departing with the score 1-1. Todd Schickling singled home a run in the bottom of the fifth to offset State\’s tally in the third.
Reliever Mike Davidson was rewarded for two hitless and scoreless innings, claiming the victory as beneficiary of a seven-run outburst in the sixth. The key hits were two-run singles by Schickling, McGary and Thomas Yeager.
Schickling, whose double was the lone extra base hit for the winners, and Cory Bailor each had three of the winners\’ 11 hits.
Dingers had a balanced attack against Lewistown, Davidson the only player with two hits. Bailor had a two-run double and Philip Solley had a two-run single. Dingers led all the way, capitalizing on nine walks to plate seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Travis McDonald notched the win for five innings of work, allowing four hits and three earned runs. He struck out three and walked three. Dusty Minarchick gave up two hits and three earned runs in two innings.
Dingers is booked for a 12:30 p.m. game at St. Marys Sunday.