Bellefonte Little League
1958 State Champions
1958 State Championship recap
Bellefonte pulled out an extra-inning win in the semifinal round. Rod Mitchell was the hero for Bellefonte. His two-run double in the fifth broke a scoreless tie, and, after Mill Creek-Seneca forced extra innings by scoring two in the bottom of the sixth, Mitchell’s three-run homer again broke the tie. Winning pitcher Gary Kellogg struck out 13 for Bellefonte.
In the state championship, Bellefonte rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge Jessup Carbino in the state championship game. Jessup pitcher Hank Zeino took a perfect game into the sixth inning, and teammate Bob Cicci’s homer had given Jessup a 1-0 lead. In the sixth, however, Bill Foresman and Charley Fletmake drew walks, and pinch hitter John Sodergren doubled down the rightfield line to tie the game. One out later, Rod Mitchell lofted a sacrifice fly to right field that plated Sodergren with the winning run.
1958 Bellefonte All-Star Roster
Michael Ranio Jr.
Charles Fletemaker Jr.
Manager and Coach