|ATHENS LITTLE LEAGUE (MINORS): ATHENS ANIMAL HOSPITAL NOTCHES WINS OVER FIREMEN, JAY'S CARPET (2018-06-03)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens Animal Hospital rolled over the Firemen Thursday, and edged past Jay’s Carpet One Saturday to avenge its only loss of the season to improve to 12-1 in Athens Little League Minors Division baseball action.
Athens Animal Hospital 16, Firemen 6
Athens Animal Hospital scored five runs in each of the first two innings, and led 13-1 after three innings en route to a 16-6 fur-inning win over the Firemen Thursday evening.
Eli Hicks had three hits, including a pair of doubles, scored two runs and had six RBI, and Xavier Watson doubled and singled, scored one run, and had four RBI to pace AAH’s eight-hit attack.
Jacob Alexander singled, scored one run, and drove in a run for AAH, while Peter Bertsch and Kamdyn Wheeler each singled and scored two runs, Jacob Saxon crossed the plate three times, and Sam Cheresnowsky scored a pair of runs.
Watson pitched 1 1/3 innings in the start for AAH, allowing one run on three walks, while striking out four. Wheeler relieved and allowed two runs — one earned — on no hits, while striking out four and walking three.
Wyatt Clink singled, scored one run, and had two RBI and Collin Dawson singled, scored one run, and knocked in a run to lead the Firemen at the plate, while Noah Thompson singled and drove in a run, and Keaton Sinsabaugh scored a run and drove in a run.
Athens Animal Hospital 7, Jay’s Carpet One 5
Athens Animal Hospital scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to break a tie on its way to a 7-5 win over Jay Carpet One Saturday to avenge a 5-4 loss eight days before.
AAH scored three runs in the top of the first inning, but Jay’s rallied to tie the game at 3-3 after two innings.
After both teams scored a run in the third inning, AAH took a 7-4 lead in the top of the fifth. Jay’s scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and had the bases loaded with two outs, but could not score again.
Eli Hicks homered and tripled, scored two runs, and had three RBI to pace AAH’s nine-hit attack, while Xavier Watson tripled and singled, scored one run, and had three RBI, Peter Bertsch singled twice and scored two runs, Rodney Chapman added a pair of singles, and Sam Cheresnowsky singled and scored a run.
Kamdyn Wheeler started for AAH, allowing four runs — two earned — on three hits, while striking out four and walking one.
Jacob Saxon earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief, striking out two and walking two, and Bertsch allowed one run on three walks with three strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief. Watson struck out one and walked one in one-third of an inning to record the save.
James Friend doubled and had two RBI, while Adam Kemp and Seth Krissler each singled and scored a run to account for Jay’s Carpet’s three hits.
Duncan Thetga started for Jay’s, allowing four runs — one earned — on four hits, while striking out three and walking one in three innings of work. Friend allowed three runs on five hits in three innings of relief. He struck out three and waked three.
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