|ATHENS LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): FIREMEN, C&N BANK WIN SEMI-FINAL GAMES; ADVANCE TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (2018-06-10)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — The Firemen and C&N Bank each posted wins here Saturday in the semifinals of the Athens Little League Majors Division baseball playoffs.
The championship game is Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Firemen 10, Williams Ford 7
The Firemen erased an early deficit en route to a 10-7 win over Williams Ford in the first semi-final game Saturday afternoon.
Williams Ford scored three runs in the top of the second inning to take a 3-1 lead, but the Firemen answered with four runs in the third inning and three more runs in the fourth inning to take an 8-3 lead.
Lucas Kraft stroked three singles, scored three runs, and drove in a run to pace the Firemen’s eight-hit attack, while Ethan Hicks singled twice, scored one run, and had three RBI, and Davyn Spencer singled and drove in two runs.
Tim Allen singled, stole two bases, scored two runs, and had two RBI, while Nicholas Jacob singled and scored two runs, and Evan Sickler and Chase Satterly each scored one run.
Sickler earned the win in relief for the Firemen. He allowed four runs — two earned — on two hits, while striking out seven and walking two. Kraft started on the mound, allowing three runs — all unearned — on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 1 2/3 innings.
Matthias Welles singled twice, scored one run, and drove in a run, and Braden Reed singled twice and scored two runs to lead Williams Ford at the plate.
Dylan Saxon singled, scored one run, and drove in a run for Williams Ford, while Garrett Thetga scored one run, and drove in a run, Josh Martin drove in a run, and Kelley Reid and Cammeron Coolbaugh each scored one run.
C&N Bank 19, Gannon Insurance 3
C&N Bank erupted for 14 runs in the bottom of the second inning on its way to a 19-3 win over Gannon Insurance Saturday night in the second semi-final contest.
Gannon’s took advantage of a pair of errors in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead, but C&N Bank answered with three runs in the home half of the inning on a two-run double by Troy Rosenbloom, and an RBI single by Noah Hobday.
C&N Bank scored 14 runs on just two hits — a three-run double by Connor Mosher, and an RBI single by Nick Grazul — in the third-inning rally, taking advantage of eight walks and two hit batsmen.
Grazul singled twice, scored three runs, and had two RBI, and Mosher doubled, scored three runs and had four RBI to pace C&N Bank at the plate, and Rosenbloom doubled, scored two runs, and had four RBI.
Hobday, Eli Chapman, and Colin Bennett each had one hit, one run scored, and two RBI in the win, while Kaiden Hyjek scored three runs, and had one RBI, Braden Cardenas scored two runs and knocked in one run, Jack Cheresnowsky scored a pair of runs, and Ethan Kinner crossed the plate once.
Mosher earned the win on the mound for C&N Bank, allowing three runs — one earned — on two hits, while striking out five and walking none in four innings.
Kaden Rowe hit a solo home run, and Kolsen Keathley doubled to account for Gannon’s two hits, while Carson Rowe and Aidan Garcia each scored one run.
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