|DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (11U): ATHENS RIDES BIG INNING TO 14-3 WIN OVER TUNKHANNOCK (22 PHOTOS) (2018-07-01)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens erupted for 10 runs in the top of the second inning en route to a 14-3 win over Tunkhannock here on a hot Sunday night in pool play action of the District 15 Little League 11U baseball playoffs.
Athens, playing as the visiting team, scored two runs in the top of the first inning, then extended its lead to 12-0 in the second, behind a two-run double by Nick Grazul, and RBI double by Riley Campbell and an RBI single by Carson Rowe — his second of the game.
Dylan Saxon stroked a two-run single in the fourth inning to make it 14-1.
Rowe stroked four singles, scored three runs, and drove in two runs to pace Athens at the plate, and Grazul doubled and singled, scored two runs, and drove in two runs.
Campbell doubled, scored one run, and drove in one run in the win, while Saxon singled and drove in two runs, Ethan Hicks scored two runs and drove in one run, Ryne Osmond and Eli Chapman each scored two runs, and Troy Rosenbloom scored a run and knocked in a run.
Grazul struck out two in two hitless innings on the mound for Athens to earn the win. Saxon allowed three unearned runs on one hit, while striking out three and walking four in 1 1/3 innings, and Rosenbloom struck out both batters he faced.
Athens, now 2-0 in pool play, hosts Southern Tioga Tuesday.
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