Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley




DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): ATHENS KNOCKS OFF POTTER-McKEAN, 11-4 (24 PHOTOS) (2018-07-01)

Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens scored four runs in the top of the third inning to take control en route to an 11-4 win over Potter-McKean in the consolation bracket of the District 15 Majors Division baseball playoffs.

Athens, playing as the visiting team, took advantage of a pair of P-M errors to take a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but P-M answered with two runs in the home half of the inning.

Athens scored three runs in the third inning after a two-out error kept the inning alive. Kaiden Hyjek delivered the key blow with a three-run triple to the right-center field gap, and scored on an RBI single by Josh Martin to make it 7-2.

P-M closed the gap to 8-4 in the bottom of the fifth, but Athens added three insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Garrett Thetga stroked three singles, scored one run, and drove in a run, and Lucas Kraft doubled and singled, scored two runs, and had two RBI to pace Athens’ 11-hit attack.

Korey Miller singled twice, scored two runs and drove in a run in the win, while Martin doubled and singled, and drove in a run, Hyjek tripled, scored one run, and had three RBI, Evan Sickler doubled and scored two runs, Jacob scored two runs and knocked in a run, and Connor Mosher scored one run and drove in one run.

Kraft earned the win on the mound for Athens, allowing four runs — two earned — on four hits, while striking out three and walking two in 4 1/3 innings of work.

Jacob closed out the game with 1 2/3 innings of one-hit relief with two strikeouts and one walk.

Athens will travel to Southern Tioga Tuesday night in the consolation bracket semifinals.

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PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.

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