|DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (JUNIORS): SAYRE ROLLS OVER TIOGA-LAWRENCEVILLE TO REPEAT AS DISTRICT CHAMPS (14 PHOTOS) (2018-07-12)
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA, Pa. — Sayre scored nine runs in the top of the fourth inning en route to a 14-2 win over Tioga-Lawrenceville and its second consecutive District 15 Little League Juniors Division title here Thursday evening.
Sayre took a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Lucas Horton belted the second pitch of the game for a triple, and scored three pitches later on a sacrifice fly off the bat of David Northrup.
Sayre added an unearned run in the second inning without the benefit of a hit, taking advantage of three walks and a Tioga-Lawrenceville error, to take a 2-0 lead.
Zack Garrity’s sacrifice fly gave Sayre a 3-0 lead in the third inning, and Jackson Hubbard stroked a two-out, two-RBI single to make it 5-0.
In the fourth inning, Sayre sent 12 batters to the plate, and all nine batters in the line-up scored one run. The bit hit of the inning was a three-run double by Kannon VanDuzer.
Hubbard doubled and singled, scored one run, and had two RBI, and VanDuzer doubled, scored two runs, and had four RBI to pace Sayre at the plate, while Garrity singled, scored two runs and had two RBI, and Lucas Horton tripled and scored two runs.
Mason Houseknecht doubled, scored two runs, and drove in one run in the win, while Dom Fabbri singled and scored two runs, Josh Arnold singled and scored one run, Northrup scored a run and had one RBI, and Brayden Horton scored one run.
Lucas Horton earned the win on the mound for Sayre. He gave up three hits in three shutout innings, while striking out three and walking two.
Houseknecht walked the bases loaded in the fourth inning, then struck out the side for a scoreless inning of relief.
Brayden Horton pitched the final inning, allowing two runs — one earned — on two hits, while striking out three.
Sayre hosts the Sectional Tournament, which begins Wednesday. Sayre returns to action Thursday.
IN PHOTO 1: Sayre’s Lucas Horton. …. PHOTOS COURTESY OF LISA HORTON.
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