|ATHENS LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): FIREMEN RIDE BIG INNING TO 14-4 WIN OVER C&N BANK (8 PHOTOS) (2017-06-06)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — The Firemen scored eight runs in the bottom of the second inning and cruised to a 14-4 five-inning win over C&N Bank here Sunday night in Athens Little League Majors Division baseball action.
Connor Mosher’s RBI fielder’s choice scored Nick Vosburgh in the top of the first inning to give C&N Bank a 1-0 lead, but the Firemen, who left the bases loaded in the first inning, took a commanding 8-1 lead in the home half of the second.
With one out, Chris Mitchell and Peter Jones walked, then Brandon Jennings tied the game with an RBI single to center field.
After walks to Korey Miller and Jaren Glisson forced home a run, Lucas Kraft was hit by a pitch to force home another run to make it 3-1.
After an RBI fielder’s choice by Nicholas Jacob pushed lead to 4-1, Evan Sickler singled to re-load the bases.
Tim Allen then delivered the big hit of the inning, a two-run double to extend the lead to 6-1. Back-to-back walks to Mitchell and Jones forced home another run, then Jennings rapped his second RBI single of the inning to cap the rally.
Allen doubled and singled, scored two runs, and had three RBI, and Jennings singled twice, scored a run, and had three RBI to pace the Firemen’s 11-hit attack, while Jacob singled twice, scored twice, and drove in a run, and Miller singled twice, scored one run, and knocked in a run.
Glisson and Kraft each singled, scored a run, and had two RBI in the win, while Sickler singled and scored, Jones scored two runs, and had two RBI, and Mitchell crossed the plate three times.
Kraft, Glisson and Jacob shared the pitching duties, allowing two earned runs on six hits, while striking out six.
Josiah Stringham singled twice and drove in a run to lead C&N Bank’s six-hit attack, while Vosburgh singled, scored two runs, and knocked in a run, Mosher singled and had two RBI, Kaiden Hyjek singled and scored a run, Tyler Roe added a single, and Nick Grazul scored a run.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF TRISHA DUTCHESS.