|ATHENS / SAYRE LITTLE LEAGUE (8U): ATHENS THUMPS SAYRE, 12-1; FINISHES POOL PLAY AT 4-0 (24 PHOTOS) (2017-07-12)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS Athens scored four runs in each of the first two innings and coasted to a 12-1 win over Sayre here Wednesday evening to finish pool play at 4-0 in the Gilbert-Brown 8U baseball tournament, hosted by the Athens Little League.
Duncan Thetga pitched 3 1/3 innings of no-hit ball to earn the win for Athens. He fanned nine and walked none. Eli Hicks allowed an unearned run, walking two and struck out one.
Hicks singled twice, scored three runs, and had four RBI to pace Athens seven-hit attack, while Thetga singled, scored three runs, and had an RBI, and Peter Bertsch doubled and singled, scored one run, and drove in one run.
Alex McQuay singled and had two RBI in the win, while Kamdyn Wheeler scored a pair of runs, and Jacob Shores crossed the plate once.
Chase Wheeler walked and scored a run for Sayre.
Sayre finishes pool play at 2-1.
Both teams return to action Monday in the semifinals.
PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.