|ATHENS / SAYRE LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): JOE'S MARINE RALLIES LATE TO WIN WILD 19-16 SLUGFEST OVER GANNON'S (2018-05-13)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Joe’s Marine scored nine runs over the final two innings to rally for a wild 19-16 win over Gannon Insurance here in Athens / Sayre Little League Majors Division baseball action.
Joe’s Marine took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Thomas Morley was hit by a pitch, stole second, and scored after three consecutive walks
Gannon’s answered with seven runs in the bottom of the first in a rally that featured a two-run triple by Sean Clare, and RBI double by Shaun VanDyke, and an RBI single by Carson Rowe,
Joe’s Marine cut into the lead with a three-run rally in the second inning that was highlighted by a two-run double by Morley.
Joe’s Marine took a 13-10 lead in the top of the third inning with a six-run rally that featured a two-RBI double by Brayden McLinko, and RBI single by Andrew Vanderpool.
Gannon’s responded with six runs in the bottom of the inning — on errors and walks — to take a 16-13 lead.
Gannon’s increased its lead to 16-10 in the fourth inning. Clare’s two-run double was the key blow in the inning.
Joe’s Marine trimmed the gap to 16-14 in the fifth inning. Tanner Green and Jon Apgar each singled, sandwich around Morley being hit by a pitch, to load the bases, then Gabe Horton belted a two-RBI double, and David Hall stroked a two-run single.
Joe’s Marine scored five more runs in the top of the sixth with Horton’s two-run single, and RBI singles by Apgar, and Morley key hits in the rally.