|DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): RTL UPENDS ATHENS, 11-4 IN QUARTERFINALS (9 PHOTOS) (2018-06-29)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS RTL scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to blow open a close game en route to an 11-4 win over Athens here Thursday night in the quarterfinals of bracket play in the District 15 Little League Majors Division baseball playoffs.
Athens, playing as the visiting team, scored two runs in the top of the first inning, but RTL answered with four runs in the home half of the inning.
Athens closed the gap to 4-3 with a run in the top of the third inning, but RTL countered with a run in the home half to push the lead back to 5-3.
Athens scored another run in the top of the fourth to make it 5-4, but RTL scored five in the bottom of the inning, and tacked on another run in the fifth to provide the final margin.
Lucas Kraft doubled and scored two runs, and Evan Sickler doubled and scored one run to pace Athens five-hit attack, while Korey Miller, Nicholas Jacob, and Garrett Thetga each singled and drove in a run. Josh Martin added an RBI.
Athens will face host Towanda Thursday at 8 p.m.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAT DUTCHESS.