GILBERT-BROWN TOURNAMENT (8U): ATHENS BLANKS CANTON, 10-0; ADVANCES TO TITLE GAME (24 PHOTOS) (2019-06-27)

Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens scored five runs in the third inning to blow open a close game en route to a 10-0 win over Canton here Thursday evening in the semifinals of the Gilbert-Brown 8U Baseball Tournament at the Athens Little League.

Athens will face Waverly in the championship game Saturday at 6 p.m.

Athens scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on singles by Tyler Pelchy, Jacob Saxon, and Griffin Smith.

Saxon and Shea Davidson delivered the key hits in Athens’ five-run third-inning rally that also included four base on balls.

Saxon was 3-for-3 with two runs scored, and Pelchy singled twice and scored three runs to lead Athens at the plate, while Davidson singled twice and scored one run, Smith and Evan Westerfield each singled and scored one run, and Graham Steinfelt and Easton Paul each scored one run.

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PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.