Valley Sports Report
The Susquehanna River Rats 14U travel baseball team went 1-1-1 at Diamond Nation Showcase here over the weekend.

The Riers beat the Philadelphia Reds, 11-3, lost their next game, 13-3, then tied the Thunder Wolves Baseball in a high-scoring, 11-11, slugfest.

In the opener, the River Rats had five extra-base hits as Cohen Orlandini and Athens’ Nick Grazul both went 2-for-3. Grazul had a double with an RBI, and two runs scored, while Orlandini also crossed home.

Logan Ayotte went 1-for-3 with a triple, and a run scored, while Sayre’s Karter Green was 1-for-3 with a double, and three RBI. Conner Flynn went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI, Connor Davidson was 1-for-1 with a double, two runs scored, and an RBI, and Athens’ Matthias Welles went 1-for-1 with three runs scored, and an RBI.

Green started, and went the first three innings with four strikeouts, four hits, one walk, and three runs, two of which were earned. Flynn went the final two innings, striking out three with two walks.

In the loss, Kenny Mapes went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Athens’ Cooper Robinson was 1-for-2 with a run scored. Flynn (1-for-2) and Ayotte (1-for-3) also had hits, with Grazul and Logan both scoring runs.

Five different players were on the mound, as Grazul started, and struck out one in one inning of work. Welles went 1 2/3-innings with two strikeouts, Flynn went another 1 2/3-innings with two strikeouts. Ayotte and Logan then combined for one-third of an inning, as Logan got a strikeout.

In the final game, Ayotte went 2-for-3 with a double, and two runs scored, and Davidson was 1-for-2 with a double, and an RBI.

Mapes went 1-for-3 with three RBI, while Grazul was 1-for-2 with a run scored, and an RBI, Welles went 1-for-1 with three runs scored, and an RBI, Green was 1-for-1 with two runs scored, and Robinson scored twice and drove in two runs.

Green started, and went an inning, and Logan came on to go a third of an inning with one strikeout. Davidson pitched the final 2 2/3 innings with one strikeout.