|ATHENS / SAYRE LITTLE LEAGUE: McDONALD'S EDGES WILLIAMS FORD, 8-7 IN FINAL AT-BAT — RTL-2 BLANKS WILLIAMS FORD (2017-05-15)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — McDonald’s plated a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge Williams Ford, 8-7, here Saturday in Sayre / Athens Little League Majors Division baseball action.
Williams Ford also dropped a 6-0 to RTL-2 on Friday.
McDonald’s 8, Williams Ford 7
Jon Apgar knocked home the winning run in bottom of the sixth to lift McDonald’s to an 8-7 win over Williams Ford Saturday at Jeff Terpko Field.
McDonald’s took a 5-0 lead in the first inning in a rally that including singles by Kaden Setzer, Jackson Hubbard, Apgar, Aden Thomas, and Zac Soper.
McDonald’s tacked on another run in the second without the benefit of a hit to take a 6-0 lead.
Williams Ford roared back with five runs in the top of the fourth in a rally highlighted by a two-run double by Jaden Wright and a two-run triple by Mason Lister.
McDonald’s took a 7-5 lead with a run in the fifth inning, but Williams Ford rallied with two uno in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game.
Hubbard singled and scored three runs, and Setzer singled and scored two runs in the win, while Apgar and Thomas each singled and scored a run, Soper singled and Thomas Morley scored a run.
Hubbard started and struck out five in three shutout innings. Kegan Hayford pitched two innings and earned the win. Morley pitched a scoreless sixth inning with one strikeout to record the save.
Lister tripled and scored a run, and Jaden Wright doubled and scored a run to pace Williams Ford at the plate, while Caleb Nichols and Sander Bertsch each singled and scored a run.
Cameron Sullivan singled in the loss, while Ethan Sites scored a pair of runs, and Kelley Reid scored a run.
RTL-2 6, Williams Ford 0
RTL scored a pair of runs in the first inning and that was more than enough for RTL ace Jake Bruyn, who limited Williams Ford to two hits in a 6-0 win Friday night.
Bruyn fanned 12 and walked two in the win.
Garrett Thetga and Sander Bartsch singled to account for Williams Ford’s only hits.
Caleb Nichols and Mason Lister shared pitching duties and combined to fan seven, allowing five runs on 11 hits.
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