|ATHENS LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): RTL-1 TOPS GANNON'S, 8-4 (2017-05-16)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS ó RTL-1 jumped out to a 7-0 lead en route to an 8-4 win over Gannon Associates in Majors Division baseball action Monday night.
RTL used three hits, three walks and a couple of passed ball to score four runs in the second inning, then tacked on two more runs in the third inning.
RTL stretched its lead to 7-0 in the top of the fourth inning, before Gannonís lit up the scoreboard in the home half of the fifth inning with three runs.
After RTL scored in the top of the sixth inning, Gannonís Matt Machmer slammed a lead-off home run over the right-center field fence in the bottom of the sixth to provide the final margin.
Matt Machmer smacked a solo home run, and Aidan Garcia and Gage Warner each singled and scored a run to lead Gannonís at the plate, while Carson Smith doubled, Lucas Schmoyer singled, and Kaden Rowe scored a run.
Schmoyer, Smith, and Carson Rowe shared the pitching duties for Gannonís and combined to strikeout five.
Blake Morningstar struck out eight and walked two in four shutout innings for RTL-1 to earn the win.
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