|DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (MINORS): ATHENS RIDES BIG INNING TO WILD, 27-12, WIN OVER SAYRE IN POOL PLAY (2017-06-27)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Athens erupted for 16 runs in the top of the fourth inning to blow open a close game in wild, 27-12, win over Sayre here Tuesday evening in Mid-East pool play action in District 15 Little League Minors Division baseball playoffs.
Athens, at 2-0, clinches the pool play title with the win.
Athens took a 6-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Sayre rallied with six runs in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game at 8-8.
Athens took an 11-8 lead after 2 1/2 innings, and led 11-9 heading into the decisive fourth inning rally, which was triggered by a three-RBI double by Jase Babcock.
Babcock doubled and singled, scored four runs, and had four RBI, and Matthias Welles doubled and singled, scored four runs, and drove in two runs to lead Athens at the plate, while Dylan Saxon doubled and singled, scored three runs, and had three RBI, and Eli Hobday doubled and singled, and scored two runs.
Matt Driesbaugh doubled, scored three runs, and had two RBI in the win, while Nick Grazul singled, scored three runs, and drove in a run, Cooper Robinson singled, scored twice, and had two RBI, Carson Rowe scored three runs, and had two RBI, Oliver Johnson scored three runs, and Riley Campbell drove in a run.
Ronin Ault stroked four singles, scored two runs, and had three RBI to lead Sayre at the plate, while Braylon Slater singled twice, scored one run, and drove in a run, and Karter Green singled, scored twice, and had two RBI.
Tim George singled, scored twice, and knocked in a run for Sayre, while Hudson Trump singled and drove in two runs, Brendyn Cooke singled and scored a run, and Ethan Gorsline scored three runs and had one RBI.
Sayre finishes pool play Thursday at NEBall.
PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.
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