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DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): TUNKHANNOCK TOPS ATHENS, 10-2, IN OPENING ROUND OF BRACKET PLAY (16 PHOTOS) (2017-06-28)

Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Tunkhannock scored four runs in the top of the first inning and cruised to a 10-2 win over Athens here Wednesday evening in the opening round of bracket play in the District 15 Little League baseball playoffs.

After a four-run first inning, Tunkhannock tacked on a run in the top of the second, and led 5-0 after 2 1/2 innings.

Athens got on the board in the third inning, thanks to three walks from Tunkhannock pitchers, including a bases-loaded free pass to Gage Warner to force home the run. The only hit of the frames was a single by Mason Lister.

Tunkhannock put the game away with two runs in the fourth inning, and three more in the fifth to take a 10-1 lead.

Cameron Sullivan provided Athens’ other run with an RBI single in the sixth inning.

Lister singled twice, and Sullivan and Warner each singled and drove in a run to lead Athens’ seven-hit attack.

Garrett Thetga, Nicholas Jacob, and Caleb Nichols each had a single for Athens, and Matt Machmer, and Lucas Schmoyer each scored a run.

Athens will face Sayre in consolation bracket action Friday evening.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHRISTINA KREYKENBOHM.

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