NP-Mansfield edges Athens to keep NTL title hopes alive.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 11, 2017 | Photo courtesy The Review


NP-Mansfield edges Athens to keep NTL title hopes aliveATHENS — North Penn-Mansfield kept their slim NTL title hopes alive Wednesday.

The Tigers were able to edge Athens 6-5 on the baseball diamond.

The win keeps Athens from clinching their fourth straight league title. Now North Penn-Mansfield is just one game back in the loss column with two to go.

If Athens beats Towanda and Wyalusing, their final two left on the schedule, they will clinch.

It was back and forth early with the Tigers up 2-1 after the first inning but Athens taking a 3-2 lead after the second.

Both teams scored two runs each in the third to make it 5-4 Wildcats.

North Penn-Mansfield then got runs in the fourth and sixth to pull ahead for the win.

Brendan Hill went 3-for-4 with two runs to lead the Tigers while Joel Whitteker had a double, run scored and an RBI.

Carl Dinger, Dylan Williamson, Derrick Herbst and Dylan Wesneski also had hits. Herbst added an RBI.

JP Shaw scored twice while Kipp Hillson also crossed home.

Dinger started and went 4 1/3-innings for the no decision. He struck out two while allowing seven hits, one walk and five runs, three of them earned.

Hillson finished out for the win, striking out one while allowing one hit.

For Athens Marc Felt (2-for-4) and Ryan Kennedy (2-for-4) both had multiple hits on the day. Felt's included a double with a run scored and an RBI while Kennedy also crossed home.

Daniel Joyce and Joe Horn each had a double as Luke Newman and Cody Jennings hit singles.

Newman, Horn and Kaden Rude all scored while Newman, Joyce and Horn each knocked in a run.

Cody Jennings started and went 4 1/3-innings for the no decision. He struck out five while allowing six hits, two walks and five runs, two of them earned.

Nate Kennedy went two-thirds of an inning to strike out one and walk one.

Matt Collins finished out and scored the loss, allowing two hits and one earned run.

Troy 3, Towanda 1

Bailey Cohick scored a run, hit two doubles and drove in two to lead Troy to their 3-1 victory over Towanda on Wednesday.

For Troy, Tyler Williams had two hits, including one double, and one RBI, Clark Jackson had a hit, Kody Schucker and Nick Call each had one run and one hit.

For Towanda, Lars Thomason and Dawsan Manning each had one hit, Ryan Bartholomew finished with a double, Preston Rogers scored a run and Rickey Smiley had two hits, including a triple, with an RBI.

LaBadie started for Troy and pitched six and two thirds innings, allowing one run, none earned, on three hits and striking out seven. Mason Bellows pitched the last two thirds of one inning and allowed two hits and no runs.

Troy Pierce started for Towanda, allowing three runs, two of them earned, on seven hits and striking out two in six innings of work. Keegan Kisner pitched the final inning for Towanda, striking out one and allowing no hits or runs.

Sayre 9, Cowanesque Valley 4

Led by John Esposito scoring three runs, having two hits and two RBI, the Sayre boys defeated CV 9-4 in local baseball action on Wednesday. Sayre has now taken a two game lead over CV in the NTL Division II loss column.

For Sayre, Jordan Rockwell had two runs, two hits and one RBI, Matt Williams had a double and a RBI, Connor Hanafin finished with one double and one RBI, Camden Wheeler added two runs and one triple, James Esposito added one run, hit and RBI and Chris Ray had one run, two hits and one RBI.

For CV, Caleb Fitzwater had two runs and two hits, Jace Bieser and Wynn Doan each had one hit, Christian Kemp finished with two runs, two hits, including one double, and one RBI, Corey Wells added one hit and one RBI and Seth Huyler had one double.

Nate Sweet pitched a complete game for Sayre, striking out five and allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits.

Caleb Fitzwater started for CV, he struck out four and allowed six runs on six hits in three innings of work. Chris Lingle relieved him for the last four innings, he allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits and four walks.

NEB 12, Sugar Valley Rural Charter 2

Nate Watkins had four hits, three runs and four RBI to lead NEB to their 12-2 win over Sugar Valley on Wednesday.

For NEB, Clayton Connor had one hit and an RBI, Nate Chilson finished with a hit, run and RBI, Tyler Devonshire finished with two hits, one run and two RBI. Roland Phytila added two hits, including a double, and one RBI, Derrick Newman and Ian Wilbur each had a hit and a run, Nick Vrabel, Garret Smith and Grant Allis each added a hit and two runs and Max Cooper scored one run.

Tyler Devonshire pitched for NEB. He struck out 10 batters, walked three and allowed one run on one hit in four innings of work.

Saturday NEB takes on Towanda at 10 a.m. at Towanda and then Cowanesque Valley at home at 3 p.m.

Wyalusing 8, Wellsboro 7

Mike Wilcox went 2-2 with a double, two runs and a walk to lead Wyalusing to their 8-7 win over Wellsboro in local baseball action on Wednesday.

For Wyalusing, Shane Fuhrey had three hits and two runs, Joe Wheeler added one hit, two runs and a walk, Cody Jackson finished with one hit and one run, and Brandon Brown had one hit and one run.

Wilcox started for Wyalusing, striking out three batters and allowing two runs on two hits. Fuhrey pitched next, allowing three runs on two hits. Chandler Brown pitched the last two innings, allowing two runs on one hit and striking out two.

For Wellsboro, Dalton Prough and Cam Tennis each had one hit and one run, Carson Davis added one hit and one run, Caleb Tennis finished with two runs, a hit and an RBI and Brent English added two runs, a hit and a walk.

Taynton Repard started for Wellsboro, allowing seven runs, six earned on four hits in one inning. Davis relieved him for three innings and allowed one run on four hits and struck out four. Prough pitched the last three innings, allowing no runs on two hits and one strikeout.