By: Tim Birney | | May 12, 2021 | Photo courtesy Christina Kreykenbohm


ATHENS — Athens jumped ahead 7-0 early, but needed four scoreless innings of relief from sophomore Cam Sullivan to hold off Wyalusing in a 9-5 win here Wednesday afternoon in NTL Large School Division baseball action.

Sophomore Mason Lister led off the bottom of the second inning with his first varsity home run to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.

With one out in the second, sophomore Jaren Glisson worked a six-pitch walk, and Kaden Setzer singled. With two outs, Glisson scored on a passed ball, and Setzer scored one an error to make it 3-0. After a walk to junior Karter Rude, sophomore Cade Nichols stroked a two-run single to give the Wildcats a 5-0 lead.

In the third inning, Kyler Setzer ripped a two-RBI single to extend the Athens lead to 7-0.

The Rams plated five runs in the fourth inning to trim the deficit to 7-5, but Athens answered with two runs in the fifth inning to provide the final margin. Kaden Setzer and Carson Smith provided the RBI hits.

Lister started for the Wildcats, allowing five runs — four earned Ø on four hits in three innings. He struck out three and walked three.

Sullivan earned the win, allowing two hits over four innings, with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Kyler Setzer singled twice, scored one run, and drove in two runs, while Kaden Setzer singled twice, scored two runs, and knocked in one run, and Lister homered and singled, scored once, and drove in one run to pace Athens’ 10-hit attack.

Nichols singled and drove in two runs in the win, while Glisson singled and scored three runs, Smith singled and knocked in a run, Sullivan added a single, and sophomore Gage Warner and Rude each scored a run.

Athens, now 10-7, travels to Corning Thursday.


About the Author

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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).