ATHENS FALLS AT MONTGOMERY IN SEASON FINALE; ELIMINATED FROM POSTSEASON PLAY

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | May 18, 2022

 
ATHENS FALLS AT MONTGOMERY IN SEASON FINALE; ELIMINATED FROM POSTSEASON PLAY
 

MONTGOMERY — Faith Persing tossed a three-hitter, and drove in four runs to lead Montgomery to a four-inning, 15-0, win over Athens here Wednesday in non-league softball action.

The loss eliminates the Lady Wildcats from postseason play. They finish the 2021 campaign with a 9-11 record.

After a scoreless 1 1/2 innings, the Lady Red Raiders scored six runs in the bottom of the second. They added two runs in the third, and closed the game out via the “mercy rule” with seven runs in the fourth inning to take a 15-run lead.

Pressing allowed three singles in four scoreless innings, while striking out 10 and walking two to earn the win.

Senior Caydence Macik, and freshmen Jules Pack, and Ella Coyle all singled to account for Athens’ three hits.

Pressing doubled and singled, scored one run, and had four RBI, and Shelby McRae doubled and singled, scored two runs, and drove in three runs, and Jenna Waring singled twice, scored three runs, and knocked in one run to pace Montgomery’s 10-hit attack.

 

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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 Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.