LISTER, SULLIVAN COMBINE ON FIVE-HITTER; LEAD ATHENS TO 7-0 WIN OVER NP-MANSFIELD

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | May 9, 2022 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom

 
LISTER, SULLIVAN COMBINE ON FIVE-HITTER; LEAD ATHENS TO 7-0 WIN OVER NP-MANSFIELD
 

MANSFIELD — Juniors Mason Lister and Cameron Sullivan combined on a five-hit shutout to lead Athens to a 7-0 win over North Penn-Mansfield here Monday afternoon in NTL Large School Division baseball action.

Lister, who pitched a complete-game four-hitter in his last start, tossed 5 2/3 innings to earn the win, allowing three hits, while striking out nine and walking one.

Sullivan allowed two hits, while striking out two and walking one in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

Athens took a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

Senior Karter Rude led off the game with a single, stole second, and scored on a two-out outfield error off the bat of Lister, who scored on an RBI double by junior Lucas Kraft.

Senior Kaden Setzer, J.J. Babcock, and Dylan Merritt led off the second inning with consecutive singles to load the bases. With two outs, Sullivan looped a two-run single to right field to make it 4-0.

Athens added an unearned run in the third inning, then tacked on two runs in the fifth in a rally highlighted by an RBI single by J.J. Babcock.

Kraft doubled twice, scored one run, and drove in one run, while Babcock singled twice, scored one run and knocked in one run, and Setzer singled twice and scored two runs to pace Athens at the plate.

Sullivan singled and scored two runs in the win, while Rude and junior Jaren Glisson each singled and scored one run, Merritt added a single, and Lister scored one run.

Cam Fabian was 3-for-3, and Hunter Thompson had two hits to account for all five of NP-M’s five hits.

Athens, now 11-7, returns to action Tuesday at Lansing.

 

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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.