By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | May 2, 2022 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton


ATHENS — Wyalusing built a big lead early, and took advantage of nine Athens errors in a 13-3 win here Monday afternoon in NTL Large School softball action.

For the Lady Rams, the win avenges a 21-15 loss to the Lady Wildcats last week.

Jenelle Johns, who was knocked out of the game last week in the first inning, pitched a complete game to earn the win. She allowed three runs on eight hits, while striking out nine and walking none.

Wyalusing scored one run in the first, four more in the second, and one more in the third to extend the lead to 6-0.

The Lady Rams pushed two runs across the plate in the fourth, and three more in the fifth inning to take an 11-0 lead.

Athens scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on a three-run triple by senior Macie Coyle.

Wyalusing tacked on two runs in the top of the seventh inning to provide the final margin.

Senior Aliyah Butler and sophomore Marissa Butler each singled twice and scored one run to lead Athens at the plate, while Macie Coyle tripled and drove in three runs, Cailin McDaniel doubled and scored one run, and senior Caydence Macik, and freshman Jules Pack each singled. Freshman Ella Coyle scored one run.

Athens, now 7-7, travel to Wellsboro Tuesday.


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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).