Athens Pulls Out 6-3 Win Over Towanda.

By: Tim Birney | | April 20, 2024 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney

Athens Pulls Out 6-3 Win Over Towanda.

ATHENS - Athens scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 3-3 tie, and senior Nicholas Jacob pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to help the Wildcats to a 6-3 win over Towanda here Friday afternoon in NTL Large School Division baseball action.

The Black Knights scored a run in the top of the first inning, but Athens answered in the home half of the inning with a two-out RBI single by Jacob to tie the game at 1-1.

Freshman Brenden Cooke led off the bottom of the second with a single to left field, stole second, and scored on a one-out RBI double by sophomore Cooper Robinson to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead.


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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).