Early Errors Prove Costly; Athens Falls To Troy, 5-1.

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | April 24, 2024 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton

Early Errors Prove Costly; Athens Falls To Troy, 5-1.

ATHENS - Athens put itself in a hole with early errors, and Troy’s pitching shut down the Wildcats on the way to a 5-1 win here Tuesday afternoon in NTL Large School Division baseball action.

"Today was definitely not our best game defensively," said Athens coach Charlie Havens, who watched his team commit six errors. "We've played good defense all year... you absolutely cannot give good teams like Troy extra outs."

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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).