Hiley Earns First Varsity Win; Athens Rolls Over Sayre, 14-2.

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | April 21, 2024 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton

Hiley Earns First Varsity Win; Athens Rolls Over Sayre, 14-2.

ATHENS - Freshman Gretchen Hiley earned her first varsity win in the pitcher's circle, and also had a big day at the plate to lead Athens to a 14-2 five-inning win over crosstown rival Sayre here Saturday afternoon in NTL softball action.

Gretchen Hiley allowed two runs - one earned - on four hits, while striking out nine and walking two in five innings to earn the win.

Gretchen Hiley led off the game with a single, and scored on a line-drive RBI double down the left-field line to give the Wildcats a quick 1-0 lead.

Athens put the game away in the second inning, scoring eight runs after there were two outs to take a 9-0 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).