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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL: WELLSBORO MAJORS CLAIM DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP (2022-07-14)

Northern Tier West Sports Report
WELLSBORO — The Hornets jumped out to leads of 6-0 and 8-2 in the District 15 majors' championship game here Thursday, withstood a comeback that left them down a run going into the final inning and rallied for four runs in the sixth to claim the title with a 13-10 win over Athens.

While playing on their home field, Wellsboro was the visiting team and plated six runs in the top of the first inning, before Athens answered with two runs in the bottom half.

The Hornets would extend their lead to 8-2, before the Wildcats closed the gap to 9-6 as they entered the fifth inning. Athens collected four runs in the fifth to take a 10-9 lead before Wellsboro's big top of the sixth secured the Hornets' championship.

Wellsboro will now enter Sectional play. As District 15 champs, they will face off against the District 24 champs, Blue Mountain, in Pottsville on Tuesday. 

Other Districts included in the Section 3 Tournament include the winners from District 12 .. Keystone .. and District 13 .. Mifflinburg.

PHOTOS: Lance Larcom


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