ON THIS DATE
July 20, 1997 Jason Griffaton hits for the cycle and knocks in six runs to lead Jim Thorpe to a 29-3 rout of Beaver-Banks in the Panther Valley Little League Tournament. Griffaton's cycle includes a grand slam during Thorpe's 11-run first inning. John Janecki adds four hits, which includes a two-run homer and a double. Joe Romano finishes with three hits and three RBI while Joe Herman and Mike McGonigal each contribute two hits and three RBI. Derick Reis gains the pitching win, striking out five, and chips in with two hits and two RBI.