The Atlas Fire Company team defeated VFW 14-o in their best-of-five Mount Carmel Junior Baseball League championship series Monday. Game 2 is today at 7:30 p.m. at Anthracite Field in Mount Carmel.

The winning pitcher for Atlas was Tommy Reisinger with eight strikeouts, while Brock Evert had six strikeouts but absorbed the loss.

Hitting safely for Atlas was Trevor McDonald with three singles; Tommy Reisinger with a double and a single; Nick Diminick with a double and a single; Joey Dudeck with a double and a single; Damon Dowkus with a home run and Noah Berkoski with a single.

Hitting safely for VFW was Jack Chapman with a single.