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Albion, Barker win to remain tied

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Raiders hurler has third shutout; Roy-Hart bests Newfane

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Eddie Wasnock hurls his third shutout

Co-leaders Albion and Barker both posted victories this afternoon to improve to 5-1 in Niagara-Orleans League baseball action.

Albion defeated Akron 7-1 and Barker blanked CSAT 6-0.

Roy-Hart stayed just a half game off the pace at 4-1 by dining Newfane 19-7.

Albion 7, Akron 1
Brady Meakin hurled a 2 hitter with 8 strikeouts on the mound and Randy Eblacker banged out 3 hits and drove in a total of 5 runs at the plate to set the pace for Albion.

Meakin and JJ Downs both added a pair of hits for the Purple Eagles.

Albion took the lead for good by scoring three times in the first inning on a two-run double by Eblacker and an RBI single by Kyle Smith.

Eblacker also singled in a pair of runs in the fifth inning following hits by Downs and Meakin.

The Purple Eagles capped off the win by scoring twice in the seventh off singles by Bryce Pritchard and Eblacker.

Barker 6, CSAT 0
Eddie Wasnock continued a sizzling start to the N-O season on the mound as he registered his third shutout victory giving up only 2 hits and striking out 3.

Scoring twice in three different innings, the Raiders got RBI singles by Jake Meister in the first and Ryan Voss in the third as well as a run producing double by Voss in the sixth.

Roy-Hart 19, Newfane 7
Trailing 3-1, Roy-Hart rallied for six runs in the fourth inning to key the victory over Newfane. Two walks and a single by Brendon Hess triggered that uprising.

The Rams later helped lock up the win in the sixth inning as a three-run home run by Ben Maynard highlighted a four run uprising.

Maynard, Andy Xapsos, Al Xapsos and Jake Bruning each had a pair of hits for the Rams. Andy Xapsos’ hits included a home run to lead off the game. Maynard drove in a total of 4 runs and Bruning 3.

N-O Standings

Albion 5-1, Barker 5-1, Roy-Hart 4-1, Wilson 2-2, CSAT 2-3, Akron 2-4, Medina 2-4, Newfane 0-6