Albion rebounds to defeat Wilson
Rebounding from Monday’s season opening loss, defending champion Albion downed host Wilson 13-4 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League baseball game.
Albion, which dropped a 9-2 decision at Medina in Monday’s N-O opener, pounded out 16 hits in the victory over Wilson. Aaron Burnside had 4 hits, JJ Downs 3 and Brady Meakin, Trey Hart, Dominic DiCureia and winning pitcher Evan Pappalardo 2 each. Meakin and Hart both had doubles.
Breaking away from a 3-3 deadlock, Albion moved on top to stay by scoring three times in the fifth inning on singles by Burnside and Austin Loyd, a double by Hart and an error.
The Purple Eagles then broke the contest open by erupting for five runs in the sixth inning on singles by Downs, Burnside, Hart, DiCureia, Matt Howell and a double by Meakin.
Pappalardo allowed 5 hits and struck out 5 over the first four innings and Meakin gave up 1 hit and fanned 5 over the last three frames.
Jarret Johnston had a double and triple for Wilson which slips to 0-2.
Akron 4, Roy-Hart 3
A big four run first inning proved to be just enough as Akron nipped host Roy-Hart 4-3.
A two-run double by Caleb Martin highlighted the decisive first inning scoring burst for Akron which also got two hits on the day from Zach Pfentner.
Joe Nolan had a double and triple for Roy-hart which left the bases loaded in the fifth inning and two runners stranded in the sixth.
Akron is now 1-1 and Roy-Hart 1-2 in N-O action.