Barker ‘9’ blanks Holley/Kendall

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Lyndonville rolls past Wilson

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Ryan Voss races to tag out Sammy Lammes of Holley/Kendall during the host Raiders non league win this afternoon.

A quick four run first inning scoring burst ignited Barker to a 7-0 victory over visiting Holley/Kendall this afternoon in a season opening non league baseball game.

A two-run homer by Jake Meister capped off the decisive first inning as a wild pitch and a fielders choice play off the bat of Chauncy McKee plated the first two runs.

The Raiders tacked on three insurance runs in the third inning on an RBI single by McKee and a pair of bases loaded walks.

Singles by Ryan Voss helped to ignite both scoring bursts.

Dylan Hillabush of Holley/Kendall reaches high to catch the ball as Barker’s Chauncy McKee runs to first base.

Eddie Wasnock pitched the first five innings for Barker allowing just two hits with 5 strikeouts and no walks. Mike Snell hurled the final two frames giving up 1 hit with 1 strikeout and 1 walk.

Dylan Hillabush had a double for Holley/Kendall.

The game was the debut contest for the newly merged Holley/Kendall squad.

Barker is scheduled to host Pembroke at 4:30 p.m. Friday in another non league contest.

Eddie Wasnock delivers a pitch for Barker.

Lyndonville 14, Wilson 5
Scoring in every inning, Lyndonville posted a 14-5 victory over visiting Wilson in another non league opener.

Zach Johnson and Eric Neace both had 3 hits and Jacob Hoffee 2 to lead the Lyndonville attack. Johnson’s hits included a pair of doubles as Eddie Schildt also banged out a double.

Wilson jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning but Lyndonville came battling back moving on top to stay at 5-4 on a two-run single by Neace in the third inning.

The Tigers quickly tacked on three runs in the fourth highlighted by a two-run single by Johnson.

Lyndonville capped off the win with four runs in the sixth frame as Hoffee had a two-run single.

Hoffee, Mike Wells and Johnson shared the pitching chores for Lyndonville which is next scheduled to host Roy-Hart at 1 p.m. Saturday.