Barre tops St. Mary’s in Midget League opener

Contributed Story Posted 3 June 2019 at 10:57 am

In the first game of the 2019 Albion Midget League season Barre defeated St. Mary’s 13-3 on Saturday.

A strong pitching performance from both teams kept the game close at 5-3 until Barre errupted for 8 runs in the final inning.  A leadoff single by Makenzie Snook, a single from Nathan Gibson and a home run  by Josh Bovenzi highlighted the inning.

Bovenzi’s last inning HR completed the cycle as he went 4 for 5 on the day with single, triple, double and HR.  Gibson finished with 2 hits.  Oliver Beach and Myles Beach also contributed hits for Barre.

Bovenzi and Gibson combined for 17 strikeouts and allowed just 3 hits.

Mason Giattino had 2 of St. Mary’s hits and Blake Preston added the third hit.  Preston had 8 strikeouts on the mound for St. Mary’s and Jack Kinter 6 strikeouts as they shared pitching duties.