Close contests in Albion Midget League

Staff Reports Posted 14 June 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Vets’ catcher Brandon Nashburn tags out St. Mary’s runner Jonny Judd at home. The action took place during this past week’s Albion Midget League game which saw St. Mary’s rally to nip Vets.

Close, low scoring games were the order of the day in the Albion Midget League this past week as St. Mary’s Barre, Carlton and Vets all scored wins.

St. Mary’s used a big last inning rally to nip Vets 7-6, Barre trimmed Sandstone 5-2 and Carlton edged past Rotary 3-2. Vets also trimmed St. Mary’s 14-13 in the completion of a game suspended earlier in the season by darkness.

St. Mary’s rallied in the bottom of the sixth to beat the Vets, 7-6, on Thursday. Jayce Ashton drove in two runs with a single to put St. Mary’s ahead after the team had trailed the entire game.

Ashton was the winning pitcher with three hits and 4 RBIs for St. Mary’s, which also got a two-run home run, a triple and two singles from Zac Olles.

Bobby Dysard hit a home run for the Vets. Kyle Woolston hit two singles and pitched a good game for the Vets, striking out eight batters. Al’Timere Brown also had 2 hits and Brandon Nashburn drove in 3 runs.

The two teams also completed a delayed game from May 24. That game was stopped after five innings due to darkness with the Vets ahead 11-10. St. Mary’s scored three more runs on Thursday, but the Vets came back with three more of their own to win 14-13.

Adrian Kingdollar had a triple and single for the Vets and held on to win the game on the mound.

Christian Swiercznski had a grand slam for St. Mary’s. Reuben Rivers had three hits, including a double.

St. Mary’s is 3-6, Vets 2-7.

Barre 5, Sandstone 2

Zandyr Meakin had 4 hits, including a home run, for Barre as Jacob Foote added a key two-run single in the third inning for a 3-0 lead.

Tyler Gibson and Meakin each pitched 3 innings. Meakin registered 9 strikeouts.

Caleb Fox and Chris Sacco both had 2 hits for Sandstone. Sacco’s hits included a two-run double.

Carlton 3, Rotary 2

Damion Lattimer had 15 strikeouts on the mound and also drove in a pair of runs for Carlton as Nate Olmstead added the other RBI.