Hawks hold lead over rival Eagles in suspended contest; Tigers roll past Dragons

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 April 2019 at 7:26 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Kendall’s Jorden Ostrander slides safely into home as the ball eludes Holley catcher Jake Norman during the Hawks game against the rival Eagles this afternoon which was suspended in the fifth inning due to field conditions.

Holley jumped out to a quick first inning lead over visiting rival Kendall in the rain this afternoon but the Hawks will have to wait until another day to see if a 4-2 lead holds up as the umpires suspended play in the Genesee Region League contest midway through the fifth inning determing that the field was no longer in playable condition.

In another G-R game, Lyndonville romped to an 18-2 win over visiting Pembroke that ended after five innings.

Holley jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning  on a double steal play and a two-run single by Matt Skehan. An error and a single by Miles Lammes ignited the uprising which also included a single by Jake Norman.

Matt Skehan delivers a pitch for Holley.

The Hawks upped the lead to 4-0 with a third inning tally as Lammes doubled and scored on an RBI single by Skehan.

Kendall got the bases loaded in the bottom of the third on singles by Alec Reed and Noah Rath and a walk. However, the Eagles couldn’t capitalize as the Hawks defense turned a clutch 1-2-3 double play from Skehan at pitcher to Norman at catcher to Kohl Morgan at first. Skehan then registered a big inning ending strikeout.

Kendall did cut the deficit to 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run single by Riley Hirschman. Leadoff singles by Mickey Gardner and Jorden Ostrander ignited that uprising. The Holley defense though got out of further trouble on a pair of infield groundouts.

The Eagles were the home team as the game was scheduled to be played at Kendall but was switched to Holley due to field conditions at Kendall.

Lyndonville 18, Pembroke 2
Lyndonville scored  six quick runs in the first inning in route to an 18-2 romp over Pembroke.

Oscar Heinsler and Casey Winiecki both had two-run singles and Nathan Dillenbeck an RBI single to highlight the Tigers big opening inning.

Winiecki finished with three hits as Oscar Heinsler and Devin Rounds both added 2. Noah Heinsler also banged out a big three-run double.

Kane Flynn picked up the win on the mound giving up 2 hits and striking out 6 in four innings of work.

The Tigers are now 4-0 in the league and 5-0 overall.

Orchard Park 6, Roy-Hart 2.
Limited to only four hits, Roy-Hart dropped a 6-2 non league decision to Orchard Park.

The Aquinas at Albion non league game was postponed.

Holley’s Miles Lammes beats Kendall’s Riley Hirschman to the bag at second base for an out.