Marathon inning powers Medina past Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 May 2021 at 10:06 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Kyle Woolston slides into second base as Medina’s AJ Seefeldt awaits the throw. The action took place during the Mustangs win over the rival Purple Eagles this evening at Vets Park.

A marathon fourth inning scoring explosion sparked Medina to a 15-1 win over rival Albion in a Niagara-Orleans League makeup game this evening at Vets Park.

The win pulls Medina back into a tie for the N-O lead with Roy-Hart at 5-0.

Leading by a narrow 2-0 margin, Medina broke the contest wide open by erupting for 12 runs in the decisive fourth inning, an uprising which included only three hits.

Aiden Paul had a two-run single and Brian Fry and AJ Seefeldt both banged out RBI singles for the only hits of the marathon inning. The Mustangs other runs came home on four wild pitches, two bases loaded walks, a hit batter and a fielders choice play.

Brian Fry bangs out a hit for the Mustangs.

Earlier, the Mustangs took a quick 2-0 lead by scoring once in the first inning on a fielders choice play off the bat of Seefeldt following a double by Fry and once in the second on an RBI single by Alex Doval.

Medina’s other run came in the sixth on an RBI single by winning pitcher Zach Fike.

Fike allowed 3 hits and struck out 8 in five and two thirds innings of work on the mound. Seefeldt came on to hurl the final inning and one third and struck out 4.

Albion’s lone run came in the fifth inning on an error.

Tyler Gibson had two hits on the evening for the Purple Eagle including a double.

The loss drops Albion to 0-4.

The Purple Eagles will now host the Mustangs on Tuesday at Albion for a regularly scheduled game.

Roy-Hart will host Barker and Akron will entertain Wilson in Tuesday’s other games.

Akron 8, Wilson 2

Akron downed host Wilson 8-2 in another make-up game as the Tigers earned their first N-O win of the season.

Mitchell Holtz picked up the win on the mound for Akron allowing 7 hits and striking out 11.

Leading 4-2, the Tigers put a lock on the win by scoring four times in the top of the seventh highlighted by a two-run double by Jacob Mazza.

Mike Miller had two hits, including a double, for Wilson which is now 3-3.