Lakemen down Mustangs in nightcap of Evoy Memorial Scholarship doubleheader
Avenging a 7-3 loss earlier in the week, Wilson downed Medina 8-2 this evening in the second game of the annual Jeff Evoy Memorial Scholarship doubleheader at Vets Park.
Wilson, which also bested Medina 11-5 in last year’s inaugural Evoy Memorial, regains the .500 mark in Niagara-Orleans League competition at 5-5 with the victory while the Mustangs slips to 7-4.
Albion defeated Pembroke 8-3 in the first game of the doubleheader.
The Memorial Scholarship twin bill honors the memory of Jeff Evoy who passed away in 2016 while serving as Medina School District Superintendent. During his educational career as a teacher, coach and administrator Evoy served the communities of Medina, Albion and Pembroke. He was also a lifelong friend of Wilson Coach Mark Kurtz which has brought the Lakemen in as an annual participant in the event.
Jackson Rotella picked up the win on the mound for Wilson limiting Medina to just 2 hits with 6 strikeouts in five and one-third innings of work on the mound.
Wilson took the lead for good by scoring a quick run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Rotella. A hit batter followed by singles by Tanner Feeley and Ian Evans loaded the bases to set up the threat.
The Lakemen made it 3-0 by adding a pair of runs in the second on a wild pitch and an error as a walk and a single by Kerson Skobjak set up the opportunity.
Medina, which was held hitless through the first four innings, finally broke onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run home run by Nate Sherman to cut the deficit to 3-2. However, the Mustangs could not cross home plate again.
Wilson got those two runs right back in the top of the sixth on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by Tom Baia to up the lead to 5-2. A single by Niklos Streuber followed by a hit batter and a walk loaded the bases to start the uprising.
The Lakemen then put a lock on the win by scoring three times in the top of the seventh on a two-run triple by Streuber and an error.
Brett Riemer had a pair of hits on the evening for Medina.
Mustangs catcher Chris Goyette had a big night defensively throwing two runners out at second base and one at third, each of which ended an inning and a Wilson scoring threat.
Medina next visits Roy-Hart and Wilson faces Albion on Monday in N-O contests.