Lakemen edge past Mustangs, Rams win in 8

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 10 May 2017 at 8:42 pm

Rebounding from an early 5-0 deficit, front-running Wilson rallied to nip visiting Medina 9-8 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League baseball game.

Improving to 8-2, Wilson stays just ahead of 6-2 Roy-Hart, an equally narrow 6-5 winner over Akron, in the battle for the N-O title.

Medina jumped out to the 5-0 lead in the top of the first on a three-run homer by Brett Riemer and a two-run triple by Matt Saj.

Wilson though battled back to knot the contest at 5-5 as John Bender had a two-run double in the first, Jonah Miller a two-run single in the second and Connor Seeley an RBI single in the third.

The Lakemen then went up 9-5 by scoring three times in the fourth, highlighted by a two-run single by Jackson Rotella, and once in the fifth on an RBI single by Miller for what proved to be the game winner.

Medina got the bases loaded in both the sixth and seventh inning but could score only once in each frame on a bases loaded walk.

Miller finished with 3 hits and Bender 2 for Wilson while Chris Goyette and Trevor Luthart both had 2 for Medina which slips to 3-7.

Barker 18, Newfane 6
Barker made it five wins in a row by downing Newfane 18-6 to improve to 6-4.

Breaking away from a 4-4 tie, Barker regained the lead for good by scoring 4 times in the fourth highlighted by an RBI double by Collin Webb.

Webb also had a two-run home run to key a four run fifth frame which also included RBI singles by Ryan Voss and Preston Harris.

Voss and Chauncey McKee both finished with 3 hits and Harris, Webb  and Josh Richbart 2. Both of Richbart’s hits were doubles.

The loss drops Newfane to 1-9.

Roy-Hart 6, Akron 5
Roy-Hart pushed across a run in the eighth inning on a single by Eric Fitch to nip Akron 6-5. A single by Al Xapsos set up the opportunity.

Akron did get a runner to third in the home half of the eighth but Roy-Hart hurler Jake Bruning got out of the jam with a clutch game ending strikeout.

Roy-Hart had grabbed a 5-3 led with 2 runs in the top of the sixth on an RBI single by Ficth and a sacrifice fly by Bruning.

However, Akron retied the game in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run single by Brandon Orr.

Fitch finished with 3 hits as Xapsos and Austin Walker both had 2.