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Lyndonville, Medina score Midget ‘A’ victories

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Lyndonville stayed unbeaten at 3-0 in Lockport Midget ‘A’ League action with a 5-1 victory over visiting Lockport 1 Tuesday evening.

In the other ‘A’ Division contests, Medina defeated host Akron 9-2 to improve to 2-1 and Roy-Hart dropped an 8-5 decision to Lockport 2.

Leading by a narrow 2-1 margin, Lyndonville erupted for three runs in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Austin Loyd and a two-run single by Michael Wells to break the game open against Lockport 1.

Singles by AJ Buckland and Brandon Schoolcraft set up that threat.

Earlier, Lyndonville scored once in the second inning on a bases loaded walk to Jacob Hoffee and once in the fourth on an RBI single by Wells.

Wells and Aaron Burnside both had two hits on the evening while Chris Scroger earned the win on the mound striking out three.

Defensively, Hoffee at second base teamed up with Schoolcraft at first for a double play and Ty Horvat at shortstop made a throw to Wells at catcher for an out at home.

Lyndonville wil next host Medina in a key early season contest at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Medina 9, Akron 2

Medina moved on top to stay against Akron by scoring four quick runs in the first inning on a single by Justin Morgan, a triple by Matt Riemer and singles by Jason Hellwig, Brett Riemer and Devonte Howard.

Medina tacked on two runs in the fourth on an RBI triple by winning pitcher Adam Hoot and a run producing single by Morgan.

Medina then put a lock on the victory by scoring three times in the fifth on a lead-off homer by Hellwig, a single by Jared Zinkievich, three walks and a hit batsman.

Morgan and Hellwig both had two hits on the evening.

Hoot pitched the first five innings allowing five hits and striking out nine. Hellwig came on to hurl the final two frames giving up one hit and striking out two.

Lockport 1 8, Roy-Hart 5

Trailing 5-3, Lockport 1 rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to key the 8-5 win over Roy-Hart which slips to 1-2.

Ryan Metz had two hits and two RBIs and Austin Heschke a double for Roy-Hart.