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Lyndonville rallies for Midget ‘A’ win; Roy-Hart thumps Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Brad Wilson slides into home plate during Thursday’s Midget ‘A’ game at Gasport as Medina catcher Justin Morgan tries to block the plate. Roy-Hart won the game 10-1.

Rebounding from a four run deficit, front-running Lyndonville put together one big scoring inning to defeat host Akron 7-4 Thursday and improve to 5-1 in Lockport Midget ‘A’ League action.

In other Midget ‘A’ action, Roy-Hart rolled past Medina 11-1 at Gasport leaving both teams at 3-3 on the season.

Trailing 4-0, Lyndonville exploded in the fifth inning as a two-run single by Michael Wells along with RBI singles by Jacob Hoffee and Justin Edwards keyed the decisive seven run uprising. Two walks and a single by Dominic DiCureia loaded the based to set up the threat as walks helped to force in the other three runs.

Ty Hrovat pitched the first five innings for Lyndonville striking out four and scattering five hits. Edwards came on to hurl the last two innings fanning five.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – John O’Brien delivers a pitch for Roy-Hart during Thursday’s win over Medina.

Roy-Hart 11, Medina 1

A three-run double by Bryan Guild, along with singles by CJ Fitch and winning pitcher John O’Brien, highlighted a five run first inning which sparked Roy-Hart to the 11-1 victory over Medina.

Medina had a golden opportunity to get back in the game in the top of the second inning getting the bases loaded on three walks but could not capitalize as winning pitcher John O’Brien registered a clutch inning ending strikeout.

Roy-Hart quickly tacked on two more runs in the second inning on a triple by Brad Wilson and a single by Aaron Metz.

Roy-Hart later tacked on three runs in the fourth on a two-run single by Metz and an RBI single by Cole Gregson.

O’Brien and Metz both finished with three hits.

On the mound, O’Brien allowed three hits and struck out seven.

Medina’s lone run came in the third as Jason Hellwig singled and came home on a fielders choice play.