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Lyndonville rallies in 7th for key win; Roy-Hart downs Medina

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Chery Wertman – Roy-Hart shortstop Andy Jacobs tags out Medina’s Devonte Howard during this evening’s Lockport Midget ‘A’ League game at Vets Park.

Medina’s Brett Riemer tags out Roy-Hart’s John O’Brien in a run down between third and home.

Rallying for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Lyndonville nipped visiting Lockport 8-7 this evening to clinch at least a tie for the title by finishing the regular Lockport Midget ‘A’ League season at 9-3.

Roy-Hart stayed in the title chase just a half game back by downing Medina 6-1 at Vets Park to improve to 8-3. Roy-Hart still has a game against Wheatfield/Cambria to make-up.

Lyndonville 8, Lockport 7

Lyndonville pulled even at 7-7 in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run double by Jacob Hoffee following a double by Trevor Bentley and a walk.

Keeping the momentum, Lyndonville then loaded the bases on singles by Evan Milleville, Michael Wells and Eric Neace and Cody Bentley capitalized on the opportunity by banging out the game winning RBI single.

Lyndonville also had a big 4 run fourth inning on RBI singles by Neace and Trevor Bentley and a pair of bases loaded walks to rally back to within one at 6-5.

Trevor Bentley, AJ Buckland, Milleville, Wells and Neace each finished with 2 hits.

Joe Nolan delivers a pitch for Roy-Hart.

Wells also went the distance on the mound striking out 10.

Roy-Hart 6, Medina 1

Leading by a narrow 2-0 margin, Roy-Hart used a big 4 run fifth inning uprising on a two-run double by Austin Heschke and RBI singles by Brad Wilson and Aaron Metz to key the win over Medina.

Heschke also had an RBI single in the third inning as did Eric Fitch in the second to give Roy-Hart an early 2-0 lead.

Heschke had a total of 3 hits and Fitch 2.

Joe Nolan went the distance on the mound for Roy-Hart scattering 7 hits and striking out 7.

Kyle Herman and Devonte Howard both had 2 hits for Medina which finishes the regular season at 3-7.