Lyndonville rallies past Albion in Midget ‘B’ League contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Zach Johnson slides safely into home as Albion catcher Ben Restivo awaits the throw. The action took place during Lyndonville’s home field win this evening.

Coming from behind twice, Lyndonville downed visiting Albion 12-6 this evening to improve to 3-0 in Lockport Midget ‘B’ League action.

Albion jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning ignited by a walk and a single by Nate Fearby who had three base raps on the evening.

Lyndonville though came rallying right back with three runs in the second inning on a two-run triple by Noah Heinsler and an RBI single by Matt Hess. Leadoff singles by Cory Hydock and Zach Johnson sparked that rally.

Albion’s Nate Fearby dives safely back into first base ahead of a tag by Johnson.

The sea-saw battle continued in the third inning as Albion scored twice on a fielders choice play off the bat of Carmine Albanese and an error to regain the lead for what proved to be the last time at 4-3. A leadoff single by Fearby and an error set up that threat.

However, Lyndonville again answered right back, this time erupting for five runs in the fourth frame, to move on top to stay at 8-4. A leadoff single by Johnson ignited that decisive uprising which included a two-run single by Nolan Donald, an RBI double by Josh Tombari , a single by Hess and an RBI single by Heinsler.

Noah Heinsler bangs out an RBI hit for Lyndonville.

Johnson, Heinsler and Hess each had two hits on the evening.

Hydock picked up the win on the mound hurling a one hitter with five strikeouts over the last four innings. Johnson pitched the first three innings scattering four hits and striking out six.

Lyndonville next visits Medina and Albion hosts Somerset at 6 p.m. Monday.

Standings: Lyndonville 3-0, Medina 1-1, Somerset 0-0, Albion 0-3.

Cory Hydock delivers a pitch for Lyndonville.