Lyndonville wins Midget ‘A’ opener by edging past Roy-Hart

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Medina downs Lockport 1

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart catcher CJ Fitch gets set to put the tag on Lyndonville’s Aaron Burnside during this evening’s Miget ‘A’ League game at Gasport. Lyndonville emerged with a narrow 5-4 win.

Surviving a last inning scare, Lyndonville opened its Lockport Midget ‘A’ League season on a high note this evening with a narrow 5-4 victory over Roy-Hart at Gasport.

In other Midget ‘A’ action, Medina defeated visiting Lockport 1 4-1.

Leading by a slender 5-4 margin, Lyndonville saw Roy-Hart get the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning on two errors and a single by Brad Wilson. However, Lyndonville pitcher Austin Loyd bore down to quickly get out of the jam and preserve the win. He got a strikeout for the second out and then a ground out to Evan Milleville at third base to end the game.

Loyd, who scattered five hits and struck out 11, also had key inning ending strikeouts with Roy-Hart runners in scoring position in the first, second, fourth and sixth innings.

Lyndonville jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning on a double by Brandon Schoolcraft which followed a single by AJ Buckland.

Roy-Hart pulled even in the third on a single by Judd Jamieson and an error.

Lyndonville regained the lead for good at 5-1 by erupting four four runs in the fourth inning on a fielders choice play off the bat of Michael Wells, two errors and a wild pitch. A lead-off walk to Schoolcraft, a bunt single by Loyd and a single by Ty Hrovat loaded the bases to set up the threat.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Michael Wells dives back into first base as Brian Guild takes the throw for Roy-Hart.

Roy-Hart though came battling back with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to slice the deficit to 5-4 and get right back in the game. Two fielders choice plays and a wild pitch plated those runs as a walk and a single by CJ Fitch set up the threat.

Roy-Hart’s comeback bid fell just short though as Loyd got out of another bases loaded jam in the last of the seventh to preserve the win.

Buckland had two hits on the evening for Lyndonville while Austin Heschke banged out a double and a triple for Roy-Hart which slips to 1-1.

Medina 4, Lockport 1 1
Matt Riemer went the distance on the mound scattering four hits and striking out 13 to lead Medina to a 4-1 win over Lockport 1.

Brett Riemer had two hits and Jason Hellwig drove in two runs for Medina which evens its record at 1-1.

Medina moved on top to stay by scoring three runs in the second inning on a single by Brett Riemer, four walks and an RBI single by Quinton Adkins.

Medina’s other run came in the fourth inning on a single by Hellwig.