Medina ‘9’ bests CSAT
Capitalizing on a bonus home game opportunity, Medina improved to 2-1 in Niagara-Orleans League baseball action by downing CSAT 7-3 at Vets Park this afternoon.
Matt Riemer had a big day for the Mustangs both on the mound and at the plate. He picked up the win on the mound allowing only two hits and striking out seven over the first five innings while at the plate he banged out four hits, including a double, and drove in four runs.
Josh Scroger also had three hits and Devonte Howard two for Medina.
Riemer gave Medina a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning with a single which plated Scroger who also reached on a single.
CSAT, which was the home team on the scoreboard because the Eagles’ field was not playable, knotted the contest with a run in the bottom of the first on a walk and two singles.
Medina though regained the lead for good at 3-1 on a two-run single by Riemer in the third inning which followed base raps by Scroger and Jason Hellwig.
The Mustangs boosted the advantage to 6-1 by scoring three times in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by Tyler Ames and two passed balls. A lead off triple by Scroger ignited that uprising which also included a single by Riemer.
CSAT did cut the deficit to 6-3 by scoring twice in the bottom of the fifth on four walks and an error but would get no closer.
Riemer got one of those runs right back with an RBI single in the top of the sixth to give Medina a 7-3 lead.
CSAT did get the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the sixth on two hit batters and an error but Hellwig, who took over pitching in the sixth, quickly got out of the jam with a grounder back to the mound which he turned into an inning ending double play. He then retired the Eagles in order in the seventh to close out the win.
Medina next hosts Oakfield-Alabama in a non league game at 2 p.m. Saturday.
In other N-O action, Newfane defeated rival Wilson 3-1 as Josh Kneeland registered nine strikeouts in four innings of work on the mound. Akron shutout Barker 14-0 as Tommy James allowed five hits and struck out nine. Jack Pfentner had three hits and Connor Riggs, Jake Bower and Will Warner two each for the Tigers which broke the game open with nine runs in the sixth inning.
Akron 2-0, Albion 1-0, Medina 2-1, Roy-Hart 1-1, Barker 1-1, Newfane 1-1, CSAT 0-1, Wilson 0-3.