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Medina ‘9’ hands Akron first loss

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Jumping back into the thick of the title race, Medina downed previously unbeaten host Akron 4-1 in a key Niagara-Orleans League baseball game.

Trailing 1-0, Medina rallied for four runs in the fifth inning on two errors, a run producing double by winning pitcher Matt Riemer and an RBI single by Adam Hoot. A single by Sam Crowley, who had two hits on the day, and an error set up the threat.

“That was classic Mustang baseball,” said Medina Coach Eric Hellwig. “We have to try and make things happen. We have to put the ball in play and manufacture runs.”

Akron had grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a pair of singles but Riemer bore down and faced no more than four batters in each of the last five innings. He scattered 8 hits, struck out 6 and walked only 1.

“Matt had good control, hit his spots and really got great support from his defense,” said Hellwig.

Medina improves to 5-2 while Akron is at 5-1.

Newfane 4, Barker 1
Will Newton hurled and hit Newfane to a 4-1 win over Barker.

On the mound, Newton allowed 4 hits and struck out 11 while at the plate he had two hits and an RBI.

Paul Tilyou also had two hits for Newfane.

Newfane is now 2-4 and Barker 2-5.

Roy-Hart 2, CSAT 1 (11)
Roy-Hart pushed across a run in the 11th inning to nip host CSAT 2-1 and improve to 5-1 in N-O action gaining a share of the league lead.

Andy Xapsos, who had three hits on the day, banged out a triple to drive in the game winning run for the Rams.

Andy Jacob pitched the first eight innings for Roy-Hart striking out 14 and Xapsos hurled the final three frames fanning one.

Roy-Hart’s other run came in the fifth inning on a fielders choice play off the bat of CJ Fitch.

The loss drops CSAT to 1-4.

Aquinas 15, Albion 7
Aquinas capitalized on a rash of over a dozen walks to score 15 runs in second second inning in route to posting a 15-7 victory over host Albion in a non league baseball game.

Steven Stauss had a two-run single and an RBI double for Albion which also got three innings of one hit shutout pitching from Aaron Burnside.