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Medina bats erupt as Mustangs regain two game N-O lead with Albion loss

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 6 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion first baseman Evan Pappalardo stretches high to take a throw as CSAT’s JP Henry hustles back to first during the Eagles win over the host Purple Eagles this afternoon.

Pounding out a total of 25 hits Medina romped to a 28-5 win over host Barker this afternoon, a victory which combined with CSAT’s 23-12 win at Albion regains a two game lead atop the Niagara-Orleans League baseball standings for the Mustangs.

Medina is now 9-2 and two games ahead of Albion, CSAT and Newfane, all at 7-4 with just three league games to play. Newfane nipped rival Wilson 6-5.

Medina took charge at the outset exploding for 11 runs in the first inning before Barker recorded an out.

Kyle Herman and Shane Freeman both had 5 hits on the day for Medina as Jason Hellwig added 3, Josh Scroger, Brad McPherson, Matt Riemer, Quentin Adkins 2 and Justin Morgan, Lawson Fenton, Jared Zinkievich and Gage Masters 1 each.

Freeman’s hits included 3 doubles while Herman and Riemer both had a pair of doubles and Adkins a triple.

“Our bats really came alive today,” said Medina Coach Eric Hellwig. “We’ve been waiting for that to happen and we hope it continues. We’ve got a two game lead with three to go and that’s a nice position to be in.”

The loss drops Barker to 4-7.

Albion shortstop Brady Meakin stretches to take the throw as CSAT’s Whitiker slides back to second base.

CSAT 23, Albion 12

Trailing 12-9, CSAT exploded for 14 runs on 15 hits in the sixth inning to earn the win over Albion.

Aaron Burnside and Dominic DiCureia both had 2 hits for Albion.

Newfane 6, Wilson 5

Newfane pushed across a run in the seventh inning on a two-out RBI single by Jake Nicholas to nip rival Wilson 6-5.

The Panthers had tied the game at 5-5 with a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Tyler Ribbeck.

Will Newton had 2 doubles on the day and Derek Srock 2 singles for Newfane.

Roy-Hart 10, Akron 8

Roy-Hart capitalized on 6 Akron errors to clam the 10-8 win.

Roy-Hart scored four times in the third inning on 3 errors and a hit by CJ Fitch.

Ben Maynard also had a triple on the day for the Rams.

Zach Pfentner, Steve Borowczyk and John Nowakowski each had 2 hits for Akron which stranded 10 runners.

Roy-Hart and Akron are now both 5-6 on the season in N-O action.