Medina claims N-O diamond championship outright by downing Wilson in Evoy contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 May 2019 at 7:40 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Trevor Luthart hurled Medina past Wilson this evening at Vets Park locking up outright possession of the Niagara-Orleans League championship for the Mustangs.

Locking up outright possession of the Niagara-Orleans League baseball championship, Medina posted a 12-0 victory over Wilson this evening in the third annual Evoy Memorial game at Vets Park.

Finishing the league campaign at 10-2, Medina captures the N-O crown for the first time since 2015 ending Roy-Hart’s three year reign.

In the first game of the Evoy doubleheader, Albion defeated Pembroke 17-1.

The contests are held in memory of Jeff Evoy, who during his career as an educator including serving as a teacher, coach and administrator, served the communities of Albion, Pembroke and Medina. He passed away in 2016 while serving as Medina School District Superintendent.

Corey Saj bangs out a single driving in Medina’s first run. The Wilson catcher is Steven Frerichs.

Trevor Luthart picked up the win on the mound for the Mustangs hurling a three hit shutout with 10 strikeouts over the first six innings. Chris Goyette came on to pitch the seventh inning giving up one hit and striking out two.

Medina grabbed an early 3-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Corey Saj, an error and a double steal play. A one out walk and a bunt single by Luthart set up the opportunity.

The Mustangs doubled their lead to 6-0 in the fourth inning on a fielders choice play off the bat of Luthart, another double steal play and an error. A double by Joe Cecchini and a single by Zach Fike set up the threat.

In all Medina scored three times in four different innings.

An RBI sacrifice fly by Goyette, a run producing triple by Fike and an RBI single by Luthart made it 9-0 in the fifth frame.

A two-run single by Goyette and an RBI sacrifice fly by Cecchini rounded out the dozen run scoring parade for the Mustangs in the sixth. A single by Brian Fry, a hit batter an a walk loaded the bases setting up the opportunity.

Wilson is now 5-5 in N-O action.

Albion 17, Pembroke 1
Albion erupted for six runs in the first inning highlighted by a three-run triple by Bryce Pritchard, and seven more in the third, which featured a two-run double by Thomas Furmanski, to key the win over Pembroke.

Pritchard and Liam Ward both finished with 3 hits as Furmanski, Isaiah Callicutt and Ryan Krenning each had 2. Callicutt’s hits included a triple and Ward a pair of doubles.

Newfane 5, Wilson 4  (10 innings)

In the final game of the day, Newfane (3-7) nipped rival Wilson (5-6) in 10 innings as the Panthers winning tally came home on an error.

David Bunn picked up the win on the mound in relief of Tyler Oudette.  He had 12 strikeouts. At the plate, Bunn was 3-4 with 2 doubles. Matt DiTullio had two hits and Garrett Srock hit a double.

Mrs. Maureen Evoy and her children, Kelsey and Sean, show the autographed balls they were presented by the players prior to the start of the game.

Medina’s Brian Fry gets tagged on a double steal play which produced a run for the Mustangs. Wilson’s Jake Miller applies the tag as Declan Faery and Michael Miller back up the play.