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Medina sweeps twin bill to grab Midget ‘A’ lead as Roy-Hart nips Lyndonville

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 July 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Adam Hoot delivers a pitch for Medina during this evening’s Midget ‘A’ doubleheader victory over Lockport at Vets Park.

Medina swept to a doubleheader victory over Lockport by scores of 6-5 and 4-2 at Vets Park this evening to move into first place in the Lockport Midget ‘A’ League by a half game over Lyndonville which dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to Roy-Hart at Gasport.

Medina improves to 7-3 while Lyndonville slips into the runner-up spot at 6-3 as Lockport is at 5-5 and Roy-Hart 4-5.

Three runs in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in game one for Medina which had only two hits in the contest, bunt singles by Jake Cotriss and winning pitcher Jason Hellwig, both in the fourth.

On the mound, Hellwig allowed two hits and struck out five in four and two-thirds innings work.

In game two, Medina broke away from a 2-2 deadlock, by scoring twice in the third inning highlighted by an RBI single by Justin Morgan.

Medina’s other two runs came in the first inning on two walks, an error and a double by Matt Riemer.

Adam Hoot picked up the win on the mound allowing four hits and striking out six.

Defensively, Medina turned a double play in the first inning from Jared Zinkievich in right to Hellwig at shortstop.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Cyrus MacFarland takes a healthy cut at the ball for Medina.

Roy-Hart 5, Lyndonville 4
Roy-Hart pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Cole Gregson singled and came home on a single by John O’Brien to upend front-running Lyndonville.

Lyndonville had grabbed a 4-2 lead by scoring once in the fourth on a double by Dominic DiCureia and a single by Michael Wells, and three times in the top of the sixth as Ty Hrovat and Eddy Schlidt had hits.

Roy-Hart though answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth sparked by hits by O’Brien, Austin Heschke and winning pitcher Ryan Farewell to knot the contest at 4-4.

O’Brien had a total of three hits on the night.

On the mound, Farewell allowed five hits and struck out nine.