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Medina Youth Baseball Roundup

Contributed Story Posted 11 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Blue Jays third baseman Tyler Chinn takes a throw as Nate Sherman of the Yankees slides into third base during Tuesday’s Medina Youth Baseball League game at Butts Park which was won by the Yankees 4-3.

Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3
The Medina Teachers’ Association Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 4-3 in Medina Youth Baseball league action Tuesday night at Butts Park.

The Yankees jumped on the board early scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. Brian Fry led off the game with a single which was followed by a walk by Nate Sherman. Both players came around to score staking the Yankees to a 2-0 lead.

The Blue Jays evened the score at 2-2 in the top of the second on a double by Tyler Chinn and a walk by Hayden Woodroe.

The Yankees regained the lead in the bottom of the third 3-2 after another single by Fry, a base on balls by Sherman and a walk to Austin Mosher.

Benny Beam pitched the first three innings for the Yankees yielding only one hit and striking out four. Bryce Seddon handled the pitching duties for the Blue Jays striking out nine in three innings while giving up three runs.

The Blue Jays tied the game in the top of the fourth with a lead off single by Zack Fike and a RBI triple from Matt Saj. Fry snuffed out the rally striking out the next three batters.

The Yankees regained the lead for good on a Fry home run to lead off the bottom of the fifth. Sherman followed that with a single but failed to score.

Fry preserved the win striking out five Blue Jays in the fifth and the sixth inning. The win moved the Yankees to five and three on the year.

Yankees 7, Reds 6
The Medina Teachers’ Association Yankees defeated the Reds 7-6.

The Reds scored two runs in the top of the first to put the Yankees in an early hole. The Yankees responded with a single by Mosher followed by a double from Fry and a single from Sherman. All three eventually scored after a double by Jarin Rhim and a walk by Beam.

The Reds scored one in the second and one in the third to take the lead four to three. The Yankees regained the lead 6-4 in the bottom of the third after back to back doubles by Mosher and Fry followed by a single from Sherman and a walk by “Seabass” Fisher.

The Reds scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the score 6-6 and send the game to extra innings. The Yankees won the game in the seventh with a single by Rhim, a walk by Beam and Rhim scoring on a pass ball.

Rhim pitched two innings for the Yankees picking up five strike outs. Beam pitched three innings picking up four strike outs and Fry pitched two with five K’s.

Yankees 9, Diamondbacks 4
The Medina Teachers’ Association Yankees battled the Baxter Diamondbacks to a 9-4 win.

The game was a real pitching duel through the first three innings with neither team being able to score. Trevor Luthart was on the bump for the Diamondbacks only surrendering two walks to Fry and Sherman and striking out eight.

Sherman assumed mound duties for the Yankees surrendering four walks while striking out eight.

The Yankees finally started the scoring with two runs in the top of the fourth. Lincoln Pace lead of the inning with a walk which was followed by a Fry single and a RBI fielders choice by Sherman.

The Diamondbacks quickly took the lead 3-2 in their half of the fourth only to have the Yankees come roaring back scoring seven in the top of the fifth.

Jack Rustowski, Sam Kingsbury, Conner McNeil, Beam, Pace and Sherman all drew walks in the inning while Fry and Mosher each had a single.

The D-backs got one more run in the sixth but it was not enough. Fry shut them down through the final three innings yielding only two hits while striking out six.

Yankees 12, Orioles 11
The Medina Teachers’ Association Yankees nipped the Orioles 12-11.

The Orioles got on the board often and early batting through their order in the top of the first and scoring six runs.

The Yankees answered by batting through their order as well and scoring seven. Fry led off the Yankee half of the first with a home run. Sherman, Mosher, Beam, Kingsbury and Rustowski then all walked while “Seabass” Fisher had a fielder’s choice, Ike Pace got hit by a pitch and Lincoln Pace and McNeil each walked.

Rhim came in to pitch for the Yankees in the second and settled things down picking up three strike outs and holding the Orioles scoreless.

The Yankees tacked on two more in their half of the second. Fry drew a lead off walk and was knocked in by a Sherman triple. Sherman eventually scored on a wild pitch.

The Orioles regained the lead 11-9 in the third scoring five runs. The Yankees picked up one more in the fourth on Fry’s second home run of the day. Sherman singled and Mosher was hit by a pitch but both were stranded.

The Yankees retook the lead for good scoring two runs to take the lead 12-11. Beam, Kingsbury and Fisher all walked with Beam and Kingsbury each scoring on wild pitches.

Sherman pitched the fourth, fifth and sixth to stop the Oriole scoring holding them hitless and striking out six. Fry came in to get the final strike out.

Twins 9, Diamondbacks 1
The twins faced the Baxter Diamondbacks on Saturday. The final score was 9-1 but was a pitching duel and scoreless game through three innings.

The Diamondbacks were led by a dominant pitching performance by Trevor Luthart. Who struck out 9 of the 10 batters he faced. On the hill for the twins was Chris Goyette who matched Luthart by keeping diamondbacks scoreless and striking out 8 through 3 innings.

In the fourth the twins opened up the scoring. After walking the bases loaded Goyette crushed a grand slam over the right fielders head to put the twins up 4-0. After pushing across a couple more runs to take a 6-0 lead, AJ Seefeldt took the hill for the twins and promptly shut the door surrendering one hit and striking out 9 of the 10 hitters he faced.

Also contributing on the offensive attack was AJ Seefeldt who was 2-2 with two runs scored and Ryan Taylor who was 1-2 with an RBI.

The lone run for the diamondbacks was a solo home run by Luthart in the bottom of the fourth.

Twins 13, Roy-Hart Reds 1
The Twins played the Roy-Hart Reds Tuesday night. Leading the charge on the hill was Seefeldt who threw three shutout innings striking out 6.

The offense jumped on the Reds in the first inning after a walk to Wesley Hughes and a single by Goyette and a walk to Seefeldt. Hunter Krueger laced a double to right field to plate two runs.

In the second inning the after two walks to Leeland Tolliver and Hughes, Goyette shot a double into left center to clear the bases. The Seefeldt knocked in Goyette with an RBI single.

After plating two more in the third the twins pushed across three more in the fourth behind another double by Goyette and a triple by Seefeldt. Hughes scored 4 runs in the leadoff spot and Blaire Prest and Reagan Wilkins led the defense with some solid glove work. Goyette hurled the last three innings for.the twins surrendering one run and striking out 5 over 3 innings.