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Medina Youth Baseball Roundup

Contributed Story Posted 21 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Yankees 7, Giants 7

The Medina Teachers’ Association Yankees ended the regular season with a 7-7 tie against the Giants in a game Wednesday called after five innings due to lightening.

The Giants jumped all over the Yankees in the first inning scoring four runs.  The first three batters walked to load the bases and then Ricky Pitts followed with a two run double.  Three more Giants were walked forcing in two more runs.  Ben Beam came on to strike out three and strand three runners to end the inning.

The Yankees responded with one run in the bottom of the first.  Brian Fry reached on an error and stole second and third.  Nate Sherman picked up an RBI scoring Fry on a fielders choice.  Beam then held the Giants scoreless in the second picking up another strikeout.

The Yankees narrowed the gap to 4-3 scoring two runs in the bottom of the second.  “Seabass” Fisher and Sam Kingsbury each reached with walks and each moved around the bases on passed balls and steals to plate two.

The Giants extended their lead in the top of the third picking up one more run after a walk and another double by Pitts.  The Yankees were held scoreless in their half of the third.

Austin Mosher struck out the side for the Giants in the top of the fourth.  The Yankees plated four in the bottom half of the inning.  Fry lead off the inning with a home run for the first run.  Sherman walked and was knocked in with a double by Fisher.  Kingsbury also walked.  Both Fisher and Kingsbury again scored on passed balls to make the score 7-5 Yankees.

The Giants picked up two runs in the top of the fifth to even the score at 7-7.  Fry came on to get the Yankees out of the inning.  The game was then called due to lightening.  The Yankees finished the regular season 6-2-1.

Yankees 3, Rockies 2
The Yankees also scored a 3-2 win over the Midddleport Rockies the week.

The Yankees jumped to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a lead off single by Fry and a two run home run by Sherman.  “Fisher reached on a base on balls and Beam was hit by a pitch but both runners were left stranded. Sherman shut down the Rockies for the first two innings with no hits and three strike outs.  He ended both innings with strike ’em out/throw ’em out double plays combining with catcher Fry and shortstop Mosher.

The Rockies evened the score in the top of the third inning 2-2.  They led off the inning with a walk.  Sherman then struck out the next two hitters.  The next Rocky batter reached on an error and both runners then scored on a two run double.  Sherman then stopped a hard shot back through the box and threw the batter out at first to end the rally.

The Yankees regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth with a lead off single by Fisher.  He then proceeded to steal second, third and home for the eventual winning run.  Brian Fry came on and struck out eight over the final inning to preserve the 3-2 Yankee win.