Midget League season opens with 3 games

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 May 2024 at 10:01 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Sandstone’s Nikko Russo bangs out a hit during Saturday’s season opening Albion Midget League game against Holley at Sandstone Park.

The Albion Midget League season got underway on Saturday with three games as Sandstone downed Holley 17-2, Elba ‘B’ edged Barre 5-4 and Hamlin ‘A’ bested Hamlin ‘B’ 14-7. The Carlton vs. Rotary game was postponed.

Giavonni LaMartina had 3 hits for Sandstone as Eli Johnson, Eli Spada, Ehron Reid and Blake Brown each had 2. Russo and Brycen Potter shared the pitching duties.

Trailing 4-1, Elba rallied for 4 runs in the sixth inning to nip Barre. Evan Armbrewster had a pair of RBI hits for Elba and Josh Baldwin registered 15 strikeouts on the mound.

Barre scored 4 times in the fourth inning on hits by Robbie Hickman, Brody Furness, Luke Snyder and Jacob Wright. Hickman had a total of 3 hits and Furness registered 9 strikeouts in 3 innings of work on the mound.