Mustangs complete sweep of Purple Eagles; Rams and Raiders score wins
Completing a home-and-home season series sweep, Medina blanked rival Albion 5-0 in a Niagara-Orleans League game this afternoon at Albion.
In the other N-O games, front-running Roy-Hart stayed undefeated at 5-0 by downing Newfane (1-5) 9-1 and Barker (2-5) upended Akron (5-2) 5-3.
Zach Fike hurled the shutout on the mound scattering 3 hits and striking out 12 as Medina improves to 5-1 in N-O action.
Xander Payne, Joe Cecchini and Aidan Paul each banged out a pair of hits to lead the Mustangs at the plate.
Breaking away from a scoreless deadlock, Medina grabbed a 3-0 lead in the third inning. Payne singled in the first run after an error and a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Kroening set up the opportunity. Then, after a sacrifice bunt by Hayden Woodroe, a walk and an intentional walk loaded the bases, Cecchini banged out a two run single.
The Mustangs tacked on two big insurance runs in the fifth inning on back-to-back RBI doubles by Fike and Paul. A leadoff single by Payne ignited the uprising.
Cade Wolcott had a double and Amari Jones and Javon Jones singles for Albion which slips to 1-4.
Roy-Hart 9, Newfane 1
Ryan Mettler hurled a 3 hitter with 12 strikeouts for Roy-Hart while Brayden Hy led the way at the plate with 4 hits, including a double and triple, and 5 RBIs.
John Conley and Nathan Beyer also each had 2 hits and Mettler a double for the Rams which scored in five different innings.
Barker 5, Akron 3
Aidan Voss got out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning by registering two clutch game inning strikeouts to earn Barker the victory. He had a total of 8 strikeouts on the afternoon.
Voss, Drew Sandolfini and Noah Sandolfini each had a pair of hits for the Raiders.
Voss and Drew Sandolfini had RBI singles in the first inning to put Barker on top to stay.