Mustangs edge past rival Purple Eagles to hold N-O lead; Rams take two from Panthers
Front-running Medina maintained a one game lead in the Niagra-Orleans League baseball title race by edging past rival Albion 3-1 this evening at Vets Park.
Trailing 1-0, Medina pulled even in the third inning on a double steal play after a single by Nate Sherman and an error set up the opportunity.
The Mustangs then took the lead for good by scoring twice in the fourth frame on a wild pitch and an error after a walk and a double by Zach Fike .
Albion’s lone run came in the second inning as Isaiah Callicutt singled and scored on a passed ball.
The Purple Eagles did get the first two runners aboard in the fourth inning on singles by Liam Ward and Callicutt but Medina got out of the jam as the Mustangs defense turned a clutch 4-6-3 double play from AJ Seefeldt to Brian Fry to Fike.
Trevor Luthart picked up the win on the mound for Medina scattering 5 hits and striking out 8.
Thomas Furmanski likewise pitched the entire game for Albion giving up 6 hits and striking out 8.
Fike and Seefeldt both had a pair of hits for Medina as did Callicutt and Ward for Albion.
The Mustangs improve to 7-1 in N-O competition while the Purple Eagles slips to 3-3.
Roy-Hart sweeps Newfane
Defending champion Roy-Hart scored a pair of shutout wins over visiting Newfane by scores of 3-0 and 6-0 to improve to 4-2.
Charlie Bruning picked up the win on the mound for the Rams in the opener giving up 4 hits and striking out 10.
The Rams scored once in the second inning on an error and twice in the sixth on RBI singles by Hunter Babel and Walker Samanka as a single by Bruning and sacrifice by Gavyn Boyle set up the threat.
Charlie Brigham then hurled a 2 hitter with 5 strikeouts for the Rams in the nightcap. He also helped himself out at the plate by banging out a two-run single to highlight a three run second inning uprising.
The Rams also scored three times in the fifth as Babel had an RBI single.
In the other N-O contest, Akron (3-3) downed Barker (0-6) 14-4.
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