Mustangs post diamond win over Tigers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 3 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Shane Freeman slides into home as Lyndonville catcher James Ianni tries to dig out the ball during the Mustangs win over the visiting Tigers this afternoon at Vets Park.

Scoring in every inning but one, Medina posted a 10-4 victory over Lyndonville this afternoon in a non league baseball game at Vets Park.

Eight players contributed hits to the Medina attack including three by Kyle Herman, two by Shane Freeman and one each by Jason Hellwig, Josh Scroger, winning pitcher Matt Riemer, Justin Morgan, Quentin Adkins and Jared Zinkievich.

Riemer scattered 11 hits and struck out six in six and one-third innings of work on the mound. Scroger came in relief in the seventh inning for the second day in a row to get the final two outs.

Ty Hrovat had three hits for Lyndonville as Brandon Schoolcraft, Eric Neace and Trevor Bentley each had two and AJ Buckland, and Chris Scroger one each.

Medina centerfielder Jared Zinkievich makes a diving catch for the final out of the game.

Medina jumped out to an early 4-0 lead by scoring twice in the first on a two-run double by Riemer, which followed singles by Freeman and Scroger, and then twice in the second on three walks and an error.

Lyndonville also threatened in both innings getting the leadoff runner aboard both times, first on a single by Buckland and then on a double by Neace, but the Tigers could not capitalize.

The Tigers did pick up a run in the third as Bentley doubled and Hrovat followed up one out later with an RBI single.

Lyndonville also got two runners aboard in the fourth on singles by Neace and Bentley but Medina got out of trouble on an inning ending pop out to Hellwig at shortstop to maintain a 4-1 lead.

The Mustangs upped the advantage to 6-1 by scoring once in the fourth on a single by Adkins and a fielders choice play and once in the fifth on a single by Herman which followed a hit by Morgan.

Lyndonville’s Chris Scroger rushes back to first as Medina first baseman Brennan Zinkievich awaits the throw.

Medina then capped off the win by erupting for four runs in the sixth to make it 10-1 on two-run doubles by both Hellwig and Herman. Singles by Jared Zinkievich and Freeman ignited that uprising.

Lyndonville scored three times in the top of the seventh on RBI doubles by Hrovat and Schoolcraft and an error before Josh Scroger came on to get the final two outs for Medina on a strikeout and a diving catch in centerfield by Jared Zinkievich.

Defensively, the Tigers turned a double play in the third inning from Hrovat at short to Schoolcraft at first.

Medina is now 2-0 and Lyndonvlle 0-1.

The Mustangs are scheduled to host Batavia in another non league game at 1 p.m. Monday.

The Tigers are slated to open Genesee Region League competition at home on Tuesday against Kendall at 4:30 p.m.

Chris Scroger delivers a pitch for Lyndonville.