Mustangs post win over Blue Devils

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Justin Morgan slides into home as Batavia catcher Ryan Mullen awaits the throw. The action took place during the Mustangs win over the Blue Devils this afternoon at Batavia’s Dwyer Stadium.

Avenging an early season 6-5 loss, Medina bested host Batavia 7-5 this afternoon in a non league game at Dwyer Stadium.

Matt Riemer went the distance on the mound for Medina scattering 8 hits and striking out 4. He also helped himself at the plate by banging out 2 hits and driving in 3 runs.

Jason Hellwig and Shane Freeman also both had 2 hits for the Mustangs.

Medina took the lead for good by scoring 4 quick runs in the first inning on a two-run single by Lawson Fenton, an RBI single by Riemer and a wild pitch. Singles by Brennan Zinkievich and Hellwig ignited the uprising.

The Mustangs boosted their advantage to 7-1 by scoring three times in the fourth inning on an error and a two-run single by Riemer. A single by Freeman, an error and a walk loaded the bases to set up the threat.

Medina also got the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning on singles by Freeman and Kyle Herman and a walk but could not capitalize as two strikeouts quickly ended the threat.

Medina shortstop Jason Hellwig tags out Batavia’s Quinten Weis at second base.

Batavia made the finish exciting by rallying for four runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning on an error and three hits. The error opened the door for that rally which was highlighted by a two-run triple by Quinten Weis.

The Mustangs though got out of the jam on a ground out to Hellwig at shortstop to end the game.

Hellwig also teamed up with Izaiah Rhim at second and Zinkieivich at first to turn a double play in the sixth inning to get out of another bases loaded jam.

Now at 15-4, Medina next hosts Starpoint in a non league game at 430 p.m. Tuesday.

Elba/Byron-Bergen 5, Kendall 2

Elba/Byron-Bergen downed visiting Kendall 5-2 this morning in a regular season ending game.

Cody Spellan had a two-run single in the first inning to give Kendall a 2-0 lead.

However, Elba/Byron-Bergen answered with a three-run homer in the fourth to take the lead for good.