Mustangs romp past Lakemen
Hoot registers school record tying 18 strikeouts
A season high 20 hit attack backed the outstanding strikeout pitching performance of Adam Hoot as Medina romped to an 18-0 victory over Wilson this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League game at Vets Park.
Hoot registered a school record tying 18 strikeouts while allowing only four late inning singles. He tied the strikeout mark which interestly was set by current Mustangs pitching coach Brian Fry in 1987 ironically also against Wilson in a 5-0 victory.
Hoot allowed a walk to open the game but then registered nine straight strikeouts. He also struck out the side in the fifth and sixth innings and didn’t allow a hit until there were two out in the sixth.
“It’s nice to see Adam pitch like that,” said Medina Coach Eric Hellwig. “He really had good control. Brian was calling pitches to try and get him to break the record but they hit a couple of good pitches.”
Hoot also had a big day at the plate banging out four hits, including a home run, and driving in a total of six runs.
“He”s in a groove right now,” said Hellwig.
Shane Freeman also banged out four hits, including a double and triple, for the Mustangs as Matt Riemer had three and Josh Scroger and Sam Crowley two each.
Medina took control at the outset scoring four quick runs in the first inning. A two-run homer by Hoot capped off that uprising as an error and an RBI single by Tyler Ames plated the other runs. A single by Scroger and a walk set up the threat.
The Mustangs wasted no time in upping the advantage to 9-0 by tallying five times in the second on a two-run single by Hoot, an RBI triple by Freeman and run producing singles by Crowley and Scroger.
Hoot also had a two-run single to cap a six run sixth inning which also included a ground rules double by Gage Masters and RBI singles by Crowley and Freeman.
Riemer also had RBI singles in the third and fifth innings and Jason Hellwig a run producing triple in the fifth.
Medina improves to 4-2 in N-O action while Wilson slips to 0-6.