Nationals have three victory weekend

Contributed Story Posted 4 May 2015 at 12:00 am

The Niagara Nationals enjoyed a busy three victory weekend.

On Saturday the Nationals defeated Clarence 12-8.  Brian Fry, Sam Murphy and Chris Goyette each had a double and single, Liam Ward two singles and Nate Sherman a single.

The Nationals scored four runs in the fifth to take the lead 6-5 and four more in the sixth inning to seal the win.

Fry pitched one inning and struck out two, and Ward pitched one inning with one strikeout.  Goyette came in to get the last out and preserve the win.

The Nationals took two from the Lou Gehrig Red team on Sunday winning the first game 6-5 and the second game 10-8.

In the first game, Fry had a double and single, Matt Lyskawa a single and Ward double in the bottom of the sixth to score Lyskawa with the winning run. Goyette, Sherman and Cassata all had doubles and Trevor Luthart a homerun.

The Nationals had a four run second inning with back to back to back doubles by Goyette, Sherman and Dom Cassata followed by the Luthart home run.

Goyette pitched three innings striking out three and giving up five runs on seven hits.  Fry pitched two innings striking out two and giving up one hit and no runs. Ward pitched an inning giving up no runs and getting the save.

In the second game, Fry had two singles, Sherman, Joe Delloso and Ward singles, Cassata a double and Murphy single and triple .

On the mound, Dellose pitched three innings with three strike outs and three runs on four hits; Murphy one inning with one strikeout, three hits and three runs; Lyskawa one inning with four hits and two runs and Luthart one inning with one strike out no runs and the save.

Nationals scored five in the fourth to take the lead but Lou Gehrig tied it with three of their own.  The Nationals scored one in the fifth to take the lead.  Lou Gehrig scored two in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead and then The nationals scored three in the top of the sixth plating Murphy, Goyette and Luthart to take the lead by two.  Luthart shut the door pitching the bottom of the sixth to preserve the win.