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Newfane posts win over Albion

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Roy-Hart wins in wild 8th inning

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Dominic DiCureia bangs out a two-run double during first inning action of the host Purple Eagles loss to Newfane this afternoon.

Playing a third game in as many days to open the season, defending champion Albion dropped a 10-7 decision to visiting Newfane this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League contest.

Newfane scored three quick runs in the top of the first inning as Nick O’Lay and Kyle Jurek both had RBI singles.

However, Albion answered right back with five tallies in the home half of the first on a two-run double by Dominic DiCureia, a two-run single by Evan Pappalardo and an RBI single by Austin Loyd for what proved to be the Purple Eagles only lead at 5-3.

Newfane pulled even at 5-5 by scoring twice in the third on a suicide squeeze by Trevor Noon and an RBI single by Jake Nicholas.

The Panthers then took the lead for good with an unearned run in the fourth and quickly tacked on three more in the fifth without the benefit of a hit.

Albion did score twice in the sixth on a two-run double by Trey Hart to cut the deficit to 10-7 but could get no closer as the Purple Eagles left the bases loaded.

Brady Meakin had three hits on the day for Albion.

Newfane is now 2-0 and Albion 1-2 in N-O competition.

JJ Downs delivers a pitch for Albion.

Roy-Hart 10, Wilson 9 (8)

Roy-Hart survived a wild eighth inning to nip visiting Wilson 10-9 to regain the .500 mark in N-O competition at 2-2.

Wilson scored three times in the top of the eighth on three walks, an error and a single by Jarret Johnston.

However, Roy-Hart answered back with four runs in the home half of the eighth on four walks followed by RBI singles by Justin Heschke, which plated the tying run, and Aaron Metz, which drove in the game winner.

Josh Baptiste had three hits, including a triple, on the day for Roy-Hart while Johnston and Hunter Howland both had two hits for Wilson which slips to 0-3.

Akron 12, Barker 2

Aaron Siska hurled a 3 hitter with 8 strikeouts to spark Akron to a 12-2 victory over visiting Barker.

Zach Pfentner had 3 hits and Connor Riggs and Steve Borowczyk 2 each for Akron which scored twice in each of the first four innings.

Akron improves to 2-1 while Barker slips to 1-2.