Purple Eagles nip Lakemen
All of the scoring came in the late innings as Albion edged past host Wilson 3-2 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League baseball game.
Albion built up a 3-0 lead by scoring once in the fifth on an error, once in the sixth on a single by Bryce Pritchard and then what proved to be the game winning tally in the top of the seventh on a double by Nate Fearby.
However, Wilson battled back in the last of the seventh cutting the deficit to 3-2 on a two-run double by Tanner Feeley. The Lakemen then got another runner aboard via a walk before the Purple Eagles defense got the final out on a popup.
Thomas Furmanski picked up the win on the mound for Albion allowing only 2 hits and striking out 12 over six and two-thirds innings.
John Bender went the distance on the mound for Wilson scattering 4 hits and striking out 13.
Albion improves to 3-1 in N-O action while Wilson is at 1-1.
Akron 6, Barker 1
Derek Holtz picked up the win on the mound for Akron in the 6-1 win over Barker allowing 3 hits and striking out 6 in five and one-third innings of work.
Brandon Orr and Jacob Cummings both had a pair of hits to lead the Tigers offense.
Akron improves to 3-0 while Barker slips to 0-5.