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Purple Eagles nip Lakemen

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 April 2018 at 5:14 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Nate Fearby had the game wining single for Albion today in the Purple Eagles win at Wilson.

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.