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Purple Eagles outlast Panthers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Rams, Tigers post wins

Jumping out to a big lead, Albion turned back a Newfane rally to claim a wild 17-10 road victory this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League game.

Albion built up a 12-5 lead only to see Newfane rally back to within two at 12-10 after scoring five times in the sixth inning on one hit, five walks and an error.

However, Albion answered back with s five run scoring burst in the top of the seventh to put a lock on the win.

JJ Downs had a two-run single and Aaron Burnside an RBI single to highlight the Purple Eagles seventh inning uprising which also included run producing sacrifices by John Warne and John Krieger.

Burnside and Warne both finished with three hits as Steven Stauss and Noah Preston each had two.

Albion scored six quick runs in the first inning on a double by Connor Barleben, singles by Warne, Stauss and Burnside along with two walks and an error.

The Purple Eagles also tallied four times in the fifth highlighted by a two-run single by Noah Preston to go up 11-5.

Albion, which is next scheduled to host Roy-Hart at noon Saturday in a make-up game, is now 4-1 in N-O action while Newfane slips to 1-4.

Roy-Hart 19, Barker 3
Seven run scoring bursts in both the second and sixth innings powered Roy-Hart to a 19-3 N-O victory over visiting Barker.

A two-run double by Austin Heschke and a two-run single by Josh Baptiste highlighted the second inning uprising.

Austin Heschke finished with a total of four hits, three of which were doubles. CJ Fitch also had three doubles, Cole Gregson a triple and Brian Guild and Andy Xapsos doubles for the Rams. Baptiste and Justin Heschke each added two hits.

Doug Bachman and Tim Flint both had two hits and Jake Desmarais a triple for Barker.

Roy-Hart is now 4-1 and Barker 2-4 in N-O action.

Akron 6, CSAT 2
Front-running Akron stayed perfect at 5-0 in N-O competition by defeating CSAT 6-2 as Tommy James picked up his milestone 20th career victory on the mound allowing just three hits and striking out nine.

Zach Pfentner had three hits and two RBIs and Will Warner two hits to lead the Tigers at the plate.

The loss drops CSAT to 1-3.