Rams and Mustangs romp to N-O wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 May 2022 at 8:28 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Dawson Draper dives back to first base ahead of a throw to Barker’s Lucas Flegal during the Rams win over the host Raiders this afternoon.

Roy-Hart and Medina both rolled to road victories this afternoon to remain 1-2 in the Niagara-Orleans League baseball title race.

Front-running Roy-Hart bested Barker 15-1 to improve to 7-1 and Medina topped Wilson 17-1 to go to 7-2.

Roy-Hart 15, Barker 1
Thomas Russo hurled a 1 hitter with 14 strikeouts for Roy-Hart in the five inning run rule contest.

Ryan Mettler banged out 4 hits at the plate for the Rams as Russo, Jay Heideman, Brayden Hy, Remington Albee and Nathan Beyer each chipped in with 2.

Roy-Hart moved on top to stay by scoring twice in the first inning on a double by Heideman and an error as a single by Mettler started the threat.

The Rams then broke the contest open by erupting for six runs in the third inning. Mettler had two hits, Hy a double and Heideman, Beyer and Albee all chipped in with singles.

Beyer and Albee also both had RBI singles in the fourth inning.

Roy-Hart closed out the win by scoring five times in the fifth inning on a three-run home run by Russo, a solo homer by Jake Gould and an RBI double by Heideman.

Barker is now 2-6.

Medina 17, Wilson 1
Exploding for seven runs in the first inning and six more in the second Medina romped to a five inning run rule win at Wilson.

A triple by Zach Fike and doubles by winning pitcher Aidan Paul and Xander Payne highlighted the big first inning for the Mustangs which also included singles by Julian Woodworth, Hayden Woodroe and Tyler Kroening.

Paul then had a two-run double to highlight the second inning uprising which also includes singles by Woodworth, Fike, Richard Keppler and Kroening.

Fike finished with four hits, including a home run in the fourth inning, as Woodworth, Paul and Kroening each had two.

On the mound, Paul allowed only 2 hits and struck out 14.

Wilson is now 2-7.

Medina next hosts Wilson at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the annual Jeff Evoy Memorial game.