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Rams post key N-O win over Purple Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 May 2018 at 8:54 pm

Maintaining sole possession of first place, defending champion Roy-Hart posted a narrow 10-9 victory over Albion in a key Niagara-Orleans League baseball game this afternoon at Genesee Community College.

Trailing 9-8, Roy-Hart rallied to claim the win by scoring twice in the sixth inning on a single by Ben Schwab and a bunt single by Gavyn Boyle.  A double by Charlie Bruning followed by a single by Jake Bruning set up the decisive rally.

Earlier the Rams jumped out to an 8-1 lead by scoring 6 times in the second inning highlighted by a two-run single by Jake Bruning, an RBI single by Boyle and a sacrifice by Schwab.

However, Albion came battling back to grab what proved to be a short lived 9-8 lead after tallying 5 times in the fifth inning on a two-run triple by Thomas Furmanski, a two-run single by Liam Ward and an RBI single by Bryce Pritchard.

Ward had a total of 3 hits, Futmanski two triples and Pritchard a pair of hits.

Charlie and Jake Bruning both finished with 3 hits as Schwab and Boyle both added 2 for the Rams.

Roy-Hart improves to 8-1 while Albion slips to 6-3.

Medina 3, Newfane 1
Medina pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to outlast Newfane 3-1 and improve to 6-2 in N-O action.

Brian Fry singled, Nate Sherman was hit by a pitch and Brett Riemer walked to load the bases setting up Medina’s decisive uprising. A sacrifice by Alex Allis then plated  what proved to be the game winner and Sherman stole home for an insurance tally.

Out hit 6-3 on the day, Medina’s other run came in the third inning while Newfane’s lone tally came in the fourth.

Chris Goyette went the distance on the mound for Medina allowing 6 hits and striking out 6.

The loss drops Newfane to 1-8.

Akron 11, Wilson 2
Pounding out 14 hits, Akron bested Wilson 11-2 to go to 6-2 in N-O competition.

Brandon Orr hurled a 2 hitter with 12 strikeouts for Akron as Jacob Siska banged out 3 hits and drove in 4 runs for the Tigers.

Wilson slips to 2-4.

Alexander 10, Lyndonville 0
Stymied on just one hit, Lyndonville dropped a 10-0 decision to Alexander in a Genesee Region League game.

Tom Bush picked up the win on the mound for Alexander striking out 5.