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Roy-Hart downs Medina in Midget ‘A’ action; Lyndonville posts shutout win

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart second baseman John O’Brien stretches to put the tag on Medina’s Justin Morgan as shortstop Al Xapsos backs up the play. The action took place during Roy-Hart’s win over Medina this evening at Gasport.

Scoring early and often, Roy-Hart romped to an 11-1 victory over Medina in a Lockport Midget ‘A’ League game this evening at Gasport.

In other Midget ‘A’ action, Lyndonville blanked host Lockport 4-0 to improve to 4-1.

Al Xapsos banged out 3 hits while Austin Heschke and Aaron Metz both had 2 to lead the way at the plate for Roy-Hart which regains the .500 mark at 3-3.

Brad Wilson went the distance on the mound for Roy-Hart allowing 3 hits and striking out 7.

Doug Bachman had 2 hits for Medina which slips to 1-2.

Roy-Hart grabbed a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning on singles by Xapsos and CJ Fitch, a double by Heschke and an error.

Brad Wilson delivers a pitch for Roy-Hart.

The advantage doubled to 6-0 in the second inning as hits by Xapsos and Heschke along with a pair of errors plated three more runs.

The Roy-Hart lead jumped to 8-0 in the third as a single by Metz, a walk and 2 more errors drove in two more runs.

Metz and Xapsos also had hits during a three run fourth inning which saw two more errors plate runs.

Lyndonville 4, Lockport 0

Ty Hrovat hurled a 1 hitter with 8 strikeouts to lead Lyndonville past Lockport 4-0.

Leading 1-0, Lyndonville broke the contest open by scoring three times in the fifth inning on a two-run triple by Chris Scroger and an RBI single by Trevor Bentley. A Single by Michael Wells and a walk set up the threat.

The loss drops Lockport to 1-4.

Standings: Lyndonville 4-1, Akron 2-1, Roy-Hart 3-3, Albion 2-2, Wheatfield/Cambria 2-2, Medina 1-2, Lockport 1-4

Thursday’s Games: Albion at Medina, Akron at Lyndonville, Roy-Hart at Lockport, 6 p.m.