Somerset ‘9’ posts key win at O.P.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 July 2016 at 12:00 am

Regaining a share of first place, Somerset bested host Orchard Park 12-8 Thursday in a key Lockport Midget ‘A’ League game.

The victory vaults Somerset into a tie for first place at 4-2 with Lyndonville. Lockport 2 is just a half game off the pace at 3-2 and Orchard Park also has just a pair of losses at 2-2 in the tight title race.

Breaking away from an 8-8 deadlock, Somerset claimed the win by scoring 4 times in the sixth inning on a two-run double by Jake Hurtgam and a two-run triple by Brad Wilson.

Somerset also got off to a quick start by erupting for 6 runs in the first inning sparked by infield singles by Eddie Wasnock and Kyle MacDonald.

All-Star Game upcoming

The Midget ‘A’ League All-Star game will be held July 13 at Gasport at 7:30 p.m.

Three players from each of the league’s five teams will comprise the All-Star squad which will take on the Roy-Hart CEBA League team.