Wilson tops Medina in Evoy Scholarship game

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2017 at 10:06 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Owen Frasier slides into second as Wilson shortstop Jackson Rotella gets set to apply the tag. The action took place during the Lakemen’s win over the Mustangs this evening at Vets Park in the inaugural Jeff Evoy Memorial Scholarship game.

A big six run fourth inning scoring burst keyed Wilson to an 11-5 victory over Medina in the inaugural Jeff Evoy Memorial Scholarship baseball game at Vets Park this evening.

Trailing 4-3, Wilson moved on top to stay in the decisive frame as a three-run homer by John Bender capped off the six run uprising.

Singles by Steve Frerichs and Tanner Seeley, along with a sacrifice fly by Jonah Miller, plated the first three runs as a double by Justin Daul and a single by Matt Daul set up the threat.

Medina’s Brett Riemer gets congratulations from Coach Don Baker as he rounds third base after hitting a two-run homer.

The Lakemen later tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the sixth on a double by Jackson Rotella and a triple by Connor Seeley.

Medina had grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning on a double by Brett Riemer and a fielders choice play off the bat of Nate Sherman.  A double by Alex Allis also helped key that scoring burst.

Wilson rallied into a 3-2 lead in the third on a two-run triple by Jackson Rotella and an error.

Medina moved back on top for what proved to be the last time at 4-3 in the home half of the third on a two-run homer by Riemer.

The Mustangs then got runners to second and third after a hit batter, a single by Sherman and a sacrifice bunt by Trevor Luthart but Wilson hurler Nate Fox got out the jam with a clutch inning ending strikeout stranding Medina runners at second and third.

Fox allowed 7 hits and struck out 7 in six innings of work. Bender came on to hurl the seventh inning and gave up 1 hit and 1 walk and struck out 3.

Rotella and Tanner Seeley both had a pair of hits on the evening as did Riemer, Sherman and Allis for the Mustangs.

Wilson is now 4-0 and Medina 1-3 in N-O competition.