A big early inning five run scoring burst sparked Medina to a 17-3 non-league victory over host Holley Saturday earning the Mustangs a split on the weekend.
On Friday, unable to hold a big lead late, Medina saw Oakfield-Alabama rally to claim a wild 8-7 nine inning victory in a non-league game Friday at Vets Park.
Medina wasted little time in taking the lead against Holley scoring five times in the second inning as a triple by Danny Barnes, a double by winning pitcher Scott Petry and a single by Jake Cotriss each drove in a run. An error plated the first two runs of the uprinsing.
Medina made it 10-0 with five more tallies in the fifth frame highlighted by two-run singles by Barnes and Chandler Thigpen. Stephen Rogenmoser, Theo Irwin and Dustin Wells also all crontributed hits to the scoring burst.
“Our bats came alive a bit,” Medina coach Todd Bensley said.
Rogenmoser and Barnes both finished with a total of three hits and Thigpen two.
The Mustangs also had a five-run sixth inning to make it 15-0 as Barnes and Rogenmoser goth had RBI singles. Petry allowed only two hits with 10 strikeouts on the mound over the first ix innings.
Joe DeFelice and Hunter Keys both had RBI singles for Holley.
On Friday, trailing 6-1, Oakfield-Alabama battled back to knot the contest by erupting for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on a combination of five hits,two errors, a walk and a sacrifice. Two inning opening singles followed by a walk quickly loaded the bases to set up the uprising as key RBI singles by Alex Covel and Ben Langdon capped off the uprising.
The Hornets then pulled out the win by scoring a pair of in the top of the ninth on a two-run double by Langdon after a walk and two singles had loaded the bases with one out.
Medina had rallied from a 1-0 deficit into the 6-1 lead by exploding for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on a three-run double by Zach Houseman, a two-run single by Rogenmoser and an RBI double by Zach Newton.
However, the Mustangs big lead didn’t last only a half an inning.
Covel came on to hurl the final three innings for the Hornets to earn the win allowing only one hit with seven strikeouts and a walk.
Medina went down 1-2-3 in both the seventh and eight innings but did get a bit of a rally going in the ninth on a walk and an RBI single by Tyler Colonna which cut the deficit to one. The Mustangs though could not retie the contest as Covel registered a clutch game ending strikeout.
Now at 3-3 overall, Medina returns to Niagara-Orleans League action hosting Wilson at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.
Northstar 4, Lyndonville 0
LYNDONVILLE — Pitcher Jason Dutton hurled a four hitter with 5 strikeouts to key Northstar to a 4-0 non-league win over Lyndonville Friday.
Northstar scored two quick runs in the first inning on an error, a hit batsman and a single. Two more runs in the sixth on a triple and three errors later put a lock on the win.
Josh Brabon had two doubles and Alex Rodriguez one for Lyndonville.
Austin Bane had a strong effort on the mound for Lyndonville allowing only three hits with 10 strikeouts over six innings.
Defensively, second baseman Jimmy White turned a double play in the seventh inning after making a fine diving catch.
Lyndonville visits Oakfield-Alabama today in a Genesee-Region League contest.
Oakfield-Alabama 11, Barker 8
Ali Denny had three hits, including a double and home run, for Barker in the non-league loss to Oakfield-Alabma Friday.
Olivia Denny, Destiny Metzler and Danielle Senior each chipped in with two hit for the Lady Raider.