Medina Journal-Register — Moving on top to stay with three quick first inning runs, Medina went on to edge past CSAT 5-3 Tuesday at rainy Vets Park in the Niagara-Orleans League baseball opener.
Albion likewise opened defense of its N-O title with a rainy 10-3 victory over visiting Akron.
Run producing doubles by winning pitcher Jason Hellwig and Adam Hoot got Medina rolling in the first inning. Zach Newton followed up with an RBI single quickly upping the Mustangs advantage to 3-0 over the visiting Eagles.
CSAT did cut the deficit to 3-2 with pair of runs in the third inning on an error, a wild pitch and a single but the Eagles could get no closer.
Medina got one of those runs back in the fourth on a single by Dan Barnes and an error. The Mustangs later tacked on an insurance run in the sixth on a single by Jake Cotriss and an error to make it 5-2.
Defensively, Hoot made a nice diving stop for the final out in the fourth inning s CSAT left the tying run stranded at third.
CSAT got the bases loaded in the seventh on two walks and a hit batsman but managed to score only one run. Medina got out of the jam as the Eagles left two runners stranded. Matt Riemer made a nifty stop at third base for the second out.
Hellwig went the distance on the mound allowing only one hit and striking out six.
At the plate, Hoot , Hellwig and Dustin Wells each finished with two hits. Wells’ hits included a triple.
Medina is next slated to host Akron at 4:45 p.m. Friday.
Albion 10, Akron 3
ALBION - Four-run scoring bursts in both the first and third innings powered Albion past Akron 10-3.
John Krieger tripled in one run in the first inning which also included a double by John Warne, a single by Chris Reed ad a sacrifice by Noah Preston.
Connor Barleben then opened the third inning with a home run. Jack Narburgh and Ed Narburgh both tacked on RBI singles and the final tally came in on a fielders choice playo ff the bat of John Page.
Barleben also led off the fourth with a triple and scored on a fielders choice play off the bat of Jack Narburgh.
Ed Narburgh doubled in the Purple Eagles final run in the sixth.
Barleben picked up the win o nthem ound allowing only two hits and striking out five in four innings of work.
Notre Dame 4, Lyndonville 3
BATAVIA - A three run fifth inning uprising provided the margin of victory as Notre Dame nipped Lyndonville 4-3 at Dwyer Stadium here Monday in the Genesee Region League baseball opener.
Back-to-back doubles ignited Notre Dame’s decisive uprising which also included a single and another double.
Lyndonville did pull to within one in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by James Ianni but the Tigers left the potential tying run stranded at second.
Ianni had two hits on the day for the Tigers which also got singles from Brandon Schoolcraft, Eddie Silversmith and Justin Edwards.
Lyndonville 9, Oakfield-Alabama 7
LYNDONVILLE - Rallying from a 6-0 first inning deficit, Lyndonville battled back to down Oakfield-Aabama 9-7 Tuesday in a rainy G-R contest.
Lyndonville got back in the game by scoring three times in the fourth inning on a two-run double by Ty Hrovat and a sacrifice by Austin Buckland.
The Tigers then rallied into the lead for good by erupting for six runs in the fifth inning as Eddie Silversmth and Chris Scroger both had two-run singles.
Hrovat, Brandon Schoolcraft and Brad Smith each finished with two hits for the Tigers.
Holley 4, Attica 0
ATTICA - Kyle Bell pitched a not hitter with 13 strikeouts to lead Holley to a 4-0 G-R season opening win over Attica Tuesday.
John Bower led Holley at the plate with three hits and two RBIs.
Barker forfeit over Newfane
Newfane forfeited its scheduled N-O opener to Barker Tuesday as the result of an investigation surrounding a shoplifting incident in Mrytle Beach, S.C. involving several varsity players during the Panthers recent spring training trip.