Medina Journal-Register — Jumping out to a big early 6-0 lead, Albion cruised to a 13-0 victory over Medina in a Niagara-Orleans League baseball game at Vets Park Monday.
Steven Stauss and John Warne both banged out three hits for Albion which had a total of 13 base raps. John Page, Jack Narburgh and Ed Narburgh each chipped in with two hits. Stauss, Warne and Ed Narbugh all had triples. Stauss drove in a total of four runs and Warne three.
“We really brought the sticks today,” Albion coach Bruce Blanchard said. “We didn’t hit well at all in our previous game so I challenged our hitters and they responded. That’s the best we’ve hit all season.”
Connor Barleben picked up the win on the mound for the Purple Eagles allowing only one hit with nine strikeouts in six innings of work.
“Connor threw a nice game. He threw strikes and got ahead of the hitters,” Blanchard said.
Albion quickly moved on top to stay by scoring twice in the first inning on a single by Warne and a double by Stauss. Page triggered that scoring burst with a lead-off single.
Keeping the momentum, Albion tacked on four more runs in the second on back-to-back RBI triples by Ed Narburgh and Warne, a fielders choice play and an error.
“We jumped out early and that was what we wanted to do,” Blanchard said. “That was big getting the early lead.”
Stauss and Jack Narburgh both banged out RBI singles to highlight a three-run fourth inning.
Stauss then capped off a four-run fifth inning uprising with a two-run triple. Singles by Warne and Barleben plated the first two runs.
Zach Newton had Medina’s lone hit with a third inning single.
Albion improves to 3-1 and Medina slips to 3-2.