Sophomore Ryan Metz hurled a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead visiting Royalton-Hartland past Wilson, 5-2, topping Niagara-Orleans League baseball season openers action on Tuesday.
“Ryan really threw a great game,” said Rams head coach Don Baker. “He changed speeds real well and threw his breaking ball for strikes.”
Trailing 2-1, Roy-Hart (1-0 N-O) took the lead for good by scoring twice in the sixth inning on a sacrifice by Metz and a single by Connor Baker. A lead-off double by A.J. Szklany ignited the rally which also included a single by Bryan Warren.
The Rams added a a pair of insurance runs in the seventh on a two-run single by Warren.
Wilson’s two runs came in the third inning on an error. The Lakemen are 0-1 in the league.
Defensively, Roy-Hart’s Ryan Scrinzi made a fine catch in the fifth inning to help keep the no-hitter going and then Szklany triggered a double play in the sixth inning.
Akron 9, Newfane 2
AKRON — Zach Jordon, who had a perfect game going through six and one-third innings, finished with a three hit, 11 strikeout effort on the mound to lead Akron (2-0) past Newfane (0-1) 9-2.
Jordon also helped himself at the plate by banging out a two-run double in the third inning to give Akron a 3-0 lead.
The Tigers later broke the contest open by erupting for six runs in the fifth inning highlighted by a two-run single by Johnny Rink.
Ryan Carberry also had a single, a double and two RBI on the day for Akron.
Albion 11, Medina 4
ALBION — The defending N-O-champion Purple Eagles rallied to defeat the visiting Mustangs.
Back-to-back one out run producing singles by winning pitcher Ronnie Mannella and Brad Rush triggered a fifth-inning uprising. One batter, later Buddy Keeler banged out a bases-loaded, three-run double to put Albion on top to stay.
An error plated the final run of the uprising which was aided by three walks.
“That got us going and we kind of settled in after that,” Albion coach Gary Mannella said. “Medina certainly came to play, you give them credit but we were able to hit the ball when we needed to.”
The Purple Eagles then put a firm lock on the victory by scoring four times in the sixth inning on RBI triples by Rush and Keeler, a run producing double by Nate Lester and an RBI single by Jake Lester.
Roy-Hart 9, Kendall 2
KENDALL — Brianna Walker and Amanda Werth combined to hurl a two-hitter to lead lthe Lady Rams in Tuesday’s non-league road win.
Walker allowed one hit with four strikeouts over the first four innings and Werth gave up one hit and struck out seven over the final three innings.
Megan Corrieri had three hits to lead the offense for Roy-Hart, which scored five runs in the first inning.
Jen Russell played a strong game defensively in left field for the Lady Rams.
Roy-Hart 5.5, Albion 0
ALBION — Roy-Hart blanked Albion 5.5-0 Tuesday in a Niagara-Orleans League make-up tennis match.
Bastian Schubert, Ryan Fonzi and Connor Callaghan all scored singles wins for Roy-Hart which improves to 2-1.
The Rams also got wins from the doubles teams of Cameron Hagie and Steve Fernandez, Ian Heschke and Melissa Reineke and Tanya Brewer and Liz Riegle.
The loss drops Albion to 0-4.