The Albion Cornerstone Legion Juniors continued their early season streak of success this past week, pulling out two hard fought victories at Leon Nelson Memorial Field in Albion.
It was a team effort for the Cornerstone Juniors Tuesday, as four pitchers combined to hold Shelton-Gibbon at bay in a 5-4 win.
The Albion Juniors engaged in a slugfest Thursday, besting Sutton 12-10 and improving their season record to 5-1.
Sutton took several early leads in the contest, but Cornerstone fought back each time. Sutton tied the score with a run in the top of the fifth, only to see Cornerstone retake the lead in the bottom of the inning. Schmitz led off with a single, one-out walks by Choat and Henry loaded the bases, and Trey Zoucha plated the go-ahead runs with a base hit.
Sutton did not go quietly, loading the bases with no outs in the sixth. Albion’s Dylan Gentrup then sandwiched a pair of strikeouts around a pop fly out, ending the wild contest.
After a difficult trip to the Bellevue Legion baseball tournament, Albion’s Cornerstone Seniors bounced back with a pair of home victories last week at Leon Nelson Memorial Field.
Kyle Kramer took matters in hand Tuesday, leading a 2-1 victory over Shelton-Gibbon with a sterling mound performance.
Kramer stymied the visitors for the full seven innings, allowing just a single second-inning run, while striking out nine batters.
Cornerstone received another pitching gem Thursday and boosted its record to 4-6 with an 8-0 five-inning whitewash of visiting Sutton.
Noah Valasek performed mound duties in this one, blanking Sutton on 68 pitches. One Sutton baserunner reached second in the first, and two more advanced that far in the second, but the visitors had just three additional batters reach after that – two by error – and none were able to advance.
Cornerstone took the contest in hand early, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first.
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