The Albion Seniors (4-10) opened their week’s action Wednesday with a 6-1 loss at Shelton-Gibbon, suffering a sixth-inning collapse.
The majority of the contest was a pitching duel between Shelton-Gibbon’s Korbin Hynes and a pair of Cornerstone hurlers. Kyle Kramer opened for Albion and pitched two scoreless frames before Dylan Gentrup took the mound.
Gentrup gave up a run in the bottom of the third, allowing just one single, but hurt by a walk and two wild pitches. Cornerstone knotted the score in the fourth when Derek Stuhr walked, advanced on a sac bunt, then raced home when Kramer reached by error.
The score would remain 1-1 until the bottom of the sixth, when the hosts broke loose for five runs, aided by a walk and three Cornerstone errors. Jaison Andrist relieved Hynes and pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning, striking out the final two Albion batters to end the contest.
Cornerstone bounced back the following night to defeat Sutton 6-1 with its own late heroics.
The Albion Seniors broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the fifth. Caden Ranslem led off with a walk and Noah Valasek reached by fielder’s choice. Ranslem put Cornerstone in front when Kramer reached and Stuhr singled home Valasek.
Valasek kept the hosts at bay, giving up just the single run in the fourth inning. Overall, he allowed just three Sutton hits and struck out four while not walking a batter.
Further details in Print & Online editions of Albion News