Albion Cornerstone Seniors ride win streak

The Albion Cornerstone Legion Seniors rode momentum from victories in its final two games of the York Cornerstone Classic tournament and chalked up three more wins in action this past week.
The five-game streak boosted Cornerstone’s 2022 record to 6-3.
The Albion Seniors used a stellar mound performance and just enough plate execution to defeat Creighton 6-3 at Leon Nelson Memorial Field (Albion Sports Complex) Wednesday, June 1.
Albion did have several lapses in the field – committing five errors – but Carsten Bird would not let the miscues open the floodgates. Bird allowed the visitors just one earned run on four hits in 6.2 innings, striking out 10 batters and walking only two.
Bird actually was backed by all the run support he would need in the first two innings, helping his own cause in the process. After Seth Wright led off the bottom of the first with a single, Bird doubled him home and later scored on Kyle Preister’s base hit. Wright singled in Devon Luettel and scored in the second to put Albion in front 4-1.

After falling behind early Friday, Albion Cornerstone fought back with a flurry of runs and a big finish to defeat the host Ralph Bishop League Wayne Seniors 12-4 in five innings.
Wayne scored four times in the bottom of the first, but were stymied from there by Albion pitchers Preister, Patzel and Grape. Cornerstone chipped away at the 4-2 Wayne lead with a run in the third, went ahead 5-4 in the fourth, then ended the contest with a seven-run fifth inning.

The Cornerstone Seniors continued their roll Sunday by leveling Palmer-Wolbach-Greeley (PWG) 11-1 in five innings at Leon Nelson Memorial Field.
Cornerstone batters romped home five times in the bottom of the first. Wright and Bird began the frame with singles and scored on Grape’s base knock. Patzel singled with two out, and Luettel completed the inning with a two-run double.
The hosts made it 7-1 in the second. Wright was hit by a pitch, followed by Bird’s single, and both scored on sac flies by Grape and Preister.
Cornerstone set the stage to send PWG and fans home early with a final four counters in the third inning – accomplished with just two hits.

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