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High school baseball: Keystone beats Medina to remain perfect at Amherst Summer Classic

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    Medina's Nick Chester steals second under the tag of Keystone's Mike Mileski Friday at Penfield Park.

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    Medina's Nick Chester steals second under the tag of Keystone's Mike Mileski Friday at Penfield Park.

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    Keystone pitcher Kevin Mealwitz delivers a pitch during first inning action Friday against Medina at Penfield Park.

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    Keystone pitcher Kevin Mealwitz delivers a pitch during a game Friday against Medina at Penfield Park.

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    Medina pitcher Trevor Aupperle delivers a pitch during first inning action Friday against Keystone at Penfield Park.

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PENFIELD — Ten walks and four errors usually lead to disaster on the baseball field and it certainly did Friday night at Penfield Community Park.

Keystone took advantage of everything Medina was willing to give in winning 13-3 in Summer Classic tournament play. The Wildcats enter Sunday’s semifinal action with a spotless 3-0 record.

Keystone trailed 3-1 after three innings on a three-run double by Medina’s David Haberkorn but the Wildcats sent 14 batters to the plate in a 10-run fourth to pretty much seal the game. Three hits and two RBIs by leftfielder Kyler Yusko and a pair of hits and RBIs by shortstop Sean Saterlee led the way offensively for the Wildcats, who will await results from today’s games to determine where and who they’ll play Sunday.

“It’s great getting to know your future teammates,” Yusko said. “I don’t think we’ve made the finals before so it’s a good feeling.”

“Right now we have a couple young guys,” Saterlee said. “We don’t have a lot of juniors and seniors right now. We’re just trying to play our best with what we have.”

Saterlee walked twice against starting Medina lefty Trevor Aupperle but he teed off against right-hander Ty Stolarski to drive in two runs with a double to deep centerfield during Keystone’s 10-run rally. He singled in the sixth and scored on Yusko’s third hit of the day — a double over the centerfielder’s head.

Justin Lenz drove in the mercy-rule winning run with a sharp single to score Rocky Houston from third base. Lenz, Michael Mileski, Kevin Mealwitz, Houston and Nathan Prunty all had hits for the Wildcats.

Starting pitcher Mealwitz was the benefactor of all the runs. Once he got his rhythm, he pitched well — walking two and striking out three in five innings. He retired eight of the final 10 hitters he faced. Lefty Nathan Archer came in to work the final inning.

“Kevin hasn’t pitched since the end of high school ball,” said Frank Bailey, who was filling in for Keystone coach Bert Fitzgerald. “It took him a little bit but he just kept battling. He’s going to be a senior this year. He’s one of our leaders. It was nice to see and show the other kids. Sometimes you just don’t have it and you have to battle.”

Once Keystone tacked on the 10-run inning, Mealwitz’s curveball seemed to have a little more bite.

“That’s what we were trying to figure out and he has a nice change(up), too,” said Bailey. “Offensively, we had to get a little aggressive. When we hit, it’s hard to beat us.”

Contact Tim Gebhardt at 440-329-7135 or at timothygeb@msn.com.

Keystone 13, Medina 3

Medina Keystone

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Raun 3 1 0 0 Archer 2 1 0 1

Johnson 2 1 1 0 Kincaid 1 0 0 0

Stewart 3 0 0 0 Moleski 3 1 1 1

Haberkorn 2 0 1 3 Mealwitz 4 1 1 0

McDonald 3 0 0 0 Saterlee 2 2 2 2

Smigel 3 0 1 0 Houston 4 2 1 0

Kermas 3 0 0 0 Yusko 4 2 3 2

Maruna 2 0 1 0 Lenz 2 2 1 1

Chester 1 0 1 0 Prunty 1 1 1 2

Stolarski 2 0 0 0 Twining 2 1 0 1

Kancler 2 1 1 0 Gaughan 1 0 0 1

Anderson 1 0 0 0

Totals 26 3 6 3 Totals 27 13 10 11

Medina 003 000 —3 6 4

Keystone 010 (10)02 —13 10 3

2B—Haberkorn, Smigel, Moleski, Saterlee, Yusko, Prunty. SB—Johnson 3, Haberkorn, Chester. CS—Smigel. DP—Medina. LOB—Medina 8, Keystone 7.

IP H R ER BB SO

Medina

Aupperle (L) 3 2 5 3 9 4

Stolarski 2/3 4 6 3 1 0

McDonald 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 1

Kancler 1/3* 4 2 2 0 1

Keystone

Mealwitz (W) 5 6 3 0 2 3

Archer 1 0 0 0 0 1

*One out when mercy run scored.



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