Midway's win streak is snapped by Nimrod
It took a one-hitter by Nimrod's Isaac Johnson to end Midway's winning streak in Lake and Pine League amateur baseball play. Brad Lusti's infield single broke up Johnson's no-hitter in the eighth inning and proved to be the Snurdbirds' only hit o...
It took a one-hitter by Nimrod's Isaac Johnson to end Midway's winning streak in Lake and Pine League amateur baseball play.
Brad Lusti's infield single broke up Johnson's no-hitter in the eighth inning and proved to be the Snurdbirds' only hit of the game in a 2-1 loss to Nimrod last Friday night at Menahga. That loss snapped Midway's 10-game winning streak against Lake and Pine League teams.
Midway rebounded from that loss to sweep a doubleheader from Verndale last Sunday at Midway. The Snurdbirds prevailed 5-3 in the first game before coasting to a 12-2 five-inning victory in the second game.
Midway maintained its hold on first place in the North Division standings with a 13-2 record entering Sunday's regular-season finale against Staples at Midway. Wolf Lake is 12-3 entering its final game against Nimrod.
Johnson sparks Nimrod
In addition to allowing only one hit, Johnson overcame seven walks and a hit batter by striking out 10 in a complete-game effort.
The Snurdbirds loaded the bases in the eighth on Lusti's single, a walk to Chris Baso and an error on Mike Baso's grounder but couldn't score.
Pete Marjamaa scored Midway's lone run in the ninth inning. Marjamaa was hit by a pitch and Jake Lund walked. A grounder by Lusti plated Marjamaa with Midway's only run.
Lund also pitched well for Midway, allowing two earned runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. Lund fell to 3-3 on the season.
Midway sweeps Verndale
George Baso and Lusti combined on a seven-hitter in the opener and Chris Baso hit a grand-slam home run in the second game to spark Midway's sweep against Verndale.
Midway took advantage of five hits to score three runs in the first and twice in the third to win the opener.
Chris Baso, Travis Lusti, Lund and Brad Lusti ac-counted for Midway's four hits while Drew Rasmussen, Chris Baso, Lund, Mar-jamaa and Brad Lusti scored the five runs.
George Baso improved to 5-1 on the season by allowing three runs on seven hits over the first five innings. Lusti struck out four of the six hitters he faced for the save. The win gave Midway a 23-8 overall record.
Lund went 3 for 4 with two RBI and two runs and Chris Baso drove in five runs and scored twice to back Andy Baso's two-hitter as Midway completed the sweep with a win after five innings via the 10-run rule.
Rasmussen, Ben Davis and Brad Lusti all scored twice and Marjamaa went 2 for 4 as Midway combined eight hits with 10 walks. Andy Baso improved to 3-1.
Sebeka sweeps Shysters
The Nevis Shysters fell to 2-13 on the season as Sebeka swept a doubleheader Sun-day by scores of 15-5 and 11-1.
Nevis managed only three hits in the second game.