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Medina and Roy-Hart post tennis wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 April 2019 at 8:42 pm

Medina defeated host Wilson 3 1/2-2 and Roy-Hart downed host Barker 5 1/2-0 this afternoon as the Mustangs and Rams both improve to 3-1 in Niagara-Orleans League tennis competition.

Haylee Seefeldt’s win at second singles proved to be the decisive point for Medina which also swept the three doubles matches with the duos of Kody Leno-Jonathan Pietrafesa, Ben Zakes-Carter Green and Isaac Pace-Emma Baldwin.

Joey Moote won at first singles and Jacob Hecko at third singles for Wilson which slips to 1-3.

Cameron VanBuren, Collin Dodge and Dominic Pericciny scored wins in singles competition for Roy-Hart.

The Rams also swept the doubles matches with the teams of Michael and Jason Kuchey, Aspen Moore-Kayla Hagen and Jordyn Bobzein-Zoey Haynes.

The loss drops Barker to 0-5.

In the other match, Newfane (1-2) downed Albion (2-3) 4-1 1/2.

Carson Bader won at first singles for Albion as did the Purple Eagles third doubles team of Collin VanGorder-Andrew Caldwell.

Mustangs rebound to down Tigers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 April 2019 at 8:02 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Matt Saj gets tagged out on the foot while diving into secod base by Akron’s Jack Klodzinski during the Mustangs win over the Tigers this afternoon at Vets Park.

Getting back onto the winning track, Medina bested Akron 6-2 in a Niagara-Orleans League game at Vets Park this afternoon.

Rebounding from their first loss of the season (5-3 to Roy-Hart in 8 innings Tuesday), the Mustangs jumped out to an early 5-0 lead.

Chris Goyette went the distance on the mound for the Mustangs.

An RBI single by winning pitcher Chris Goyette and a double steal play gave Medina a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning. A single by Nate Sherman and a walk set up the opportunity.

The Mustangs quickly tacked on three more runs in the second inning on a two-run single by AJ Seefeldt and an error. A walk and a single by Brian Fry ignited that uprising.

Seefeldt had a big day at the plate as he also banged out a solo home run in the sixth inning and had a double in the fourth frame.

Goyette went the distance on the mound allowing 4 hits and striking out 8.

Akron’s only scoring came on a two-run double by Mitchell Holtz in the sixth inning.

Medina improves to 4-1 in the league and 9-1 overall while Akron slips to 2-2 in N-O competition.

Wilson 6, Roy-Hart 5
Trailing 5-3, Wilson scored three times in the sixth inning to hand defending champion Roy-Hart its first N-O loss.

A single by winning pitcher Ian Evans, an error and a double by Patrick Seeley accounted for the Lakemen’s decisive three runs in the sixth. A double by Tom Baia ignited the uprising which also included a single by Steve Frerichs.

On the mound, Evans scattered 10 hits and struck out 13.

Charlie Bruning, Gavyn Boyle, Noah Hardy and Tom Russo each had a pair of hits and an RBI for Roy-Hart.

Wilson is now 2-0 and Roy-Hart 2-1 in N-O competition.

Newfane 5, Barker 1

Garrett Srock went the distance on the mound with 14 strikeouts for Newfane in a 5-1 win over Barker.

Cade Littman had a two-run double and Matt DiTullio 2 hits for the Panthers.

Newfane is now 1-2 and Barker 0-4 in N-O action.

Lady Raiders earn first softball victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 April 2019 at 7:45 pm

Snapping a brief season opening two game losing streak, Barker bested visiting Newfane 12-7 in a Niagara-Orleans League softball game this afternoon.

A grand slam home run by Jessalynn Coen with two out in the second inning highlighted the win for the Lady Raiders.

Coen, Holly Wasnock, Emily Wagner and Kaitlynn Kimber each banged out two hits for Barker. Kimber’s hits included a triple.

Barker is now 1-2 and Newfane 0-2.

Roy-Hart 26, Wilson 1
Six home runs highlighted the offense as defending champion Roy-Hart downed Wilson 26-1.

Mallory Steiner had three home runs and Maddie Fry a grand slam for the Lady Rams which also got homers from Jamie Bower and Claire Halstead.

Reanna Perkins picked up the win in the circle.

Roy-Hart is now 2-0 and Wilson 1-1.

Akron 9, Medina 2
Camri King had a two-run home run for Medina in the 9-2 loss at Akron.

Medina is now 2-1 and Akron 1-1 in N-O action.

Roy-Hart track teams split with Wilson

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 April 2019 at 7:29 pm

Roy-Hart downed visiting Wilson 84-57 in a Niagara-Orleans League girls track meet this afternoon.

Anna Rickard was a triple winner in the 800, 1500 and 3000 and Nadia White doubled in the 400 and triple jump to lead the way for Roy-Hart which also got wins from Ellie Scharping (High Jump), Sam Choate (200) and McCarthy Lang (Pole Vault).

Roy-Hart is now 1-2 and Wilson 0-2.

Wilson did gain a split on the day by downing Roy-Hart in the boys meet 85-56 as John Littere doubled in the High Jump and Discus, Marcell Wilson in the 100 and Long Jump and Will Schwarzmueller in the 1600 and 3200.

Will Rickard won the 400, Ethan Lindke the 110 Hurdles and Nate Bower the Shotput for Roy-Hart.

Wilson is now 1-1 and Roy-Hart 1-2.

Tigers post shutout win over Trojans

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 April 2019 at 7:11 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Noah Heinsler slides safely into home for Lyndonville during the Tigers shutout victory over visiting Alexander this afternoon.

Zach Johnson hurled a one hitter for the Tigers

A big early inning scoring burst keyed Lyndonville to an 11-0 victory over visiting Alexander this afternoon in a Genesee Region League game.

Two-run doubles by Casey Winiecki and Rolland Balcerzak highlighted the decisive eight run third inning uprising. The other runs came home on two wild pitches, an error and a fielders choice play. Winiecki also had another double to leadoff the big frame.

Zach Johnson went the distance on the mound for the Tigers hurling a one hitter with 14 strikeouts. A single to lead off the game was the only hit he allowed. He also had a big day at the plate banging out a solo home run in the sixth inning and an RBI triple in the fourth.

The Tigers improve to 3-0 in the league and 4-0 overall.

Lyndonville next hosts Pembroke next Tuesday.

Rams post key win over Mustangs in 8 innings

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 16 April 2019 at 7:44 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart centerfielder Gavyn Boyle makes a diving catch during the Rams key win over Medina at Vets Park this afternoon.

Defending champion Roy-Hart pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to hand Medina its first league loss by a 5-3 margin in a key Niagara-Orleans contest at rainy Vets Park this afternoon.

Breaking away from a 3-3 deadlock, Roy-Hart scored the decisive two runs in the eighth on an RBI single by Hunter Babel and a bases loaded walk to Thomas Russo. The combination of a leadoff single by Charlie Brigham, a wild pitch, a sacrifice bunt by Walker Samanka and two intentional walks had loaded the bases to set up the opportunity.

Samanka, who came on two hurl the final two frames, then locked up the Rams win by facing only four batters in he bottom of the eighth getting the outs on two groundouts and a strikeout.

Charlie Bruning delivers a pitch for the Rams.

With the win, Roy-Hart improves to 2-0 in N-O action while Medina slips to 3-1.

Medina had grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI single by Nate Sherman.

Roy-Hart though answered right back with two runs in the top of the fourth with two outs on an RBI single by Karl Darling and an error.

Medina did regain a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning on a wild pitch and an RBI single by Chris Goyette after an error, a walk and a balk put runners to second and third.

However, the Rams again answered right back, this time with a run in the top of the sixth on a double by Charlie Bruning and an error to retie the contest at 3-3.

The Mustangs did get a runner to third in the home half of the sixth but could not capitalize as Russo made a nifty catch at second base for the final out for the Rams.

The Roy-Hart defense then came up big in the bottom of the seventh as catcher Noah Hardy threw runners out two runners to quickly shutdown a Medina comeback bid. Brian Fry led off with a single for the Mustangs but was thrown out by Hardy at second base. Sherman then reached on a walk but ended up being thrown out at third by Hardy and Samanka followed up with an inning ending strikeout.

Bruning pitched the first six innings for the Rams allowing 4 hits and striking out 8. Samanka then allowed just 1 hit and struck out 2 over the final two frames.

Trveor Luthart pitched the first six and one-third innings for the Mustangs scattering 5 hits and striking out 9.

Medina next hosts Akron and Roy-Hart entertains Wilson at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Lyndonville 17, Barker 7

Lyndonville defeated visiting Barker 17-7 in a non league game as Rolland Balcerzak and Nate Dillenbeck both had 3 hits and Oskar Heinsler, Kane Flynn, Matt Hess and Zach Johnson 2 apiece.


The Albion at Wilson N-O League game and the Lyndonville at Newfane non league contest were both postponed.

Roy-Hart first baseman Walker Samanka, who ended up picking up the win on the mound, takes a throw as Medina’s Brian Fry dives back to the bag.

Raiders best Mustang stickmen

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 April 2019 at 9:14 pm

Jumping out to a 4-0 first quarter lead, Eden went on to defeat visiting Medina 14-2 this evening in a non league lacrosse game.

The Raiders went on to hold leads of 7-1 at the half and 11-2 after three quarters.

Christian Silversmith scored the two Medina goals both off assists from his brother Mitchell.

Now at 3-6 overall, Medina next hosts Wilson in a Class D Division game on April 29.

Albion and Medina diamond contests ppd.

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 April 2019 at 2:23 pm

Mother Nature threw the Niagara-Orleans League baseball and softball schedule makers another nasty curveball today.

The Medina at Roy-Hart, Wilson at Albion and Akron at Newfane baseball games have all been postponed.

The Medina vs. Roy-Hart game is scheduled to be made up on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Vets Park while the Wilson vs. Albion game is slated to be made up on Thursday at Albion at 4:45 p.m.

The Roy-Hart at Medina, Albion at Wilson and Newfane at Akron softball games have also all been postponed.

The Albion vs. Wilson game is scheduled to be made up on Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. and the Roy-Hart vs. Medina game is slated to be made up on May 4 at 2 p.m.

In addition, the Akron at Medina, Wilson at Roy-Hart and Barker at Newfane tennis matches have been postponed.

The Wilson vs. Roy-Hart match is scheduled to be made up on Tuesday while the Akron vs. Medina match is slated to be made up on May 9.

The Wilson at Medina track meet has also been postponed.

One non league baseball game, Barker at Lyndonville, has also been postponed.

Medina grads have big day on the diamond

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 April 2019 at 11:34 am

Contributed Photos – Emily Kams, left, and Alisha Scroger

Two Medina High graduates, Emily Kams and Alisha Scroger both had big days on the collegiate softball diamond Saturday.

Kams picked up her second win of the season in the circle for Genesee Commnity College as she hurled a 5 hitter with 9 stikeouts in the Cougars 7-2 victory over Erie Community College.

Kams, who earlier in the season blanked Finger Lakes 4-0 striking out 5, now has 23 strikeouts on the season. When not in the circle, she also plays first base for the Cougars.

Scroger had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored in Niagara Community College’s wild 16-14 win over Corning Community College.

Scroger, who plays shortstop for the Thunderwolves, is hitting .400 for the season with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 19 RBIs. On defense she has a fielding percentage of .939.