2020 In Review: No. 7 – The new Orleans Short Season Baseball League was special

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 December 2020 at 1:55 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Sandstone catcher Omer Fugate tags out Medina’s Breydin Lewis during Short Season Baseball League 12U Division action.

Restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 Pandemic caused the cancellation of the seasons for the Albion Midget League and Niagara Orleans Youth Baseball League (which includes teams from Medina, Lyndonvlle, Roy-Hart and Somerset).

However, when restrictions were eased a bit  in July a new Orleans County Short Season Baseball League was organized involving teams from Albion, Medina and Elba for 10U and 12U divisions to help fill that gap for young area diamond enthusiasts.

In the 12U Division Medina captured the regular season title with a 9-1 record and went on to win the playoff title by nipping Albion Rotary 1-0 in the finals. In the semifinals Medina trimmed Carlton 5-4 and Rotary edged Elba 7-6.

Albion also fielded a team in a late summer GLOW 15U League in Batavia and went 7-4-1.