Five way N-O baseball title chase; three way softball race are heading into stretch run

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 May 2023 at 8:31 am

With just two weeks remaining in the regular season and five teams still in the title chase nearly every remaining game will have an impact on the race for the Niagara-Orleans League baseball championship.

Akron is currently in sole possession of first place at 5-1. The Tigers though hold a slender one game lead over a trio of two loss teams including Roy-Hart (6-2), Medina (4-2) and Wilson (3-2). Albion, which is 3-3, is also still in the title hunt.

All four teams facing a challenging week of at least four games.

Akron is scheduled to visit Wilson on Monday, Newfane on Wednesday, host Newfane on Friday and visit Medina on Saturday.

Roy-Hart will host Medina on Monday, Barker on Wednesday, visit Albion on Thursday and visit Barker on Friday.

Medina, in addition to the road game at Roy-Hart and the home game against Akron, has a home and home series against Wilson on Wednesday and Friday.

Wilson and Albion will also meet in a home and home series on Thursday and Saturday. The Purple Eagles will also visit Newfane on Monday.

The N-O softball title race is a three-way battle heading into the final full week.

Akron at 6-1 currently holds a narrow half game lead over Barker and Wilson which are both 6-2.

Akron has a very busy five game week vs. Medina on Monday, Wilson on Wednesday and Saturday, Newfane on Thursday and Barker on Friday.

Barker will face Newfane on Monday, Medina Wednesday, Roy-Hart Thursday and Akron Friday.

Wilson, in addition to the key home and home series against Akron, will face Medina on Thursday and Albion on Monday May 15 which is the day before the sectional seeding meeting.

Weekly Schedule
Baseball – Medina at Roy-Hart, Albion at Newfane, Akron at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.; Lyndonville at Kendall, Holley at Oakfield-Alabama, 5 p.m.
Softball – Medina at Akron, Newfane at Barker, 4:45 p.m.; Lyndonville at Kendall, Byron-Bergen at Holley, 5 p.m.
Tennis – Albion at Akron, Wilson at Barker, Holley at Pembroke, Kendall at Batavia, 4 p.m.
Lacrosse – Medina at Lockport, 5 p.m.

Baseball – Albion at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Lyndonville at Finney, 4:30 p.m.; Oakfield-Alabama at Holley, 5 p.m.; Red Jacket at Albion, 5:15 p.m.; Akron at Newfane, 7 p.m.
Tennis – Akron at Wilson, 4 p.m.
Track – Medina at Newfane, Roy-Hart at Wilson, Barker at Akron, 4:45 p.m.

Baseball – Medina at Wilson, Barker at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.; Lyndonville at Notre Dame, Alexander at Holley, Byron-Bergen at Kendall, 5 p.m.; Akron at Newfane 7 p.m.
Softball – Akron at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.; Medina at Barker, Kendall at Pembroke, 5 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Albion, 7:15 p.m.
Tennis – Oakfield-Alabama at Holley, Kendall at Elba, 4 p.m.
Track – Lyndonville at Wheatland-Chili, Holley and Kendall at Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.
Lacrosse – Medina at Depew, 6 p.m.

Baseball – Roy-Hart at Albion, 4:45 p.m.; Holley at Byron-Bergen, 5 p.m.
Softball – Wilson at Medina, Barker at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.; Lyndonville at Notre Dame, Holley at Alexander, Kendall at Byron-Bergen, 5 p.m.
Tennis – Kendall at Notre Dame 4 p.m.
Track – Barker at Medina, Akron at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.

Baseball – Wilson at Medina, Roy-Hart at Barker, Newfane at Akron, 4:45 p.m.; Oakfield-Alabama at Lyndonville, 5 p.m.
Softball – Albion at Newfane, Barker at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Lacrosse- Gowanda at Medina, 7:15 p.m.

Baseball – Wilson at Albion, 10 a.m.; Attica at Lyndonville, TBA; Roy-Hart at Oakfield-Alabama, 1 p.m.; Akron at Medina, 5 p.m.
Softball – Barker at Holley, Wilson at Akron ,11 a.m.; Lyndonville at Oakfield-Alabama, 2 p.m.
Lacrosse – Bloomfield at Medina, 2 p.m.