Akron nips Barker to claim N-O softball title; Albion romps to win over Newfane

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 May 2023 at 8:36 pm

Front-running Akron edged past runner-up Barker 4-3 this afternoon to lock up the Niagara-Orleans League softball championship.

Akron improves to 10-1 while Barker finishes the N-O season at 9-3. Akron will finish the league campaign on Saturday with a make-up game against Wilson.

Breaking away from a 3-3 tie, Akron scored the game winning run in the fifth inning as Ashlee Henning came home off a hit by Melanie Holtz.

Barker had rallied from a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 tie in the top of the fifth on an RBI single by Peyton Bradley and a sacrifice by Natalie Brandel.

Bradley, Mia Herman and Kaylee Stoll each had 2 hits on the day for the Lady Raiders.

Albion 22, Newfane 0
Albion improved its N-O record to 5-6 with a 22-0 win over visiting Newfane this evening.

Alana Irvine hurled a 1 hitter with 9 strikeouts for Albion. She also banged out 2 hits and drove in 2 runs.

Maya Knaak also had 2 hits and 3 RBI for Albion which finishes the N-O season on Monday against Wilson.

N-O tennis
Newfane 4 1/2, Barker 1
Singles wins by Luke Gunby and Miles Czekaj helped spark Newfane to a 4 1/2-1 N-O tennis win over Barker which got as singles win from Lucas DerSarkissian.

Barker finishes the N-O season at 7-5.