Albion gains split in softball

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Ashley Bocach bangs out a hit during the Purple Eagles loss at Roy-Hart this afternoon. Albion though rebounded to gain a split on the day by downing Newfane.

Albion trimmed Newfane 10-7 this afternoon at Vets Park in the completion of a weather interrupted Niagara-Orleans League softball game to earn a split on the day as the Purple Eagles dropped a 8-2 decision at Roy-Hart earlier in the afternoon.

A three-run home run by Meaghan Hurley capped off a four run seventh inning rally which earned Albion the win over Newfane.

Ashley Bocach also had a home run for the Purple Eagles.

In the earlier game, Roy-Hart used a big six run third inning scoring burst to key the win over Albion and improve to 11-2 on the season.

Ashley Bower, Rachel Rausch and Courtney VanBuren all had singles for the Lady Rams in the key inning which was also aided by a pair of errors.

Hurley had a triple and Kelsey Schmitt a double in the game for Albion which got the bases loaded in the seventh but Roy-Hart pitcher Taylor Fry bore down to notch a clutch game wending strikeout.

Albion finishes the N-O season at 4-10.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina shortstop Liz Meyer puts the tag on Wilson base runner Rebekah Blasius during the Mustangs loss to the Lakewomen this morning at Vets Park.

Wilson 11, Medina 1

Scoring in every inning but the seventh, Wilson posted an 11-1 victory over Medina this morning at Vets Park in the completion of a Niagara-Orleans League softball game that was interrupted by thunderstorms on Wednesday.

Two-run home runs by Ana Bryer in the fifth inning and by Mercedes Rees in the sixth frame highlighted today’s action for Wilson.

The Lakewomen had taken the lead for good on Wednesday by scoring three quick runs in the first inning highlighted by a double by Rebekah Blasius.

Alissa Dicesare had a total of three hits and Blasius two for Wilson.

In the circle, Taylor Devole allowed only two hits and struck out three in six innings of work.

Wilson finishes the N-O season at 9-5 while Medina is at 2-11 with one make-up game against Newfane to play.