Barker and Albion post N-O softball wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 April 2024 at 7:14 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Rachel Sutter slides safely into second base on a steal as Roy-Hart’s Millie Owens tries to make the tag. The action took place during Barker’s win over host Roy-Hart this afternoon.

Front-running Barker (6-0) romped to a 16-2 win over host Roy-Hart (2-2) and Albion (4-2) downed host Akron (2-3) in Niagara-Orleans League softball action this afternoon.

Trailing 2-0, Barker rallied to outscore Roy-Hart 16-0 over the final four innings as the Lady Bulldogs pounded out a total of 22 hits on the afternoon.

Barker took the lead for good by scoring three times in the fourth inning as winning pitcher Peyton Bradley and Anna Bowerman had run producing doubles and Rachel Sutter an RBI single.

The Lady Bulldogs then pulled away with 4 runs in the fifth as Madelina Pavlock had a two-run single, 3 in the sixth and 6 in the seventh as Bowerman had a two-run double and Pavlock a two-run single.

Bradley, Bowerman and Madyson Flint each finished with 3 hits as Pavlock, Arnie Sturtevant, Kaylee Stoll and Elise Monaco.

In the circle, Bradley allowed 4 hits and struck out 7.

Albion 5, Akron 2
Albion scored in four different innings to down Akron as Alana Irvine scattered 7 hits and struck out 4 to gain the win in the circle.

Irvine also led the Purple Eagles at the plate with 3 hits.

Akron pitcher Sloan Jonathan scattered 6 hits and struck out 8.

Jonathan and Shana Thomas both had 2 hits.