Barker upends Akron in N-O softball opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 10 April 2024 at 7:06 pm

Barker opened the Niagara-Orleans League softball season on a high note this afternoon as the Bulldogs downed visiting defending champion Akron 8-2.

Barker moved on top for good by scoring twice in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly by winning pitcher Peyton Bradley and a single by Rachel Sutter. A triple by Arnie Sturtevant and a single by Kaylee Stoll set up the threat.

The Bulldogs then put a lock on the win by scoring four times in the sixth inning on a run producing double by Sturtevant, RBI singles by Stoll and Madyson Flint and a fielders choice play. Singles by Elise Monaco and Macie May set up the opportunity.

May finished with a total of three hits as Sturtevant, Stoll and Sutter each had two,

In the circle, Bradley threw a 3 hitter with 7 strikeouts.