Diamond sectionals off to a soggy start

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 May 2024 at 7:53 pm

Area sectional baseball and softball action got off to a soggy start today as the rainy weather caused 6 of the 9 scheduled games to be postponed until Saturday.

Here is an update of the rescheduled games and the three completed contests.

Section VI Baseball
Class A
No. 10 seed Albion will now visit No. 7 Dunkirk at 2 p.m. Saturday with the winner advancing to a Tuesday quarterfinal test at No. 2 Iroquois.

Class B
No. 4 Roy-Hart will now face No. 13 Allegany-Limestone at noon Saturday at Medina’s Vets Park. The victor will face the winner of the No. 5 Southwestern vs. No. 12 Eden game in the quarterfinals on Monday.

No. 8 Akron will host No. 9 Salamanca at 1 p.m. with the victor advancing to a quarterfinal contest at top seeded Medina on Monday.

No. 7 Newfane will host No. 10 JFK at 11 a.m.

Class C
In the lone baseball game to be completed No. 5 Wilson blanked Niagara-Orleans League foe No. 12 Barker 5-0 in a Class C contest. Tyler Johnston and Conner Ernest combined on a 2 hitter with 13 strikeouts for the Lakemen which will next visit No. 4 Holland on Tuesday.

Section VI Softball
Class A – No. 8 Albion will host No. 9 West Seneca East at noon on Saturday. The contest was started today but was halted by rain in the first inning.

Class B
In two completed games No. 7 Springville defeated No. 10 Newfane 16-4 and No. 8 Southwestern downed No. 9 Medina 21-4 in a contest played at Allegany-Limestone.

Section V Softball
Class C1
No. 15 Holley will visit No. 2 Avon at 10 a.m. Saturday.

In addition seven other area sectional games were already scheduled for Saturday. Those contests are as follows.

Section V Baseball
Class C2 – No. 4 Kendall will host No. 13 Caledonia-Mumford, 4 p.m.

Section V Softball
Class C2 – No. 8 Kendall will host No. 9 Cuba-Rushford at 11 a.m.

Class D – No. 5 Lyndonville will host No. 12 Arkport-Canaseraga at 11 a.m.

Section VI Softball
Class B1 – No. 6 Akron at No. 3 Olmsted, noon,
Class B2 – No. 7 Roy-Hart at No. 2 Portville and No. 6 JFK at No. 3 Wilson both at noon.
Class C – Top seeded Barker was scheduled to host the winner of today’s No. 8 Frewsburg vs. No. 9 Maple Grove contest. That game was not played so the new date for Barker’s opener has not been set.