Fast start powers N-O Legion past Griffs

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 30 July 2021 at 8:31 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Chris Goyette delivers a pitch during the Niagara Orleans American Legion team’s win over the Griffs from Buffalo this evening at Vets Park.

Erupting for five quick runs in the first inning, the Niagara-Orleans American Legion team went on to defeat the Griffs from Buffalo 10-3 this evening at Vets Park.

Two-run doubles by AJ Seefeldt and Vinny Mauro highlighted the decisive opening inning uprising.

The N-O boosted its advantage to 7-0 in the third inning on a two-run single by Liam McMurray.

The Griffs did cut the deficit to 7-3 by scoring twice in the fifth on three hits and a sacrifice fly and once in the sixth on a walk and a fielder choice play, but would get no closer.

The N-O got those runs right back by scoring three times in the home half of the sixth on RBI singles by Mauro and David Belsito and a sacrifice fly by Andrew Stillinger.

Chris Goyette picked up the win on the mound scattering 6 hits and striking out 8 in six innings of work.

Improving to 5-2, the N-O squad next faces Lakview on Saturday and will then host Iroquois at 10 a.m. Sunday at Vets Park,

AJ Seefeldt slides into second base with a two-run double as Josh Krais goes high to take the throw for the Griffs.