Former diamond rivals are now teammates

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 9 March 2023 at 9:07 am

Contributed Photos – On rival diamond squads during their high school days, Albion graduate Liam Ward, left, and Medina grad Xander Payne are now college teammates on the SUNY Cortland baseball team. Ward is a sophomore infielder and Payne, who is majoring in Sport Management, is a freshman pitcher for the Red Dragons. Ward has a pair of hits and an RBI and Payne has hurled a pair of scoreless innings to date during Cortland’s early season action.