H.S. diamond teams face very busy week

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 May 2017 at 6:34 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion first baseman Bryce Pritchard and his Purple Eagles look to stay in title contention as they begin the final week of the regular season.

Thanks to Mother Nature’s steady barrage of rain showers of late, and with league titles on the line, local high school baseball and softball teams face very crowded schedules heading into this last full week of the regular season.

In addition to dealing with weather caused postponements, baseball teams face another major concern due to the addition of pitch count regulations this season which makes planning a pitching rotation for playing 3, 4 or even 5 games in a week, which could well happen this week, a huge challenge.

The Niagara-Orleans League baseball standings currently is led by Wilson at 6-1 and Roy-Hart at 5-1.  However, the Lakemen still have 5 games to play and the Rams 6 over the next 9 days before the sectional seeding meeting on May 16 and those contests include a pair of head-to-head meetings between the two.

That situation, which  will make pitching a huge factor, also keeps Albion in the thick of the title chase as the Purple Eagles, though two games off the pace at 6-3, have only 3 games left to play. The Purple Eagles are slated for a quick start to the week by hosting rival Medina on Monday and Newfane Tuesday.

The N-O softball title race is a close three-way battle with Roy-Hart leading the way at 7-1 followed by Newfane at 5-1 and Akron 6-2. Defending champion Akron still has a pair of games against Newfane and one vs. Roy-Hart.

The busiest teams this coming week will likely be the Lyndonville, Holley and Kendall softball squads which have games scheduled for every day Monday through Friday with all but one of the games being Genesee Region League contests. Lyndonville at 5-1 is in the thick of the race for a G-R Division 2 title.

The Lyndonville baseball squad, which at 6-1 in the G-R and 10-1 overall is also in the thick of a title race, faces a busy week of 4 games as does Holley.

Week Schedule
Baseball – Oakfield-Alabama at Lyndonville, Pembroke at Holley, 4:30 p.m.; Wilson at Barker, Medina at Albion, Akron at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Elba at Lyndonville, Pembroke at Holley, Wheatland-Chili at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; Barker at Wilson, Albion at Medina, Newfane at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Barker at Albion, Newfane at Medina, Roy-Hart at Akron, Attica at Holley, 4 p.m.
Golf – Alexander/Attica at Holley, Wheatland-Chili at Kendall, 4 p.m.
Track – Holley at Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.

Baseball – Lyndonville at Wheatland-Chili, Holley at Byron-Bergen (2), 4:30 p.m.; Newfane at Albion, 4:15 p.m.; Medina at Barker ,4:45 p.m.
Softball – Newfane at Albion, 4:15 p.m.; Barker at Albion, 6:15 p.m.; Lyndonville at Kendall, Holley at Attica, 4:30 p.m.
Tennis – Medina at Wilson, Roy-Hart at Albion, Newfane at Barker, Holley at Kendall, 4 p.m.
Golf – Holley at Byron-Bergen, Kendall at Notre Dame, 4 p.m.
Track – Barker at Newfane, Medina at Akron, Roy-Hart at Albion 4:15 p.m.; Lyndonville and Kendall at Alexander, 4:30 p.m.

Baseball – Newfane at Barker, Medina at Wilson, Roy-Hart at Akron, 4:45 p.m.; Holley vs. Alexander, 7 p.m. at Frontier Field
Softball – Lyndonville at Pembroke, Byron-Bergen at Holley, Kendall at Wilson Magnet, 4:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Medina, Barker at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Medina at Barker, Akron at Newfane, Wilson at Albion, Alexander at Holley, 4 p.m.
Golf – Holley at Pembroke, Kendall vs. Churchville-Chili, 4 p.m.
Lacrosse – Medina at Akron, 5 p.m.

Baseball – Oakfield-Alabama at Barker, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Lyndonville at Notre Dame, Kendall at Elba, Holley at Lima Christian, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Barker, Medina at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Roy-Hart at Barker, 4 p.m.
Track – Albion at Barker, Newfane at Medina, Akron at Wilson, 4:15 p.m.
Golf – Kendall at Oakfield-Alabama, 4 p.m.

Baseball – Lyndonville vs. Holley, 4:30 p.m.; Wilson at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Holley at Lyndonville, Byron-Bergen at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; Akron vs. Roy-Hart at Barker, 5 p.m.
Tennis – Wilson at Newfane, Medina at Akron, Roy-Hart at Barker, Pembroke at Holley, 4 p.m.
Golf – Byron-Bergen at Holley, 4 p.m.
Lacrosse – Medina at Eden, 5:30 p.m.

Baseball – Holley at Pembroke, 10 a.m.; Akron at Medina, 11 a.m.; Lyndonville at Oakfield-Alabama, 1 p.m.
Softball – Lyndonville at Pembroke Tournament vs. Akron 10 a.m.; Newfane at Medina, 1:15 p.m.; Holley vs. Alexander 3 p.m. at Elba
Track – Wilson at Roy-Hart, 10 a.m.

N-O Standings
Baseball – Wilson 6-1, Roy-Hart 5-1, Albion 6-3, Akron 3-4, Barker 3-4, Medina 2-5, Newfane 0-7.
Softball – Roy-Hart 7-1, Newfane 5-1, Akron 6-2, Medina 4-3, Wilson 2-6, Albion 1-6, Barker 0-6
Tennis – Medina 6-0, Akron 5-1, Wilson 4-3, Albion 2-3, Roy-Hart 2-3, Barker 1-4, Newfane 0-6
Boys Track – Newfane 4-0, Barker 3-0, Albion 2-1, Medina 1-1, Roy-Hart 1-3, Akron 0-3, Wilson 0-3
Girls Track – Akron 3-0, Medina 3-0, Newfane 3-1, Barker 2-1, Wilson 1-3, Albion 0-3, Roy-Hart 0-4