Lady Tigers down Mustangs; Bulldogs rally for narrow win over Purple Eagles

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 April 2024 at 7:48 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Akron’s Alexis Salmon slides into home before Medina catcher Baileigh McAdoo can make the tag. The action took place during the Lady Bulldogs win over the Mustangs at Vets Park this afternoon.

An early four run inning sparked Akron to a 13-3 win over Medina in a Niagara-Orleans League softball game at Vets Park this afternoon.

Akron scored four times in the second inning on an RBI single by Kylie Mangione, two bases loaded walks and a wild pitch.

Medina answered with two runs in the home half of the second on a single by Eva Lacy and a double by Iyla Lilleby but could get no closer.

The Lady Tigers extended the advantage to 10-2 by scoring three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. Shannon Esmond had an RBI triple in the fifth.

Akron improves to 1-1 in N-O action and Medina is 0-1.

Barker 6, Albion 5
Rebounding from an early 4-0 deficit, Barker rallied to nip Albion 6-5.

Barker rallied for five runs in the fourth inning as winning pitcher Peyton Bradley singled in two runs and Anna Bowerman and Madyson Flint both singled in one. Hits by Arnie Sturtevant, Kaylee Stoll and Rachel Sutter loaded the bases to set up the threat.

The winning run for the Bulldogs came in the sixth inning on an single by Elise Monaco.

In the circle, Bradley struck out 14.

Albion did rally for a run in the top of the seventh as Cami London tripled and Aubrielle Barry doubled but Bradley notched a clutch strikeout to end the rally and the game.

Stoll and Bradley both finished with two hits for Barker while Barry had 3 and London and Abigail Wittenberg 2 for Albion.

Barker is now 2-0 and Albion 1-1.

Wilson 6, Newfane 1
Wilson evened its N-O record at 1-1 with a 6-1 win over rival Newfane which slips to 0-2.