Medina ‘9’ posts non league win over City Honors; Will East nips Roy-Hart

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 May 2024 at 2:37 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lukas Grimes delivers a pitch for Medina during the Mustangs non league win over City Honors at Vets Park this afternoon.

Improving to 14-1 overall, Medina downed City Honors (11-2) 5-1 in a non league baseball game at Vets Park this afternoon.

Lukas Grimes went the distance on the mound for the Mustangs allowing 3 hits and striking out 9.

Medina grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning as Preston Woodworth singled and came home on a sacrifice fly by Richard Keppler.

The Mustangs later put together a decisive  four run fifth inning scoring burst on an RBI single by Aidan Papaj, a passed ball and a two-run single by Brody Fry. A double by Ryan Pegelow ignited the key uprising.

City Honors’ lone run came in the seventh.

Medina next visits Wilson at 4:45 p.m. Monday as the Mustangs seek a win to claim sole possession of the Niagara-Orleans League title.

The Mustangs who are 9-1 in N-O action, have already clinched at least a tie for the title. The Lakemen and Roy-Hart, both at 7-3, are still in the title chase.

Medina will then host Wilson in the N-O season finale on Tuesday.

Williamsville East 5, Roy-Hart 4
Williamsville East nipped visiting Roy-Hart 5-4 in a non league contest as Carmen Panaro hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to earn the Flames the victory.

Roy-Hart had pulled ahead at 4-3 with a run in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by Jake Gould.

The Rams also grabbed an early 3-0 lead by scoring twice in the first inning on a home run by Brayden Hy and once in the second on a passed ball.

Now at 10-6 overall, Roy-Hart next hosts Barker at 4:45 p.m. Monday in an N-O contest.