Medina blanks Newfane, Akron tops Albion in N-O League softball action

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 May 2021 at 7:12 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Bri Raiser-Russell delivers a pitch and Miriam Fike bangs out a hit for Medina during the Mustangs win over Newfane at gets Park this afternoon.

A quick three run first inning scoring burst ignited Medina to a 10-0 victory over Newfane in a Niagara-Orleans League softball game this afternoon at Vets Park.

Miriam Fike had a two-run single and Paige Adkins an RBI single in the opening frame for the Mustangs.

Fike and Faith Oberther later both had two-run singles to highlight a five run fourth inning uprising as the Mustangs opened up a commanding 8-0 lead.

Bri Raiser-Russell and Oberther shared in posting the shutout in the circle. Raiser-Russell gave up just one hit and registered 7 strikeouts over the first four innings while Oberther allowed no hits and fanned 4 over the final three frames.

A fifth inning double play from Adkins at second to Brooklyn Brown at first highlighted the shutout effort by the Medina defense. Adkins also finished with two hits and Brown banged out a double at the plate.

Medina is now 2-0 and Newfane 0-3.

The Mustangs next visit Roy-Hart on Wednesday.

Akron 7, Albion 2

A four run second inning highlighted by doubles by Alex Roland and Jessee Jonathan keyed undefeated (3-0) Akron to a 7-2 win over visiting Albion.

Jonathan, Madison Henning and winning pitcher Jenelle Kieffer each had two hits on the day for the Lady Tigers.

In the circle, Kieffer allowed 4 hits and struck out 11.

Kenzi Hapeman and Leah Pritchard both banged out triples for Albion.

Albion is now 1-2 heading into Wednesday’s home game against Wilson.

Barker 9, Wilson 7

The Barker Lady Raiders picked up their first win of the season downing Wilson,  9-7.

Natalie Brandel got her first Varsity win on the mound striking out 8.

Jessalynn Coen led the hitting with a fourth inning grand slam home run. Rachel Sutter and Anna Bowerman each added two hits and an RBI each while Brandel and Luckman both had a hit. 

Isabella Lemke and Maddy Seeley each had three hits for Wilson.