Medina nips Albion in N-O softball

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Brylie Hapeman is tagged out at second base by Medina’s Alisha Scroger during the Mustangs narrow 2-1 over the host Purple Eagles this afternoon.

Medina pushed across a run in the top of the seventh inning to edge past host Albion 2-1 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League softball game.

An error, walk, stolen base and passed ball combined to produce the decisive run as Medina improves to 4-3 in N-O action.

Albion did get the leadoff runner aboard in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Ellen Narburgh but the Medina defense turned in a clutch double play from Destiny Satkowski to Haylee Cogovan to quickly shutdown the rally.

Medina jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning as Satkowski singled and came home on an error.

Albion knotted the contest with a run in the fifth frame on a pair of errors.

Meghan Hurley had a triple and Narburgh a double on the afternoon for the Purple Eagles but both were left stranded.

In the circle, Medina pitcher Emily Kams allowed 3 hits and struck out 6 while Albion hurler Kelsee Soule gave up 1 hit and struck out 13.

The loss drops Albion to 5-4.

Medina also defeated Albion 26-3 in the JV game as Brooklyn Brown and Camri King both had 3 hits.

In the other N-O games, Roy-Hart (7-2) blanked CSAT (0-8) 23-0, Akron (8-1) downed Newfane (5-4) 10-4 and Wilson (2-6) nipped Barker (3-6) 4-3 in 8 inning.

Lexie Lovewell and Ashley Hill combined to hurl a 6 hitter with 7 strikeouts for Roy-Hart.

Kayla Brown and Maddy Glena both had 4 hits and 3 RBIs to lead the Lady Rams at the plate as Brianna Brewer and Jamie Bower both added 2 hits.

Abby Stone and Darlon Jonathan both had a pair of hits and Mattie Klein registered 7 strikeouts in the circle for Akron which used a 6 run third inning to key the win over Newfane.