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Medina nips Albion in softball

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Lyndonville tops Oakfield-Alabama

Photo By Cheryl Wertman – Medina catcher Hailey Jakubowski tags out Albion’s Ashlee Bocach during the Mustangs narrow win over the host Purple Eagles this afternoon.

Surviving a last inning scare, Medina edged past host Albion 9-8 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League softball game.

Avenging an earlier season 15-8 loss, Medina built up as much as a 9-3 lead only to see Albion make the finish exciting by rallying for five runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh.

Median jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning on hits by Liz Meyer, Emilee Austin and Hailey Jakubowski.

The Mustangs made it 5-0 in the third inning on a two-run single by Max Wright.

The Medina advantage jumped to 9-2 in the sixth as a triple by Nicole Cooper capped off a three run uprising.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina shortstop Liz Meyer waits from the thow at second as Albion’s Andrea Aman tries to steal.

Albion though came battling back with one run in the bottom of the sixth on a single by Kelsey Schmitt and then five more in the last of the seventh on a double by Olivia Prest and singles by Ashley Bocach, Natalie DiCuriea, Schmitt and Meghan Hurley.

However, the Purple Eagles rally fell just short as two runners were left stranded.

Meyer and Emma Ambrose both finished with two hits for Medina as did Hurley, Schmitt, Bocach, Prest and Andrea Aman for Albion.

Defensively, Medina turned two double plays, one from Austin at third to Kelsey Evoy at first to Jakubowski at catcher in the second inning and another from Ambrose in center to Mallori Wienke at second in the fifth.

Albion is now 3-9 and Medina 2-10.

Lyndonville10, Oakfield-Alabama 1
Lyndonville improved to 7-1 in the Genesee Region League and 12-1 overall by downing visiting Oakfield-Alabama 10-1 this afternoon.

Maddy Boyle hurled a four hitter with eight strikeouts to lead the way for Lyndonville.

At the plate, Morgan Hungerford had a three-run double and an RBI double to spearhead the Lyndonville attack.

The Lady Tigers also got two hits and two RBIs from Rebekah Hoffee and two hits from Boyle.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Kelsey Evoy is safe at third base as Albion’s Olivia Prest takes the throw.

Roy-Hart 12, Wilson 3
Improving to 10-2 in N-O action, Roy-Hart rolled to a 12-3 victory over host Wilson.

After scoring four quick runs in the first inning, Roy-Hart broke the game open with four run scoring bursts in both the fourth and fifth frames. Kayla Brown had a two-run single in the fourth and Lindsay Yates a two-run single in the fifth.

Brown and winning pitcher Taylor Fry both had a total of three hits as Ashley Bower, Rachel Rausch and Yates each had two.

In the circle, Fry scattered seven hits and struck out one.

Allie Bubar had two hits for Wilson which slips to 8-5.