Medina posts key softball win over Wilson; Kendall bests rival Holley

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 May 2019 at 7:04 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina third baseman Morgan Allis makes a throw to first base during the Mustangs win over Wilson at Vets Park this afternoon.

Taking over sole possession of second place, Medina blanked Wilson 8-0 at Vets Park this afternoon in a key Niagara-Orleans League softball game.

Medina improves to 4-1 in the league with the win as Wilson slips to 3-2.  The victory sets up another equally important N-O contest as the Mustangs will host undefeated (4-0) defending champion Roy-Hart at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Cora Payne picked up the win in the circle for the Mustangs hurling a 3 hitter with 2 strikeouts.

Morgan Allis, Brandi Guild and Lacey Kenward each had a pair of hits to lead the Mustangs offense. Allis also had a big game defensively accounting for six putouts from her third base position.

Breaking a scoreless deadlock, Medina tallied twice in the third inning on an RBI single by Camri King and a bases loaded walk.

The Mustangs then broke the contest wide open by scoring five times in the fifth inning on a two-run single by Payne, a two-run error and a bases loaded walk. Singles by Kenward and Allis and a walk loaded the bases to set up the threat.

Morgan capped off the Mustangs win by belting a solo home run in the sixth inning.

The game was called before the seventh inning got started due to thunder and rain.

N-O games postponed
The rest of today’s N-O diamond slate was postponed due to wet grounds including the Medina at Wilson, Newfane at Albion and Roy-Hart at Barker baseball games as well as the Albion at Newfane and Barker at Roy-Hart softball contests. The Medina at Wilson and Roy-Hart at Barker baseball games are slated to be made up on Thursday as is the Barker at Roy-Hart softball game.

The Alexander at Lyndonville Genesee Region League softball game was also postponed until Thursday.

Kendall 16, Holley 3
Avenging a 2-1 loss last week, Kendall posted a 16-3 victory over rival Holley in a Genesee Region League game.

Sara Mattle picked up the win in the circle for Kendall scattering 3 hits and striking out 5.

Kendall broke the game open early by scoring seven runs in the second inning as Madison Shonitsky, Brittney Marks, Lizzie Sutphen, Autumn Woodward and Anna Oakley all drove in runs.

Shonitsky had a total of 4 hits and Marks 3, both including doubles.