Medina to host Barker in N-O diamond opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 April 2017 at 7:40 pm

A senior laden Barker squad will take on an underclassmen dominated Medina team in the Niagara-Orleans League baseball opener at Vets Park at 7 p.m. Monday.

Senior pitcher Eddie Wasnock, who earned first team N-O All-League and All-State honors least spring, heads Barker’s veteran squad which includes 11 seniors. That group also includes senior catcher Devon Mangan, a three year starter, senior pitcher/second baseman Ryan Voss and junior pitcher/outfielder Collin Webb.

Medina’s youthful squad includes 5 juniors, 1 sophomore, 3 freshmen, 1 eighth grader and 1 seventh grader.

Defending champion Roy-Hart will open its N-O title defense by visiting Barker on Wednesday.  The Rams veteran laden squad includes pitchers Cameron Meadows, a senior, Charlie Bruning, a sophomore, Ben Schwab, a junior, Jacob Bruning, a junior, and Eric Fitch, a senior.

Albion likewise opens N-O competition on the road on Wedneday at Akron.

N-O softball competition begins on Monday as Albion hosts Newfane at 4:45 p.m. The Purple Eagles will then host defending champion Akron on Wednesday while Roy-Hart will entertain  Barker and Newfane visits rival Wilson.

N-O tennis competition begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday with a big match as defending champ Medina visits Albion, which finished in the runner-up spot last spring.  Roy-Hart will visit Newfane and Akron will host Wilson in the other openers.

The undefeated (2-0, 3-0) Medina lacrosse team hosts a pair of key Class D Division games facing Silver Creek on Wednesday and Akron on Friday.

Weekly Schedule
Baseball – CG Finney at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m. Maritime at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.; Barker at Medina, 7 p.m.
Softball –  Lyndonville at Medina, Oakfield-Alabama at Holley, Kendall at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.; Newfane at Albion, Lockport at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Roy-Hart at Newfane, Wilson at Akron, Holley at Attica, 4 p.m.; Medina at Albion, 4:30 p.m.

Baseball – Holley at LeRoy, 4:30 p.m.; Kenmore at Albion, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Monroe at Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; Barker at Medina, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Alexander at Kendall, 4 p.m.
Track – Lyndonville at Attica, 4 p.m.

Baseball – Holley at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Medina at City Honors, Albion at Akron, Roy-Hart at Barker, Wilson at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Lyndonville at Wheatland-Chili, Holley at Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.; Akron at Albion, Barker at Roy-Hart, Newfane at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Albion at Newfane, Barker at Akron, Roy-Hart at Wilson, Holley at Alexander, Oakfield-Alabama at Kendall, 4 p.m.
Lacrosse – Silver Creek at Medina, 5  p.m.

Baseball – Barker at Alexander, Oakfield-Alabama at Lyndonville, Holley at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.
Softball – Medina at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
Track – Kendall at Pembroke, 4 p.m.

Baseball – Barker at Albion, Newfane at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.; Akron at Medina, 5 p.m.
Softball – Lyndonville at Elba, Wheatland-Chili at Kendall ,4:30 p.m.; Medina at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Akron at Albion, Holley at Pembroke, 4 p.m.; Medina at Roy-Hart, 4:3 0 p.m.
Lacrosse – Akron at Medina ,7 p.m.

Softball – Barker at Elba, 12 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Alexander, 1 p.m.