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Medina tops Albion in N-O softball

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Davina Birch slides into home as Albion catcher Olivia Prest tries to make the tag. The action took place during the Mustangs win over the Purple Eagles this afternoon at Vets Park.

Jumping out to a quick four run first inning lead, Medina went on to defeat Albion 8-4 this afternoon in a Niagara-Orleans League softball game at Vets Park.

A bases clearing three-run double by Abi Smith keyed the decisive first inning uprising for Medina. Three walks loaded the bases to set up the threat.

The Mustangs went on to open up as much as a 7-1 lead by scoring twice in the third inning on an error and a single by Destiny Satkowski and once in the fourth as winning pitcher Emily Kams doubled and came home on a fielders choice play.

In the circle, Kams allowed 5 hits and struck out 16.

Defensively, the Mustangs turned a double play in the fifth inning from catcher Davina Birch to second baseman Haylee Cogovan.

Blanked on one hit through the first five innings, Albion got back into the game by scoring four times in the sixth inning highlighted by a three-run home run by Meghan Hurley.

However, the Purple Eagles could get no closer than 7-4.

Emily Kams delivers a pitch for Medina.

Medina is now 3-2 and Albion 3-3 in N-O action.

Medina also defeated Albion in the JV game 10-8 as Morgan Allis had 3 hits and Lacey Kenward and Ashlee Howell 2 each.

Roy-Hart 22, Barker 7
Pounding out 25 hits, Roy-Hart scored a 22-7 victory over host Barker earning Lady Rams Coach Larry Lash his milestone 500th career victory.

Maddy Glenna had 4 hits and 3 RBIs, Samantha Choate 3 hits including a home run, triple and 5 RBIs and Lexie Lovewell 3 hits including a home run and a triple. Choate’s three-run home run in the first inning got the Lady Rams rolling.

Akron 29, CSAT 4
Undefeated (7-0) Akron scored 25 runs in the first three innings in route to a 29-4 romp over CSAT (0-7).

Two-run doubles by Shaylie Carberry and Abby Stone highlighted the Lady Tigers fast start.

In other N-O action, Newfane (4-3) defeated Wilson (1-5) 14-7.

Albion shortstop Kelsee Soule tries to turn a double play as Medina’s Nicole Cooper heads for second base.

Lyndonville 32, Northstar 2
Lyndonville rolled to a 32-2 non league win at Northstar as Jess Harling and Anna Lewis both had 3 hits and Mackenzie Muck 2. Harling’s hits included two doubles and Muck’s one.

Kali Jacobs earned the win in the circle for the Lady Tigers.