Medina will open diamond sectionals on Monday against a familiar foe

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 May 2024 at 9:36 am

Top seeded Medina will open Section VI Class B playoff competition against a very familiar foe on Monday as the Mustangs host No. 8 Akron in a quarterfinal round game at 5 p.m. at Vets Park.

Akron advanced by edging No. 9 Salamanca 2-0 in the opening round on Saturday.

The Mustangs downed the Tigers twice during the Niagara-Orleans League season by scores of 4-1 and 10-5 in 8 innings.

Two other N-O teams will also be competing in the Class B quarterfinals Monday as No. 4 Roy-Hart will host No. 5 Southwestern and No. 7 Newfane will visit No. 2 Fredonia.

Roy-Hart downed No. 13 Allegany-Limestone 11-1 and Newfane blanked N. 10 JFK 10-0 in the opening round on Saturday.

The Medina/Akron winner will then face the Roy-Hart/Southwestern winner in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Kendall will also face a familiar Genesee Region League foe in Tuesday’s quarterfinal round of the Section V Class C2 playoffs as the No. 4 seeded Eagles will host the winner of today’s No. 5 Alexander vs. No. 12 Byron-Bergen opening round contest.

The Eagles romped past No. 13 Alfred-Almond 17-0 in the opening round on Saturday.

Section VI Lacrosse Playoffs

No. 6 seed Medina will visit No. 3 East Aurora in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI Class D lacrosse playoffs at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

East Aurora downed Medina 13-4 during the regular season.

The other quarterfinal matchups will have No. 8 Wilson at No. 1 Akron No. 5 Salamanca at No. 4 Eden and No. 7 Depew at No. 2 Gowanda.

In the opening round Wilson downed No. 9 Tonawanda 14-7 and Depew ousted No. 10 Newfane 15-1.