Mustangs edge Lakemen, will host N-O leading Tigers Saturday; Rams down Raiders

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 12 May 2023 at 8:01 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Jackson Moreland steals second ahead of the tag by Wilson’s Matthew Stoltzenberg during the Mustangs win over the Lakemen at Vets Park this afternoon.

Hits and runs proved hard to come by as Medina nipped Wilson 2-0 at Vets Park this afternoon keeping the Mustangs in the thick of the Niagara-Orleans League title race.

Improving to 7-2, Medina stays within a game of front-running Akron (8-1) which downed Newfane 9-4. The Mustangs will now host Akron in a key contest at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Breaking away from a scoreless deadlock, Medina scored what proved to be the game winning run in the fifth inning without the benefit of a hit on a walk, a stolen base, a bunt and a wild pitch. The Mustangs added a big insurance run in the sixth on an error.

Julian Woodworth earned the win on the mound for the Mustangs scattering 3 hits and striking out 7 in five and two-thirds innings of work. Aidan Paul came on to finish up allowing 3 hits and striking out 4.

Connor Ernest went the distance on the mound allowing just 2 hits and striking out 6 for Wilson which slips to 3-6.

Medina shortstop Aiden Pitts tags out Wilson’s Blake Simpson as he tried to steal second.

Roy-Hart 11, Barker 3
Roy-Hart stayed alive in the title hunt with an 11-3 win at Barker as the Rams finish their N-O campaign at 9-3.

Trailing 2-0, Roy-Hart rallied into the lead for good at 5-2 by scoring once in the third on a double by Ethan Kuzma and 4 times in the fourth on a two-run double by Jake Gould, and RBI double by Brayden Hy and an error.

The Rams later added three runs in the sixth on a triple by Dawson Draper, a double by Zach Walker and a sacrifice fly by Kuzma.

Hy had a total of 4 hits as Walker and Rem Albee each had 2.

Draper picked up the win on the mound allowing 1 hit with 11 strikeouts over the first five innings.

The loss drops Barker to 0-10.

Akron 9, Newfane 4
Keeping a hold on first place, Akron downed visiting Newfane 9-4 as Jack Julicher picked up the win on the mound scattering 5 hits and striking out 11 in six and one-third innings of work. He also had a triple and 3 RBI.

Tony Consiglio added 2 doubles and 3 RBI and Dawson Stone 2 hits including an RBI triple for the Tigers.

Brayden Seitz had 3 hits, including a triple, for Newfane as Jon Beiter also had a triple and Ben Dickenson a double.

Oakfield-Alabama 13, Lyndonville 4
Breaking away from a 2-2 deadlock, Oakfield-Alabama erupted for 8 runs in the third inning to key a 13-4 Genesee Region League win over Lyndonville.

Lyndonville had grabbed a quick first inning lead on a two-run single by Jacob Pitcher.