Mustangs hand Lady Tigers first N-O loss; Lady Rams post key win over Lady Panthers
Avenging an earlier season 6-2 loss, Medina knocked defending champion Akron from the ranks of the unbeaten by an 8-2 margin in a key Niagara-Orleans League softball game at Vets Park this afternoon.
The Medina victory, combined with Roy-Hart’s 4-2 win over previously uneaten Newfane, has caused a three-way tie in the loss column for the N-O lead. Roy-Hart is now 6-1, Akron 5-1 and Newfane 4-1 while Medina is just a game off the pace at 4-2.
Emily Kams hurled a 2 hitter with 4 strikeouts for Medina.
Ryenn Oliver sparked the Medina attack with 3 hits, including a double and a two-run homer in the sixth inning which upped the Mustangs advantage to 8-2. Kams, Destiny Satkowski and Alisha Scroger each added a pair of hits.
Medina grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning on a double by Scroger and singles by Ashlee Howell, Morgan Allis and Oliver.
Akron cut the deficit to 2-1 in the top of the fourth but Medina got that one back with interest in the home half of the frame on a a fielders choice play off the bat of Howell and an RBI single by Scroger. Singles by Brandi Guild and Satkowski, along with a hit batter, loaded the bases to set up the threat.
The Lady Tigers again cut the deficit to 4-2 in the top of the fifth but again the Mustangs got that one right back with interest in the bottom of the frame on a fielders choice play off the bat of Alexis Neuman and an RBI double by Satkowski for a 6-2 lead.
A third inning double play from Guild at first to Scroger at second highlighted Medina’s defensive effort.
Roy-Hart 4, Newfane 2
Trailing 2-0, Roy-Hart erupted for 4 runs in the fourth inning to key a 4-2 victory over Newfane.
A double by Kayla Brown and a single by Maddy Glena ignited the decisive inning for the Lady Rams as Delaney Draper, winning pitcher Sam Choate and Jamie Bower all followed up with RBI singles and Jayden Townsend a run producing sacrifice fly.
Glena had a total of 3 hits and Brown 2.
In the circle, Choate allowed 5 hits and struck out 4.
Beth Kropf had a two-run double in the second inning for Newfane which also got 2 hits from Teagan Volpe.