Mustangs post key win over Lady Rams

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 10 May 2017 at 8:58 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Ashlee Howell slides into home as Roy-Hart catcher Maddie Fry gets set to take the throw. The action took place during the Mustangs win over the Lady Rams this afternoon at Vets Park.

Avenging an earlier season one run (3-2) loss, Medina upended front-running Roy-Hart 5-3 in a key Niagara-Orleans League softball game this afternoon at Vets Park.

Improving to 6-3, the win pulls Medina back to within a game of first place in the all important loss column as Roy-Hart slips to 8-2.

Defending champion Akron regained a share of first place at 8-2 with a 15-1 win over Barker and Newfane moved back to within a half game of the top spot at 7-2 by downing Barker 18-4.

Medina’s Emily Kams slides ion second base ahead of a tag by Roy-Hart shortstop Kayla Brown.

Medina took the lead for good by scoring 4 quick runs in the first inning on RBI singles by winning pitcher Emily Kams and Brandi Guild, a run producing double by Alisha Scroger and a bases loaded walk.

The Mustangs made it 5-1 in the second inning as Scroger tripled and came home on a fielders choice play off the bat of Kams.

Roy-Hart though came battling back scoring twice in the sixth inning on an error and an RBI single by Delaney Draper to cut the deficit to 5-3.

The Lady Rams then got runners to second and third in the seventh after a double by Emily Metz, a hit batter and a sacrifice bunt by Maddie Fry.  However, the Mustangs turned back the challenge as Kams registered a clutch strikeout to end the threat and the game.

Kams scattered 6 hits and struck out 8 on the day.

At the plate, Scroger had a total of 4 hits and Kams, Guold and Ashlee Howell 2 each.

Kayla Brown had 2 hits for Roy-Hart.

Newfane 18, Barker 4
Katherine LaFever had 4 hits, including a double and 4 RBIs, Emily Foltz a triple and Alexa Littman a double to lead Newfane past Barker.

Wilson 6, Albion 5

Wilson (3-8) edged past Albion (2-9) 6-5 as Jen Darlak singled in the winning run in the sixth inning.

Katie Johnston, Samantha Ellis and Emilee Muoio each added 2 hits for Wilson and Kira Zappy struck out 8 in the circle.

Brylie Hapeman had 4 hits for Albion as Isabella Prest and Sierra Newton both had 2.