Mustangs top defending champion Tigers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 April 2024 at 9:23 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Julian Woodworth, left, and Aidan Papaj shared in the pitching duties for Medina this evening as the Mustangs downed Akron at Vets Park.

A late inning scoring burst earned Medina a 4-1 win over defending champion Akron in a Niagara-Orleans League baseball game this evening at Vets Park.

Breaking away from a 1-1 deadlock, Medina scored the decisive three runs in the fifth inning as Preston Woodworth had a run producing sacrifice fly and Carter Woodworth an RBI double. Singles by Julian Woodworth and Aidan Papaj and a walk loaded the bases to set up the threat.

Akron’s lone run came in the top of the first as Vincent Consiglio doubled and came home on a fielders choice play.

However, Medina quickly pulled even with a run in the home half of the frame as Papaj tripled and came in on a single by Ryleigh Culver.

Papaj finished with 3 hits and Richard Keppler 2.

Julian Woodworth pitched the first three innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 2. Papaj came on to hurl the final four frames giving up 1 hits and fanning 7.

Defensively, the Mustangs turned a double play in the third inning triggered by Preston Woodworth at second base.

Medina improves to 2-1 in N-O action while Akron slips to 3-2.

The teams will meet again at Akron on Friday at 4:45 p.m.

Newfane 11, Wilson 0
Newfane stayed on top of the N-O standings at 5-0 with an 11-0 five inning run rule win over visiting rival Wilson which slips to 2-3.

Cameron Perry hurled a 2 hitter with 8 strikeouts for the Panthers.

Cameron Perry and Aiden Perry both had two-run singles to highlight a six run third inning for Newfane which tacked on five more runs in the fourth to close out the win.

Albion vs. Barker
The Albion at Barker game was postponed and is rescheduled for Thursday.