N-O opens Legion playoffs with two wins

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 July 2021 at 4:35 pm

The Niagara Orleans League squad scored a pair of victories today to open the American Legion district playoffs.

The N-O first defeated Orchard Park 10-3 in the semifinals as Brian Fry had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and AJ Seefeldt two hits, including a home run.

The N-O then blanked Hamburg 7-0 in the first game of a best two out of three championship series.

Chris Goyette went the distance on the mound scattering 4 hits and striking out 5 and Seefeldt belted another home run.

The N-O will now host Hamburg in the second game of the title series at 6 p.m. Monday at Vets Park. A win will send the N-O to the state playoffs next weekend on Long Island. A Hamburg win would force a deciding third game at 8:30 p.m.