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N-O title races to begin stretch run

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 May 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Front-running Roy-Hart and runner-up Albion will meet in a key Niagara-Orleans League baseball game this coming week. Here Roy-Hart’s Andy Xapsos slides into second base during an earlier season meeting between the teams as Albion’s Bryce Pritchard tries to make the tag.

With just two weeks remaining in the regular season the Niagara-Orleans League baseball, softball and tennis title races will begin heading into the stretch run this coming week.

On the N-O baseball diamonds, Roy-Hart at 8-1 currently holds a one game lead over 7-2 Albion. The Rams and Purple Eagles will meet in a key contest on Friday. Roy-Hart won the earlier season meeting 5-0.

The N-O softball race has Akron leading the way at 8-1, a game head of defending champion Roy-Hart at 7-2. The Lady Tigers and Lady Rams will meet in a key showdown on Wednesday at Roy-Hart. The Lady Tigers romped to a 23-2 win in the earlier season meeting.

On the tennis courts, the N-O title race is a near instant replay of last year’s three-way race between Albion, Medina and Akron. The Purple Eagles emerged victorious in that battle claiming the N-O crown with a 9-3 record as the Mustangs and Tigers finished ted for second at 8-4. Albion currently holds the top spot at 8-0 with Medina at 8-1 and Akron 6-2.

Albion will host Medina on Wednesday and Medina will entertain Akron on Thursday in a pair of key matches. Albion nipped Medina 3-2 1/2 and Medina bested Akron 3 1/2-2 in the earlier season meetings.

The Lyndonville softball squad, which is undefeated in Genesee Region League competition at 8-0, has three league games on the schedule including home contests against Byron-Bergen on Monday and Elba on Tuesday and at Wheatland -Chili on Friday.

The Week’s Schedule

Monday
Baseball – Attica at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.; Medina at CSAT, Newfane at Albion, Wilson at Roy-Hart, Barker at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
Softball -Kendall at Pembroke, Notre Dame at Holley, 4:30 p.m.; Albion at Newfane, CSAT at Medina (2), Roy-Hart at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.; Byron-Bergen at Lyndonville, Akron at Barker, 5 p.m.
Tennis – Holley at Attica, Wheatland-Chili at Kendall, Barker at Albion, Wilson at Medina, Akron at Roy-Hart, 4 p.m.
Golf – Kendall at Aquinas, 4 p.m.

Tuesday
Baseball – Holley/Kendall at Pembroke, Elba/Byron-Bergen at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
Softball – Elba at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
Tennis – Albion at Newfane, Akron at Wilson, 4 p.m.
Track – Roy-Hart at Albion, Newfane at Barker, Akron at Medina ,4:15 p.m.
Lacrosse – Medina at East Aurora, 5 p.m.
Golf – Oakfield/Elba at Kendall ,4 p.m.

Wednesday
Baseball – Barker at Medina, Albion at CSAT, Newfane at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.; Akron at Roy-Hart, 5 p.m.
Softball – Kendall at Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama at Holley, 4:30 p.m.; CSAT at Albion, Medina at Barker, Wilson at Newfane, Roy-Hart at Akron ,4:45 p.m.
Tennis: Holley at Alexander, Oakfield-Alabama at Kendall, Barker at Wilson, Roy-Hart at Newfane, 4 p.m.; Medina at Albion, 4:30 p.m.
Track – Holley at Aelxander, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday
Baseball – C.G. Finney at Lyndonville, Holley/Kendall at Northstar, 4:30 p.m.; Newfane at Barker, 4:45 p.m.
Softball – Barker at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
Tennis – Newfane at Barker, Akron at Medina, 4 p.m.
Track – Albion at Newfane, Wilson at Barker, Akron at Roy-Hart, 4:15 p.m.
Golf – Kendall at Wheatland-Chili, 4 p.m.

Friday
Baseball – Alexander at Lyndonville, Elba/Byron-Bergen at Holley/Kendall, 4:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Albion, Wilson at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.; Akron at Medina, 7:30 p.m.
Softball – Holley at Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.; Roy-Hart at Albion, CSAT at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.; Akron at Medina, 5 p.m., Lyndonville at Wheatland-Chili, 5 p.m.
Tennis – Roy-Hart at Wilson, 4 p.m.
Lacrosse – Medina at Lckport, 5 p.m.

Saturday
Baseball – Lyndonville at Byron-Bergen, 4 p.m.
Softball – Lyndonville at Barker, 4 p.m.

N-O Standings

Baseball: Roy-Hart 8-1, Albion 7-2, Barker 5-4, Wilson 4-4, CSAT 4-5, Medina 4-5, Akron 2-7, Newfane 1-7.
Softball: Akron 8-1, Roy-Hart 7-2, Albion 5-4, Newfane 5-4, Medina 4-3, Barker 3-6, Wilson 2-6, CSAT 0-8.
Tennis: Albion 8-0, Medina 8-1, Akron 6-2, Wilson 2-4, Newfane 2-5, Roy-Hart 1-7, Barker 0-8.
Boys Track: Wilson 4-0, Medina 2-2, Roy-Hart 2-2, Akron 1-1-1, Albion 1-2, Newfane 1-2, Barker 0-2-1.
Girls Track: Akron 3-0, Wilson 3-1, Albion 2-1, Barker 2-1, Newfane 1-2, Roy-Hart 1-3, Medina 0-4.

Class C Division Lacrosse

Gowanda/Silver Creek 11-1, Akron 9-1, East Aurora 8-3, Eden 5-4, Medina 5-7, Salamanca 4-8, Lew-Port 1-9, Wilson 0-9.