Niagara Orleans seeks Legion playoff title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 August 2021 at 8:52 am

And now there are three.

After two rounds of competition three teams remain in the chase for the Buffalo District American Legion baseball playoff championship including Niagara Orleans, Orchard Park and Jurek Post.

Next up for the trio will be a round robin competition on Saturday at Kenmore West. The N-O will face Orchard Park at 1 p.m. and Jurek at 4 p.m. The day will begin with Orchard Park taking on Jurek at 10 a.m.

The two teams with the best record after the round robin competition will advance to the championship round on Sunday.

The N-O, which brings a 13-4 overall record into Saturday’s competition, defeated Orchard Park 10-2 and lost to Jurek 5-1 during the regular season. The N-O also downed Orchard Park 10-3 in the opening round of the recent state qualifier tournament.

The N-O advanced to Saturday’s round robin competition by defeating Eden 17-0 and Lancaster 7-2 in the first two rounds of the playoffs.