Rams nip Mustangs in key early N-O contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 19 April 2024 at 10:29 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Julian Woodworth dives back to first base just ahead of the throw to Roy-Hart first baseman Rem Albee during the Mustangs 3-2 loss to the Rams at Vets Park this evening.

Coming from behind twice, Roy-Hart nipped Medina 3-2 in a key early season Niagara-Orleans League baseball game at Vets Park this evening.

The Rams scored what proved to be the winning run in the top of the fifth inning as Evan Poeller singled and came home on a double by Dawson Draper snapping a 2-2 tie.

Earlier, Medina grabbed slender leads of 1-0 and 2-1 but both times Roy-Hart answered right back with the equalizer.

The Mustangs scored once in the second as Preston Woodworth doubled and came home on a single by Carter Woodworth and once in the third on a sacrifice fly by Richard Keppler after an error and two walks had loaded the bases.

The Rams though answered right back both times scoring once in the third as Jake Gould doubled and came home on a fielders choice play off the bat of Ethan Kuzma and once in the fourth as Isaac Smith tripled and came in on a passed ball.

Draper pitched the first four innings for Roy-Hart allowing 3 hits and striking out 3. Kuzma came on to hurl the final three frames giving up no hits and fanning 7.

Julian Woodworth likewise pitched the first four innings for Medina giving up 3 hits and striking out 4. Aidan Papaj hurled the final three frames allowing 2 hits with a pair of strikeouts.

The contest was the N-O opener for Medina while Roy-Hart is 2-1 in league competition.

The Mustangs and Rams will meet again Monday on Roy-Hart’s Gasport diamond at 4:45 p.m.

Roy-Hart’s Evan Poeller dives back to third base before Medina’s Carter Woodworth can apply the tag.

Newfane 13, Barker 0
Brayden Seitz hurled a 2 hitter with 8 strikeouts as Newfane blanked Barker 13-0 in another N-O contest.

Ben Dickinson added 3 hits including a double and Aiden Perry a triple and 3 RBI.

Newfane is now 3-0 and Barker 0-3 in N-O action.

The Wilson vs. Akron game was postponed.

Pembroke 10, Albion 6
Pembroke downed Albion 10-6 in a non league contest.

All of Albion’s runs came in the first inning highlighted by a two-run single by Lucas Powley and an RBI single by Nate Gibson.

Pembroke’s comeback was led by doubles by Landen Santini, Anthony Abbatiello, Jayden Bridge, Trey Newton, Kylan Ball and Jacob Johnson.