Roy-Hart tops Albion to lock up N-O softball title as Medina upends Akron

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Roy-Hart tops Albion to lock up N-O softball title as Medina upends Akron

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Roy-Hart’s Madi Hiddie crosses home plate as Albion catcher Olivia Prest takes the throw during the Lady Rams win over the host Purple Eagles this afternoon.

Roy-Hart used the combination of a 17-1 win over host Albion this afternoon with Medina’s 13-11 upset victory at Akron to claim outright possession of the Niagara-Orleans League softball championship.

Improving to 12-0, Roy-Hart now holds a three game lead over 9-3 Akron with just two games remaining in the N-O season.

The outright championship is the first ever for Roy-Hart which shared the title with Akron last spring and with Albion in 2009.

Maddy Fry had 5 hits, Kayla Brown 4, Maddy Glena 3 and Taylor Fry and Ashley Bower 2 each for Roy-Hart which scored in every inning. Brown drove in a total of 7 runs.

Taylor Fry, Brown, Maddy Fry and Bower each had a pair of hits over the first five innings to help the Lady Rams build up a 9-1 lead.

Natalie DiCureia had 3 hits for Albion.

Medina 13,Akron 11
Breaking away from an 11-11 deadlock, Medina scored twice in the top of the seventh inning on an RBI double by Alisha Scroger and an RBI single by Emma Ambrose to knock Akron out of the N-O title race. A single by Destiny Satkowski ignited the Mustangs decisive rally.

Ambrose had a total of 5 hits on the day, Satkowski 4, Bailey Allen 3 and Scorger 2 doubles. Ambrose and Allen each drove in 3 runs.

"That’s the best game we’ve played," said Medina Coach Amber Cleaveland. "We scored in every inning and our defense came up big for us. Our outfielders made some great catches."

Medina is now 4-8 in N-O action.

Medina nipped Akron 16-15 in the JV game by scoring two runs in the 8th inning on a home run by Cora Payne and an RBI single by Hannah Hamilton.

Elba 12, Lyndonville 2

A big 8 run second inning scoring burst powered Elba to a 12-2 victory over Lyndonville in a Genesee Region League game.

Lyndonville’s only two runs came n the first inning as Maddy Boyle singled and Kaitlyn Albone doubled.

Lyndonville is now 10-2 in the league and 12-2 overall.

Attica 14, Kendall 3
Madison Rath had 3 hits for Kendall in the 14-3 G-R loss to Attica. Kasey Menge and Chelsea Wright each added 2 hits for the Lady Eagles. Wright’s hits included a double.

Pembroke 23, Holley 2
Maddy Papaj had a double and Juliana Drewry a single for Holley in the 23-2 G-R loss to Pembroke.