Tigers lead Mustangs in rain delayed contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 April 2022 at 7:29 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina second baseman Tyler Kroening throws to first in an attempt to complete a double play. Akron’s Dawson Stone is out at second. Brody Fry (8) threw the ball from third base to start the play. The action took place during the rain suspended game at Vets Park this evening.

A key early season Niagara-Orleans League clash of unbeatens was interrupted by thunder and rain this evening at Vets Park.

Akron, which is 3-0 in N-O action, held an 8-4 lead over defending champion Medina (2-0) in the top of the fifth inning when the stormy weather halted play.

Medina shortstop Joe Cecchini tags out Akron’s Jeff Owen during a run down play.

The contest is scheduled to be resumed on Tuesday after the Depew at Medina lacrosse game which is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Akron jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Dawson Stone but Medina quickly pulled even in the home half of the frame as Xander Payne tripled and came home on a fielders choice play off the bat of Julian Woodworth.

The Tigers moved back out to a 5-1 lead by tallying four ties in the top of the fourth on a two-run double by Stone, an RBI single by Drew Romesser and a bases loaded hit batter.

The Mustangs though again came battling back this time with three runs in the home half of the inning on a two-run double by Payne and an RBI double by Woodworth to cut the deficit to 5-4. However, the Mustangs left two runners stranded after leaving the bases loaded in the third inning.

Akron kept the momentum scoring three more times in the top of the fifth on RBI singles by Jack Klodzinski, Stone and Vince Cosiglio to hike the lead to 8-5 before the stormy weather halted play.

Newfane 11, Barker 4
Gehrig Wilson had three hits and winning pitcher Brady Harrington, Tyler Baes, Josh Snyder and Kaiden Rose each chipped in with two to help spark Newfane (1-2) to an 11-4 win over Barker (0-4) in an N-O contest which was ended by the stormy weather in the sixth inning.

Akron’s Steven Doktor reaches to tag out Medina’s Aidan Paul at second base on a steal attempt.