Medina Journal-Register — Avenging an earlier season loss, Medina upended Roy-Hart 9-8 at Vets Park Saturday to regain the .500 mark at 5-5 in Niagara-Orleans League softball action.
Defending champion Albion likewise regained the .500 mark at 5-5 by posting an 8-3 victory over visiting Wilson Friday.
Stormi Kruger belted two home runs and drove in a total of five runs and Emily Austin added three RBIs on a pair of hits to lead the Medina attack. Kruger and Jessica Rosenbeck both had a total of three hits as Austin and Emma Fish both added two.
Ashley Bower had four hits, including a home run and Lindsay Yates three for Roy-Hart which also got two from Hannah Rausch.
Medina built up an early 7-1 advantage by scoring three times in the second inning on a two-run homer by Kruger and an RBI single by Austin, and then four times in the third on two-run singles by both Austin and Kruger.
Roy-Hart though battled back to within one at 7-6 by scoring twice in the fourth on a single by Yates and a fielders chocie play, and then three times in the fifth on a two-run single by Yates and an RBI single by Rauch.
However, Medina answered with two big runs in the home half of the fifth on a solo home run by Kruger and an error to take a 9-6 lead.
Roy-Hart rallied back to within one at 9-8 after a two-run home by Bower in the sixth but the Lady Rams could not pull even.
Allison Bensley hurled Medina to the win as a first inning double play by second baseman Mallorie Wienke highlighted the defense.
The loss drops Roy-Hart to 7-2 and out of a share of the N-O lead.
Albion 8, Wilson 3
ALBION - Winning pitcher Kelsee Soule helped herself by banging out a two-run single in the first inning to put Albion on top to stay at 2-0. An error and a single by Meghan Hurley set up that threat.
Tanisha Moyer then had big three-run double in the third inning to highlight a four run uprising which boosted the Albion lead to 6-0. An error along with singles by Halle Jurs, Erika Edwards and Kelsey Schmitt preceded Moyer’s big hit.
Jurs had a total of three hits and Schmitt two.
Soule registered a total of 10 strikeouts and gave up only three hits all of which came in the fourth inning when Wilson scored its three runs.
The victory was the third in as many days for the Purple Eagles.
Wilson slips to 2-6.
Lyndonville 24, Holley 0
Rebekah Hoffee pitched a one hitter with five strikeouts and Alex Harling hit a grand slam home run to lead Lyndonville to a 24-0 romp over Holley Friday in a Genesee Region League game.
Hoffee also banged out four base hits at the plate as did Cheyenne Button. Harling, Alyssa Houseman and Sierra VanWycke each added three hits. VanWycke’s hits included a triple.
Lyndonville is now 5-5 in the league and 8-6 overall.
Newfane 18, CSAT 4
Front-running Newfane improved to 9-1 by rolling past CSAT 18-4 Saturday as Katie Shaw hurled a three hitter with three strikeouts.
Jordan Beutel, Olivia Littman and Gabby Sinnott each had three hits and Jamie Kerwin a triple and single to lead Newfane at the plate.
Akron sweeps Barker
Akron stayed within a half game of first place at 8-1 by scoring a pair of wins over Barker (2-8) by scores of 2-1 on Friday and 8-0 on Saturday.