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Albion duo play in All-Star Classic

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Albion High 2016 graduates Kyle Smith, left, and Mike Laine helped the North squad edge past the South 29-26 Wednesday in the 41st annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star Classic held at Tonawanda High School. Posted 28 July 2016

 

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Albion U12 girls win division title

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Albion U12 players and coaches celebrate winning a division title.

 

Contributed Story, Posted 28 July 2016

Rallying from a 1-0 half-time deficit, the Albion U12 girls team rallied to defeat visiting CVBBSC-Curry 3-1 Wednesday to capture their Rochester District Youth Soccer League division title.


Abby Scanlan scored a pair of goals to lead the Albion comeback with one of them coming off an assist from Ava Chambers.


Ella Lewis scored the other goal off a free kick by Scanlan.


Albion finishes the season with a 9-1-2 record.

 

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Nationals win playoff semifinal

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
Trevor Luthart picked up the win on the mound as the Niagara Nationals posted a semifinal win over Nickel City Wednesday at Vets Park.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 28 July 2016

Scoring two quick runs in the first inning, the Niagara Nationals went on to blank Nickel City 5-0 in the semifinal round of the Boys of Summer League playoffs Wednesday evening at Vets Park.


A   single by Brian Fry and a walk to Nate Sherman got the Nationals rolling in the first half as both came home on a fielders choice play off the bat of Aiden Johnston and an error.


The Nationals also scored twice in the third on RBI doubles by Johnston and Chris Goyette. An error and a single by Liam Ward, who had two hits on the evening, set up the threat. Johnston also plated the Nationals final run in the fifth frame on a fielders choice play.


Trevor Luthart earned the win on the mound allowing 2 hits with 2 strikeouts over the first 4 innings. Johnston then pitched no hit ball over the fifth and sixth frames and Goyette hurled the final inning.

Joe Dell'Oso makes solid contact for the Nationals.

 

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Medina U17 bows at Cheektowaga

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 July 2016

Pulling away down the stretch, Cheektowaga downed Medina 6-2 this evening in a Buffalo and Western New York Soccer League U17 Division game.


Up by a narorw 2-1 margin at the half, Cheektowaga used a big 4-1 second half scoring burst to lock up the win.


Ethan Leonard scored in the first half and Nick Albone in the second for Medina.


Now at 2-7, Medina will close out the season by hosting Ken-Ton next Wednesday at Vets Park at 6:45 p.m.

 

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Akron booters nip Medina in U19 finale

Photos by Cheryl Wertman
A lone goal midway through the second half proved to be just enough as Akron nipped Medina 1-0 at Vets Park this evening to close out the Buffalo and Western New York Soccer League U19 Division season. Here Medina's Brian Anderson, right, works to gain control of the ball. Posted 27 July 2016


Medina's Greg Husung boots the ball up field.

 

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It's a busy stretch for Albion gridders

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 July 2016

Although the start of preseason practice is still two weeks away the Albion High gridders are already in the midst of a busy stretch of activities.


Tuesday the Purple Eagles took part in the final session of the Batavia 7 on 7 League which included teams from Alden, Alexander, Batavia, Churchville-Chili, Gates-Chili and Oakfield/Elba.


It is the second such passing league that Albion has taken part in this summer as earlier the Purple Eagles competed in the Greece Olympia 7 of 7 League.


This evening two 2016 Albion grads, Kyle Smith (quarterback/safety) and Mike Laine (offensive and defensive line), will be competing for the North squad in the annual Kensington Lions Club's All-Star Classic at Tonawanda High School at 7 p.m.


This Saturday the alumni will be giving a boost to the football program with the holding of the annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Hickory Ridge, a 4 man scramble event beginning at 9 a.m.


Action on the practice field will then pick up next week as the annual Albion Mini Football Camp for Modified, JV and Varsity players will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday featuring a variety of conditioning and skill drills.


Preseason practice will begin on August 15 in preparation for the September 2 season opener at Lew-Port.

 

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Wild diamond win in 7th for Albion U14

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Albion U14 first baseman Bailey Blanchard leaps high to try and snag the ball as Caledonia's Noah Carnes reaches safely. The action took place during Albion's narrow 8-7 win Tuesday at Barre Town Park.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 July 2016

Surviving a big late inning scare, Albion's U14 team pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh to nip Caledona 8-7 Tuesday in a key Brockport League game at Barre Town Park.


Austin Aman reached on a walk, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on an error off a botched rundown play with one out in the last of the seventh to earn Albion the wild victory.


Albion finishes the regular season at 10-2 and Caledonia at 9-3 with the semifinal round of the playoffs up next on Saturday.


Albion had built up as much as a 7-1 lead but Caledonia rallied for 3 runs in the sixth inning on 2 errors, a walk and a single and 3 more in the seventh on 4 errors and a single to knot the contest at 7-7.


Breaking away from an early 1-1 deadlock, Albion scored 4 times in the third inning on RBI singles by Patrick Ricker and James Denoncourt and a pair of bases loaded walks. Two more walks and a hit batter loaded the bases to set up the opportunity.


Albion tacked on 2 more runs in the fourth to open up the 7-1 advantage on an error and an RBI single by Ricker.


The Albion defense was highlighted by a big diving catch at third base by Ryan Krenning and a high pop fly catch by Nick Sacco in the final frame.


On the mound, Michael DiCureia, Bryce Kelly and Ricker combined to hurl a 2 hitter with 13 strikeouts.

 

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Lockport 2 posts key win over Somerset

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 July 2016

A pair of three run innings keyed front-running Lockport 2 to a 9-2 victory over host Somerset this evening in a key Lockport Midget 'A' League game.


Improving to 7-2, Lockport 2 maintains a one game lead over Orchard Park, which moves into the runner-up spot at 4-3, as Somerset (5-4) and Lyndonville (6-4) are both two games off the pace in the loss column.


Lockport 2 scored 3 times in both the first and fifth frames.


Preston Harris and Kyle MacDonald scored the runs for Somerset.


Somerset next hosts Orchard Park in a doubleheader on Thursday.

 

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Banes rallies in 7th for 12th win

 

Contributed Story, Posted 26 July 2016

Banes Machine Shop/Banes Plumbing put together a big seventh inning rally to nip Orleans Vets 13-12 Monday to stay unbeaten at 12-0 in the Medina Women's Softball 'A' League.


Trailing 12-8, Banes rallied for 5 runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim the win on singles by Robin Blaun, Kathy Riggs, Amy Allis, Alisha Foss, Jen Molisani and Sarah Surdel which plated the game winner.


Banes, which trailed the entire game, fell behind 5-2 in the first inning and by a 9-4 margin after four frames.


Vets scored twice in the top of the seventh to go up 12-8.

 

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Nationals win Battle of the Falls

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Niagara Nationals players and coaches celebrate their Battle of the Falls Tournament championship.

 

Contributed Story, Posted 26 July 2016

The Niagara Nationals avenged their only pool play loss by beating the Salt City Yankees 10-1 in the championship game of the Battle at the Falls 13U baseball tournament over the weekend.


Brian Fry, Nate Sherman, Chris Goyette and Mitchell Holtz led the offense with 2 hits apiece. Fry added 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored, Sherman added 3 RBI's and a triple, Goyette added 2 RBI's and Holtz scored 2 runs.


Aiden Johnston picked up the win on the mound going 6 strong innings allowing 1 run and giving up only 1 run. He also added a triple. Mav O'Neill pitched the 7th inning to help secure the win.


The Nationals opened the tournament by defeating Grow 2 Pro by a score of 9-2. Fry had 2 hits with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Goyette doubled and Johnston chipped in with 2 RBI. Mitchell Holtz and Liam Ward combined for the win on the mound scattering 3 hits and only allowing 2 runs.


In game 2, the Nationals beat Fairport 14-1. Goyette led the offense with 3 hits and 2 runs scored. Holtz added 2 hits and scored twice. Ward chipped in with 3 RBI's. Trevor Luthart and Fry combined for the win on the mound. Luthart threw 5 strong innings striking out 4 and allowing only 1 run. Fry pitched the final 2 frames striking out 3.


In game 3, the Nationals lost to the Salt City Yankees 4-1. Joe Dell'Oso, Fry, Sherman and Holtz had the lone hits for the Nationals.


The Nationals opened up championship Sunday by beating Gaffer Baseball 5-2. Luthart led the offense with 2 hits and 1 run scored. Dell'Oso picked up the complete game victory by only allowing 1 earned run and striking out 5 over 7 strong innings. He also added a single and scored twice.


In the semifinal game, the Nationals beat the Greece Tornadoes 9-1. Holtz, Luthart, and Johnston all had 2 hits apiece. Holtz had an RBI and run while Luthart added an RBI and 2 runs. Hunter Briggs had a single, 1 RBI and 1 run scored while Dell'Oso chipped in with a single, 2 stolen bases and a run scored.


The Nationals were the No. 7 seed on Sunday for the playoffs. With the wins this weekend, the Nationals' record improved to 47-4-1.

 

The Nationals will finish their season this weekend playing in the Lancer Classic Tournament.

 

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Medina U14 Fillies win playoff semi

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Ryenn Oliver delivers a pitch for the Medina Fillies during Monday's home playoff win over Grand Island.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 July 2016

A big second inning scoring burst sparked the Medina U14 Fillies to a 14-6 victory over Grand Island Monday in a Metro Girls Softball League semifinal round playoff game at Vets Park.


Medina grabbed a 2-1 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by Abi Neuman and a wild pitch.


The Fillies then erupted for 7 runs in the decisive second inning on run producing doubles by Lacey Kenward and Brooklyn Brown along with RBI singles by Cora Payne, Brandi Guild, Ashley Howell and Morgan Allis as a triple by Camri King ignited the uprising.


Grand Island did close the gap to 9-6 but the Fillies put a lock on the win by scoring 5 times in the fifth frame on hits by King and Howell, 3 walks and 3 wild pitches.


Neuman, Kenward, King and Howell each finished with 2 hits.


Ryenn Oliver, Payne and Kenward shared the pitching duties in the circle.


The Fillies will next face either Amherst or Eden in the finals on Friday.

 

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Albion U12 romps with big second half

 

Contributed Story, Posted 25 July 2016

Pulling away in the second half, the Albion U12 girls defeated the Pittsford Mustangs Lions 6-2 this evening at Mendon Center Elementary School in a Rochester District Youth Soccer League game.


Abby Scanlan and Ella Lewis both had a three goal hat trick to spark the attack for Albion which broke away from a 2-2 half-time deadlock. One of Lewis' goals was off an assist by Olivia Bieber.


Improving to 8-1-2, Albion closes out the season at home Wednesday against GVBBSC-Curry.

 

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Youth gridders begin practice

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Medina LOYAL players, shown here going through a conditioning drill, began preseason practice this evening as did their counterparts on the other Niagara Orleans Football Association squads. The league openers are scheduled for August 20 with Medina at Akron, Albion at Pembroke, Holley at Roy-Hart, Batavia at Tri-Town and Oakfield/Elba at Newfane as Attica draws the bye. Posted 25 July 2016

 

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Albion U15 wins Batavia loop playoffs

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Albion's U15 Batavia League playoff championship team includes, from left, Thomas Furmanski, John Depuy, Michael DiCureia, Addison Christ, Harrison Brown, Austin Furness, Bryce Prichard, Austin Dugan, Cody Wilson, Mike Harling, Ben Restivo, Carmine Albanese, Nate Fearby and David Albanese.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 July 2016

Rebounding from a fifth place finish during the regular season, the Albion U15 baseball team earned four straight victories to capture the Batavia League playoff championship.


Albion defeated the Batavia Phillies 14-4 in the championship game.


Albion scored 4 quick runs in the first inning as Michael DiCureia, Thomas Furmanski and Harrison Brown all had RBI singles.


Albion also scored four times in the fourth frame to break the contest open on a grand slam home run by Bryce Pritchard. A double by Carmine Albanese and 2 walks loaded the bases to set up the opportunity.


Furmanski had a total of 3 hits including a pair of doubles as Pritchard, Brown and Nate Fearby each added 2 hits.


Albion gained a spot in the title contest by nipping LeRoy 5-3 in the semifinals.Three runs in the sixth inning ignited by a triple by Austin Dugan and highlighted by a two-run double by Furmanski keyed that win.

 

Furmanski and Christ both had 2 hits in the contest.


In the quarterfinals, Albion outlasted the Batavia Indians 14-11 as Dugan, Pritchard, DiCureia and Fearby each had 2 hits.


Albion also scored a 14-11 win over the Batavia Mariners in the opening round as Furmanski had 3 hits and Dugan, Christ and DiCureia 2 each.

 

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Lyndonville 12u wins Wilson Tourney

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Lyndonville 12u players and coaches celebrate their Wilson Tournament title victory. In front are Luke Isaacson, Joe Lonigan, Jack Lonigan, Trenton Muck and Rolland Balcerzak. In back are Carson Dusett, Russell Stephens, Dillon Burt-Hodgins, Coach Stephens, Avery Wilcox, Coach Wilcox, Roman Heinsler and Jack Whipple.  Missing from photo is Anthony Moule.

 

Contributed Story, Posted 25 July 2016

Enjoying a very busy but very successful weekend, the Lyndonville 12u baseball team went 6-0 to capture the Wilson Tournament championship.


Lyndonville opened the tournament by defeating Grand Island 12-2 on Friday.


On Saturday,, Lyndonville downed Barker 7-4 and Mel Ott 13-4.


Lyndonville then blanked host Wlson 7-0 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals where they bested Mel Ott 13-3.


In the championship game, Lyndonville topped Grand Island 12-3.


Lyndonville's Jack Whipple was named MVP for the Tournament.

 

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Midget All-Star game decided in 7th

Photos by Tom Rivers
The victorious Babe Colonna All-Stars representing the Sandstone, St. Mary’s and Barre teams include, front row, from left: Caleb Fox, Reuben Rivers, Jonny Judd, Chris Sacco and Tyler Gibson. Back row: Kyle Sidari, Jacob Foote, Zach Colacecchi, Zandyr Meakin, Cade Wolcott, Jayce Ashton and Brendan LeBaron.

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 July 2016

The Babe Colonna All-Stars,representing the Barre, Sandstone and St. Mary's teams, scored twice in the last inning to edge past the Cal Colonna All-Stars, representing the Carlton, Rotary and Vets teams, 10-8 Saturday in the Albion Midget League All-Star game.


A two-run single by Caleb Fox in the seventh inning provided the margin of victory for the Babe Colonna All-Stars.


Earlier, the Babe Colonna All-Stars built up as much as an 8-2 lead after scoring 4 runs in the first inning as Tyler Gibson and Zandyr Meakin had doubles, 3 times in the second as Chris Sacco and Gibson had key hits and once in the fifth on doubles by Meakin and Gibson.


However, the Cal Colonna All-Stars came battling back to knot the contest at 8-8 by scoring 6 runs in the fifth frame as Bobby Dysard and Nate Olmstead had key hits.


Earlier, the Cal Colonna All-Stars scored once in the first on a double by Damien Lattimer and once in the third on a hit by Dallas Ecker.


Gibson and Meakin both had a total of 3 hits for the Babe Colonna All-Stars while Dysard and Olmstead both had 2 for the Cal Colonna All-Stars.

The Cal Colonna All-Stars representing the Vets, Rotary and Carlton teams include, front row, from left: DeClan McCue, Al’Tamir Brown, Dallas Ecker, Bobby Dysard and Bryce Wilson. Back row: Simon Ellison, Nate Olmstead, Shawn Pelligrino, Kyle Woolston, Damien Lattimer and Zaire Reed.

 

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Albion U14 rolls off fast start

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 July 2016

Exploding for 12 runs in the first two innings Albion went on to defeat host Spencerport 2 by a score of 19-5 Saturday in a Brockport U14 League baseball game.


A three-run home run by Bryce Kelly highlighted a 6 run first inning scoring burst which also included a two-run single by Deyonci Farley and an RBI single by Bailey Blanchard. Singles by Dylan Fox and Michael DiCureia ignited the uprising.


Albion quickly tacked on 6 more runs in the second inning on two-run singles by DiCureia, Farley and Drew Caldwell.


DiCureia had a total of 3 hits as Ryan Krenning, Farley, Caldwell and Blanchard each had 2.


Sharing the pitching duties the trio of Kelly, DiCureia and Fox combined to hurl a 3 hitter with 11 strikeouts.


Improving to 8-2, Albion next hosts Cal-Mum at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Barre Town Park.

 

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Section VI honor for Medina stickman

Photo by Cheryl Wertman
Jake Cotter

 

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 July 2016

Jake Cotter, who will be a senior at Medina Hgih this fall, has been named to the second team of the All Section VI lacrosse squad.


Cotter, who previously earned first team Class C Division All-Star honors, led Medina in goal scoring this past season with 61. He also dished out 20 assists.


Cotter, who also led the Mustangs in goal scoring in 2015 with 53, now has a three year varsity total of 130 goals.

 

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Albion U17 girls win season finale

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Albion U17 players and coaches meet after a season ending win Thursday.

 

Contributed Story, Posted 22 July 2016
The Albion U17 girls posted a 5-0 victory over Alexander Thursday to close out the Rochester District Youth Soccer season with a 7-2-3 record.


Albion grabbed a 1-0 first half lead on a goal by Brylie Hapeman.


Albion then broke the contest open with four second half goals. Anna Lewis ignited that uprising with a left footed goal. Emily Blanchard followed up with a pair of goals and Sarah Gregori rounded out the scoring parade.


Strong defensive game weapons were Katie Mann, Zoe Chatfield, Liz Baker, Natalie Dicueria, Brooke Keifer and Paige Diersley.


Isabella Prest earned the game winning shut out in goal.


"The girls have come a long way since first indoor practice in January and I am extremely impressed. It has been a pleasure coaching them all," said Coach Jenna Mrzywka. "The girls will continue to practice to prepare for their varsity season."

 

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Albion u10 bows in tourney title game

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Despite an advantage in hits, Albion dropped a 12-6 decision to Spencerport Thursday in the championship game of the 10u G&T Invittional Baseball Tournament as a combination of walks and stolen bases proved to be the difference. The Albion squad included, in front from left, Jacob Edwards, Bryer Dysard, Jason Conn, Elliot Trapiss, Nathan Gibson. In back Jack Kinter , Finn McCue, Brandon Nashburn, Seth Krenning, Xavier Penafiel, John Bianchi, Nick Martino, Xavier Byrd.  Absent from photo: Dylan Narburgh, coaches Mike Beach, Dave Nashburn, Ben Narburgh and Brian McCue. Posted 22 July 2016

 

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Lyndonville '9' earns 6th victory

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Lyndonville's Matt Riemer bangs out one of hits four his during Thursday's win over visiting Lockport 1.


By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 July 2016

Improving to 6-4, Lyndonville posted a 5-2 victory over visiting Lockport 1 Thursday in a Lockport Midget 'A' League game.


Justin Heschke went the distance on the mound for Lyndonville allowing 4 hits and striking out 10.


Matt Riemer banged out 4 hits to lead the Lyndonville offense as Mike Wells and Corey Hydock both had 2.


Lyndonville jumped out to a quick 1-0 first inning lead as Evan Pappalardo doubled and came home on a sacrifice fly by Wells.


Riemer doubled the lead with a third inning RBI single as a walk and a single by Wells set up the threat.


Lyndonville then opened up a 5-0 advantage by scoring 3 times in the fifth on a two-run double by Hydock and a sacrifice by Heschke. Singles by Wells, Riemer and Cody Bentley loaded the bases to set up the opportunity.


Lockport 1 averted the shutout by scoring twice in the seventh on two singles, a walk and a pair of wild pitches. The visitors still had two runners aboard but Heschke got out of the jam by notching a game ending strikeout.


Justin Heschke delivers a pitch for Lyndonville.

 

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Albion U10 All-Stars gain tourney final

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Jason Conn is on the mound for the Albion All Stars in Monday's come-from-behind tournament win.


Contributed Story, Posted 21 July 2016

The 10u Albion AllStar team has compiled a 3-1 record this week to earn berth in today's championship game at G&T Invitational Baseball Tournament in Greece.

 

Albion has defeated Charlotte 23-13 and 13-8 and Grace & Truth 17-16 but lost to Spencerport 14-11.

 

Albion will face Spencerport in a rematch for the title.

 

Game 1
Albion 23, Charlotte 13

Scoring 6 runs in each of the first 3 innings, Albion bested Charlotte 23-13 banging out a total of 24 hits.  Dylan Narburgh, Jason Conn, and Nick Martino contributed 3 hits each as Finn McCue, Brandon Nasburn, Elliot Trapiss, Nathan Gibson and Jack Kinter all contributed 2 hits each.

 

Game 2
Albion 17, Grace & Truth 16

The second game saw Albion fall to a quick 12-0 deficit against the Grace and Truth team and tournament hosts.


A key pitching performance from McCue in the third and fourth innings stopped G&T, as he struck out 4 of 8 batters and didn't allow a run.  This allowed Albion to close the gap to 6.


 A big 8 run fifth inning rally then had Albion trailing 14-16 going into the 6th.  A home run by Narburgh, and triples by Martino and Jacob Edwards were key to the inning. 


Three strikeouts by Nashburn in the top half of the sixth inning gave Albion a chance in the bottom of the inning. 


A quick single by Narburgh, followed by doubles from Martino and Bryer Dysard tied the game.  With two outs a big game winning single from Xavier Byrd allowed Dysard to cross the plate in a trilling come from behind win.

Xavier Penafiel hits the ball hard in Monday’s game.

 

Game 3
Spencerport 14, Albion 11

Albion got strong hitting performances were turned in by Trapiss, Gibson, John Bianchi, Conn, Byrd, Edwards, Xavier Penifel, and Dysard in the loss to Spencerport.

 

Game 4
Albion 13, Charlotte 8

A playoff game win over Charlotte 13 - 8 was turned in by Albion in their fourth game.

 
Conn went 3 for 3 on the night with a triple and pair of singles.  Other big hits were turned in byMcCue, Narburgh, Nasburn, Byrd, Edwards, Seth Krenning, Dysard and Gibson. 


Finn McCue shared pitching duties for the Albion U10 All Stars on Tuesday.

 

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Medina U14 Fillies win playoff opener

 

Contributed Story, Posted 21 July 2016

The Medina U14 Fillies opened Metro Girls Softball League playoff action with a 14-7 victory at Dunkirk Wednesday.

 

Medina's bats were hot early, scoring 3 runs in the first inning.  Brandi Guild, Morgan Allis, and Abi Neuman all crossed the plate on a pair of doubles by Allis and Neuman, and a single by Lacey Kenward.

 

The Dunkirk Dazzelers answered back in their bottom half of the inning scoring 4 of their own to take a 1 run lead.


However, the Fillies bounced right back scoring 7 runs and batting thru the order. Cora Payne started the inning with a walk and singles by Libby Cook, Ashlee Howell, Morgan Allis, Abi Neuman, and Brooklyn Brown helped plate the runs.

 

Dunkirk scored a single run in the bottom of the second.

 

Up 10-5, Medina scored once in the top of the third on an error. 


Dunkirk threatened in the third but did not score as a pair of defensive divining plays by Guild and Allis stranded a pair of runners on base. 

 

The Fillies scored 3 more runs in the fourth plating Neuman, Kenward, and Brown.  Ryenn Oliver hit them in with a two-out stand up double.  


Dunkirk, still fighting to stay alive, scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run home run but would not cross home plate again.

 

Medina's defense did not allow a single runner in the fifth and sixth, and a huge 6-3-5 double play in the bottom of the seventh squashed any chances for a Dazzlers comeback.


Howell finished with a total of 3 hits as Neuman, Kenward and Oliver each had 2.

 

"A complete team effort, pitching was great and the defense made a lot of big plays to earn a big win," said Fillies Coach Matt Maynard.


Medina will host Grand Island in the semifinals Monday night.

 

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Albion bows at U12 tournament

Photos by Tom Rivers
The Albion U12 team includes, front row, from left: Jayden Allport, Mason Bennett, Caleb Fox, Zach Colacecchi, Reuben Rivers, Bobby Dysard and Zaire Reed. Back row: Coach Jim Colacecchi, Damien Lattimer, Zac Olles, Tyler Gibson, Shawn Pelligrino, Kyle Woolston, Zandyr Meakin and coach Greg Bennett.

 

Contributed Story, Posted 21 July 2016

Albion finished third in the G&T 12U invitational after dropping a narrow 9-7 decision to Honeyoe Falls- Lima Wednesday.


Striking first Albion got on the board with an RBI single by Zandyr Meakin.


However,  HF-L would answer with 5 runs ending the first 5-1.


The sea-saw battle continued as Albion countered with 5 runs in the second.  A triple by Zaire Reid sparked the rally.  Reuben Rivers followed with an RBI single, Zach Colacecchi an RBI, Meakin a two-run triple and Tyler Gibson an RBI single.


 HF-L though scored 3 in the fourth to regain the lead for good at 8-6.


 Albion scored once in the sixth off an RBI single by Zac Olles but could get no closer.  


Reuben Rivers is safe after stealing home in the second inning for the Albion U12 team. Rivers singled to get on base.


Zandyr Meakin got several big outs for the Albion team.

 

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Albion U12 booters earn 7th win

 

Contributed Story, Posted 21 July 2016

The Albion U12 girls defeated FC Dynamo Roc 3-1 Wednesday at Schroeder High School.


Ella Lewis scored the first two Albion goals, the first coming off an assist from Abby Scanlan.


The third goal was an own goal off of a cross by Olivia Bieber for a 3-0 lead at the half.


Improving to 7-1-2, the U12 girls next play the Pittsford Mustang Lions on Monday at Mendon Center Elementary School.

 

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