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August 2, 2013

Area Sports: Niagara Youth Ministry holds volleyball finals

Niagara Gazette — Tim Drylewski had five spikes, Raquel Gonzalez had three aces and their team, Sloppy Sets, was anything but sloppy as they finished off Look'N, 11-1, 11-1, in the six-man division championship of the Niagara Youth Ministry Co-Ed Volleyball League. Noelle Gonzalez scored two aces for Look'N.

In the three-man division, Big Fat Block defeated 3 Amigos, 11-6, 11-3. Matt Thompson had sevem spikes for the winners, while Michael Ciraolo added three aces. For 3 Amigos, Nick Vitello had five blocks and six spikes.

BASEBALL

• The Whirlpool Rangers won the Senior Interleague championship with a 4-3 victory over the Tonawanda Red Sox. Taylor Huntsman hit a home run while pitching five innings and striking out 10 batters. Brandon Benjamin struck our three to earn the save for the winners. Chris Clark hit the game-winning RBI for the Rangers.

• In Greater Niagara Seniors baseball action, Nate Nielsen had five hits, including a double and home run, as well as three RBIs to lead the Carpet Mill Outlet Niagara Rays to a 14-9 win over the Cayuga Padres in a quarterfinal playoff matchup. Billy Jasper had four hits for the Rays, driving home two runs, while Michael Luero added two hits. Lyric McDonnell hit a double for the Padres.

Anthony McDougald stole home, bringing in the winning run, as the Bucky's Barber Shop Yankees defeated the Tops Tigers, 3-2, in the Hyde Park Babe Ruth Majors division. Trevor McDougald threw 12 strikeouts, hit a double and scored a run. Zakee Gregory scored the Yankees' other run. For the Tigers, Ryan Bower and JoJo Dixon scored the runs.

• In other Hyde Park Majors play, the VFW Post 917 Red Sox broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning, scoring 11 runs to defeat the Cardamone Chiropractic Nationals, 14-3. Tony Velez allowed just one hit in four innings while pitching for the Red Sox, striking out 10 along the way. Jason Brady and Noah Light both doubled for the Red Sox, with Light scoring five RBIs. Riley Cardinali also scored an RBI for the winners. For the Nationals, Lewis Tezak kept the game close during his six innings on the mound, striking out eight batters, while Ryan Tezak and Antwain Gandy both had hits.

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