Niagara Gazette —
After sitting out for two weeks with a shoulder injury, Mike Eagler had a strong return for the Niagara Falls baseball team, pitching 6 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven in a 3-1 win over Niagara-Wheatfield in Niagara Frontier League play Monday afternoon.
"He got ahead of every batter," said Niagara Falls coach Joe Contento. "He threw his curve for a strike all game long."
Eagler left the game in the 7th with the bases loaded. Senior Joe Colosi earned the save with a strike out and a pop out.
The Wolverines (7-3 NFL) only had only three hits in the game, but were able to score runs by playing small ball. Jake Martineau had a RBI on a squeeze bunt and Matt Colosi knocked in a run on a sacrifice fly.
Brenden Gilewski threw a complete game for the Falcons (5-5).
Lockport 15, North Tonawanda 6
Nick Baron went 1 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored, while Devin Johannas and Taylor Mott each added a hit for the Lumberjacks (1-9 NFL). Lockport remains atop the league at 9-1.
Sweet Home 6, Starpoint 2
The Spartans (11-4, 7-3 ECIC II) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but that was all they'd get against pitcher Justin Bystrak and the Panthers (4-6). Stan Speaker and Alex O'Donnell singled in the first, and Andrew Rankie and Brett Guay knocked in the runs. The loss ends Starpoint's four-game winning streak.
Grand Island 9, Lew-Port 1
Quinn Corrao pitched a complete-game four-hitter and John Holody and Josh Ungaro each had two RBIs for the Vikings (8-2 NFL), who remained in second place in the league. Joe Scirto knocked in a run and Jordan Willard went 2 for 3 for the Lancers (4-6).
Lockport 5, North Tonawanda 4
Shannon Krywcun accounted for three of the five runs and added a RBI for the Lions (5-6 NFL). NT drops to 1-10.
Starpoint 5, Will. South 3
Allison Block pitched a complete game and added two hits and two runs scored for the Spartans (16-2, 9-2 ECIC II).
"We got out to a comfortable 3-0 lead," said Starpoint coach Joe Hill. "We got out of big jams at the end of the game."
Brianna Clark contributed two hits and three RBIs to the offense.
Grand Island 14, Lew-Port 1
Alley Cutting and Melissa Gibson each hit home runs and Jillian Sheehan and Rosie Russel combined to give up just one earned run for the Vikings (9-2), who sit in second place in the NFL with a game against first-place Niagara Falls (9-1) on Wednesday.
Sheehan struck out four in five innings and was charged with the run. Russel came in with runners on in the sixth and faced only six batters in two innings pitched.
Jenna Neff, Ashley Colan and Natalie Argy each finished 2 for 3 from the plate.
Niagara Falls 5, Nia.-Wheatfield 4
Jerri Ann Orfano hit a late two-run bomb and Jasmine Petrishin added two RBIs and a double for the Wolverines (9-1), who remained in first place in the NFL. Petrishin and N-W freshman Marissa Hayes both pitched complete games, with Katie Mazierski and Bri Krawczyk driving in runs for the Falcons.
Niagara Catholic 6, O'Hara 5
The Patriots (7-2, 3-2 MMA) were rewarded for two lengthy plate appearances from Christina Schulte and Leah McClain when they scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh.
"Both teams battled throughout the game back and forth," said Niagara Catholic coach Robert Costanzo. "Both teams played great defense, but we didn't put heads down."
Tylerlynn Langer threw a complete game for Niagara Catholic while going 2 for 3 with two doubles. Marissa Ruffolo finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Fran Gariano pitched a complete game for O'Hara.
Niagara Catholic plays next at 4:15 p.m. Friday against Mt. Mercy.
Nia.-Wheatfield 16, North Tonawanda 4
Zach Dubuc had four goals and five assists while Mitch Pitman added three goals and a helper for the Falcons (8-4).
Niagara Falls 10, North Tonawanda 9
Jazzman Pfaffenberger scored four goals and Maddi Chille added a hat trick for the Wolverines (2-8, 1-6) in a game played under the lights at Niagara University. Brooke Spanbauer made 14 saves in the win, while Karley Herberger scored four goals for the Lady Jacks.
North Tonawanda 5, Ken East 0
Andrew LeMar and Jon LeMar both remained undefeated in singles play for the Lumberjacks (10-1 NFL).
"They've been playing well as of late," said head coach John LeMar. "We have three big matches coming up to capture the (league) title."
Grand Island 5, Lew-Port 0
Jacob Sweeney, Sean Richardson and Eric Riederer swept singles play for the Vikings (9-2 NFL), who remain a game behind NT (10-1) for the league lead. Lew-Port drops to 7-4.
Nia.-Wheatfield 4, Lockport 1
Jason Bolea, Austin Hayes and Joe Lebold picked up wins in singles play for the Falcons (7-4 NFL), while the pairing of Joe Corio and Jack Kellogg won second doubles.
Sweet Home 4, Starpoint 1
Adam Moran, Connor Miller and Jake Stanley swept singles play for the Panthers. Tyler Mack and Julian Mott picked up a three-set win in second singles for the Spartans (1-9 ECIC II).
Ken West 4, Niagara Falls 1
The Blue Devils (4-7 NFL) got a strong performance from Nicholas Attalah, Niko Mancuso and Vladimir Popica, who each won a point in singles play. John Klapp and Chris Dobmeier paired up to win a three-set match in second doubles for the Wolverines (1-10).Monday's Results BASEBALL Lockport 15, North Tonawanda 6 Sweet Home 6, Starpoint 2 Grand Island 9, Lew-Port 1 Niagara Falls 3, Nia.-Wheatfield 1 Albion 16, Wilson 8 SOFTBALL Lockport 5, North Tonawanda 4 Starpoint 5, Will. South 3 Grand Island 14, Lew-Port 1 Niagara Falls 5, Nia.-Wheatfield 4 Niagara Catholic 6, O'Hara 5 BOYS LACROSSE Nia.-Wheatfield 16, North Tonawanda 4 GIRLS LACROSSE Will. South 11, Nia.-Wheatfield 8 Niagara Falls 10, North Tonawanda 9 BOYS TENNIS North Tonawanda 5, Ken East 0 Singles: Andrew LeMar (NT) d. Alex Lisowski, 6-0, 6-0; Jon LeMar (NT) d. Frank Wozniak, 6-1, 6-0; Zach Nolan (NT) d. Nick Jureweicz, 7-6, 6-1. Doubles: Adam Lourgas & Nick Nolan (NT) d. Sam Tulipane & Justin Gray, 6-2, 6-0; Joe Piotrowski & Kyle Davignon (NT) d. John Posch & Shamil Bunson, 6-0 6-0. Grand Island 5, Lew-Port 0 Singles: Jacob Sweeney (GI) d. Sean Richardson, 6-3, 6-1; Eric Riederer (GI) d. Yash Maheshwari, 7-5, 6-2; Wyatt Mock (GI) d. Ryan Taylor, 6-1, 6-1. Doubles: Collin McMahon & Tommy Corrao (GI) d. Jake Warren & Joe Laurendi, 6-1, 7-6, 7-1, 6-4; Anthony Huff & McClain Erhard (GI) d. Ben Stayner & Sam Beiter, 7-6, 7-1, 6-2. Nia.-Wheatfield 4, Lockport 1 Singles: Jason Bolea (-NW) d. Bailey Reid, 6-0, 6-1; Austin Hayes (N-W) d. Jeremy Cogovan, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Joe Lebold (NW) d. J.J. Napoli, 6-2, 6-3 Doubles: Luke Sciandra & Nick Guay (L) d. Murray Taylor & Jacob Collins, 7-6 (13-11), 7-5; Joe Corio & Jack Kellogg (NW) d. Brett Bynes & Evan Dick, 7-5, 6-1. Sweet Home 4, Starpoint 1 Singles: Adam Moran (SH) d. Charlie Campanella, 6-1, 6-0; Connor Miller (SH) d. Derek Terranova, 7-5, 6-4; Jake Stanley (SH) d. Alex Fiedler, 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Kyle Merrifield & Ryan Biggane (SH) d. Alec Toth & Tony Zanatian, 6-0, 6-0; Tyler Mack & Julian Mott (S) d. Chanan Shorua & Nick Ruiz, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Ken West 4, Niagara Falls 1 Singles: Nicholas Attalah (KW) d. Spencer Ventresca, 6-2, 7-5; Niko Mancuso (KW) d. Michael Gibas, 6-2, 6-0; Vladimir Popica (KW) d. Josh Reilly, 6-2, 6-3. Doubles: Joe Gardon & Colin Flynn (KW) d. Eric Ziemanthis & Vincent Neal, 6-3, 6-3; John Klapp & Chris Dobmeier (NF) d. Evan Dowdal & Bojan Vanovac, 7-6, 7-5, 6-2. Today's Games BASEBALL St. Joe's at O'Hara, 2:30 p.m. SOFTBALL Holland at Tonawanda, 4:30 p.m.; Barker at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.; Springville at Starpoint, 4:45 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE Grand Island at Lew-Port, 7:30 p.m.; Eden at Wilson, 5 p.m. TRACK North Tonawanda at Lockport; Starpoint at Cheektowaga, 4:30 p.m.; Grand Island at Niagara Falls, 4:30 p.m.; Lew-Port at Nia.-Wheatfield, 4:30 p.m.; Tonawanda at Holland, 4:30 p.m.; Barker at Wilson, 4:15 p.m.; Ken West at Ken East, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games BASEBALL North Tonawanda at Ken-East, 4:45 p.m.; Iroquois at Starpoint, 5 p.m.; Grand Island at Niagara Falls, 4:45 p.m.; Ken West at Nia.-Wheatfield, 4:45 p.m.; Tonawanda at Lackawanna, 4:30 p.m.; Lew-Port at Lockport, 4:45 p.m. SOFTBALL Ken-East at North Tonawanda, 7 p.m.; Niagara Falls at Grand Island, 4:45 p.m.; Nia.-Wheatfield at Ken West, 4:45 p.m.; Tonawanda at Lackawanna, 4:30 p.m.; St. Mary's at Immaculata, 4:15 p.m.; Lew-Port at Lockport, 7 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Lockport at North Tonawanda, 5 p.m.; Grand Island at Nia.-Wheatfield, 4:45 p.m. BOYS TENNIS North Tonawanda at Lockport, 4 p.m.; Grand Island at Niagara Falls, 4 p.m.; Nia.-Wheatfield at Lew-Port, 4 p.m.; Starpoint at Iroquois, 4:30 p.m.; Ken West at Ken East, 4 p.m.; Wilson at Akron, 4 p.m.; GOW at Niagara Catholic, 4:15 p.m. TRACK St. Joe's at St. Francis, 4 p.m. Thursday's Games BASEBALL Grand Island at North Tonawanda, 4:45 p.m.; Nia.-Wheatfield at Lew-Port, 4:45 p.m.; Holland at Tonawanda, 4:30 p.m.; Niagara Falls at Ken East, 4:45 p.m.; Barker at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.; Ken West at Lockport, 4:45 p.m. SOFTBALL North Tonawanda at Grand Island, 4:45 p.m.; Maryvale at Starpoint, 5 p.m.; Lew-Port at Nia.-Wheatfield, 4:45 p.m.; Ken East at Niagara Falls, 4:45 p.m.; Niagara Catholic at Mt. Mercy, 4:15 p.m.; Lockport at Ken West, 4:45 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Clarence at North Tonawanda, 4:45 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE North Tonawanda at Lew-Port, 7:30 p.m.; W. Sen. West at Grand Island, 5 p.m.; Nia.-Wheatfield at Sweet Home, 5 p.m.; Medina at Wilson, 5 p.m. BOYS TENNIS W. Sen. East at Starpoint, 4:45 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS Niagara Catholic at Mt. Mercy, 4:15 p.m. TRACK Akron at Wilson, 4:15 p.m. Friday's Games BASEBALL Starpoint at W. Sen. East, 4:30 p.m.; Ken West at Ken East, 6:30 p.m. SOFTBALL Tonawanda at North Tonawanda, 7 p.m.; Iroquois at Starpoint, 5 p.m.; Mt. St. Mary at Niagara Catholic, 4:45 p.m.; Ken East at Ken West, 7 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE North Tonawanda at Wilson, 7 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Grand Island at Clarence, 7 p.m.; Springville at Niagara Falls, 5 p.m. BOYS TENNIS North Tonawanda at Nia-Wheatfield, 4 p.m.; Ken East at Grand Island, 4 p.m.; Starpoint at ECIC Qualifiers (at Sweet Home), TBA; Lockport at Ken West, 4 p.m.; Niagara Falls at Lew-Port, 4 p.m.; Niagara Catholic at Timon, 4:15 p.m.; Ken West at Lockport, 4 p.m. Saturday's Games BASEBALL Wilson at N-O League Showcase, 11 a.m.; McQuaid at St. Joe's, TBA; Ken West at O'Hara Tournament, TBA SOFTBALL Grand Island, Niagara Catholic at Immaculata Tournament, TBA; Wilson at N-O League Showcase, 11 a.m. BOYS LACROSSE Nia.-Wheatfield at Silver Creek, 1 p.m. GIRLS LACROSSE Mt. St. Mary at Nia.-Wheatfield, 11:30 a.m. BOYS TENNIS Starpoint at ECIC Qualifiers (at Sweet Home), TBA TRACK Starpoint Spartan Team Challenge, 9:30 a.m.; Ken East, Ken West at Nia.-Wheatfield Falcon Invitational, TBA; St. Joe's at Batavia Invitational, TBA Sunday's Games BASEBALL Ken West at O'Hara Tournament, TBA SOFTBALL Grand Island, Niagara Catholic at Immaculata Tournament, TBA