Niagara Gazette

June 23, 2013

Area Sports: Baseball, softball, golf, bocce, tennis

STAFF REPORTS
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — The Mark Cerrone 12U Jr Thunderwolves qualified for a playoff spot in the Clarence Travel League thanks to its 14-2 defeat of Clarence. Pitchers James Filippelli, Ian Evans and Mat Carden combined for a three-hitter and eight strikeouts. Filippelli and Evans also hit home runs, and Evans added four RBIs. Nick Clouden went 3 for 3, Cam Dabill went 2 for 3 and Cam Sloma went 2 for 2.

In 10U travel baseball, the Lewiston Predators dropped a 4-3 decision to the Niagara Nationals. Zach Brydges had three hits, including two doubles. Vincent Mauro hit a two-run single for the Predators, who now have a record of 6-4 for the season.

In Whirlpool Park Little League baseball, the Quaranto Yankees defeated the J.A Brundage Pirates, 7-3. Jay Granto pitched three scoreless innings and scored four RBIs. Nolan Barker and Charlie Watroba played sharp defense for the Quaranto Yankees while Aiden Robbins had a hot glove in the field for the Pirates.

• In the Hyde Park Babe Ruth Majors, the Tops Tigers doubled up on the Bucky's Barber Shop Yankees, 12-6. John Blevins had three hits for the Tigers, including a home run and double. He also drove home three runs. Eddie Scott added a double and two RBIs for the Tigers, while Quran DuBois hit a home run and double as well as three RBIs for the Yankees.

• In the Hyde Park Minors, the VFW Post 917 Red Sox defeated the Felicetti Concrete A's by a score of 8-2. Riley Cardinali had a home run and RBI for the winners. Noah Light added two RBIs while Jay Brady, Jace Luchese and Wilfredo Borges all drove in a run. For the A's, Tyler Jessie, Josiah Oliver and Rod Miller all had hits.

• The Town of Niagara Rays edged Wilson, 9-7, in Greater Niagara Seniors play. Andrew Porter had two hits including a triple for the Rays. Derek Renko and Mitchell Dinger also had hits. Domenic Senese pitched a complete game, striking out ten Wilson batters.

• In interleague senior play, the Whirlpool Rangers routed the Midtown Indians, 27-6. Taylor Huntsman led the Rangers' hit parade with four hits and six RBIs. Brandon Benjamin had four RBIs. Devante Braithwaite hit a triple. Mike Gibas was the winning pitcher.

SOFTBALL

• The Town of Niagara Red Sox defeated Wilson, 19-13, in 17U Travel softball action. Gianna Teixeira had four RBIs for the Red Sox, while Jordan Robinson had three. Alyssa Renko went 3 for 5, hitting a double and recording two RBIs.  Courtney DeWolf was the winning pitcher. The Red Sox improved their record to 2-2 on the season.

• In Cayuga Majors softball, the David's Home Of The Steak Hoagy Padres held off a late rally by the Niagara Falls Teachers Union Royals to win, 20-17. Aleigha Gray and Jordan Brooks had three hits each while Marissa Lewis scored three runs for the Padres. For the Royals, Kaitlyn Paretto and Emma Pozak singled twice while Brianna Quarcini had a hit.

• In Niagara Frontier men's softball, Mark Cerrone Inc. defeated Dave's Last Chance, 20-18. Jay Corp went 3 for 4 with a home run. He also scored three runs. Paul Gotowko, Kevin Carpenter and Jimmy Rodgers also went 3 for 4 for Mark Cerrone. George Hutcheson played a solid defensive game for Dave's Last Chance. 

HOCKEY

Lew-Port defeated St. Joe's, 5-3, in modified hockey and improved its record to 5-5-1 on the season. Jacob Peters scored a hat trick for Lew-Port, while Jacob Thomason score two goals and two assists. Mike Greco scored twice for St. Joe's. Lew-Port closes its modified hockey season next Saturday against Grand Island at Dwyer Arena, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

GOLF

• Lisa Hamilton, Pam Casero and Yolanda Jakubowski were the winners in Flights A, B and C, respectively, in the Hyde Park Friday Ladies' Golf League on the course's White Nine holes. Hamilton scored a 37 in stroke play while Casero scored 38 and Jakubowski a 41. Sue Kosikowski was the A winner in the weekly tournament with a score of 31, while Karen Green was the B winner with 32 and Dorothy Gatto the C winner with 33. In low putts, Kosikowski shared the A lead with Lee Adriatico with 15. Casero and Greed tied as the B winners with a 17, while Jakubowski was the C winner with her score of 18.

• Helen Voljak was the Flight A winner of the week in the Thursday Ladies' 18-Hole Golf Club at Hyde Park. Voljak shot a 78. Mary Ann Storr and Sonia Miller both shot a 71 to win in Flight B and Flight C, respectively. In the weekly tournament, which last week was themed "Best Poker Hand" sponsored by Gadawski's, Darlene Adams, Marilyn Burak and Dorothy Gara were the Flight A, B and C winners, respectively. In low putts, Mamie Volpe led Flight A with her score of 30. Storr, Burak and Jean Rosenberg shared the lead in Flight B with scores of 33. Marion Doktor and Marie Esposito also shared a score of 33 to tie as the weekly winners in Flight C.

BOCCE

• The team sponsored by Latina's Imports leads the Cristoforo Colombo ladies' division with 148 overall points, but the Dan the Man team holds first place by virtue of its overall record of 10-2. Latina's, with a record of 9-3, shares second place through last week's competition with Marketside Restaurant. Four teams are tied with records of 8-4: Guido's Upholstering, ACS Animal Care Supplements, Capitol Cleaners and All That Jazz Hair Salon & Spa. Sitting alone in eighth place in a league of 20 is Cataract Lodge at 7-5, while seven teams were behind and tied at records of 5-7.

• Bowl O Drome remains undefeated in the Cristoforo Colombo mixed division, holding a 9-0 record and an overall point total of 108 heading into this week. Trailing by just one point and a record of 8-1 is Supermarket Liquors, with Over The Falls Tours in third place with a similar 8-1 record but point total of 97. Fortuna's Restaurant sits in fourth place out of 20 with a record of 7-2 and 98 points, while Falls Auto Spring (6-3, 97 points) rounds out the division's top five.

TENNIS

The team of Niagara Catholic (Will Whisker and Spencer Ventresca) defeated Niagara University (Pete Butera and John Lorenz), 6-4, 6-3 in the Les Nassoiy Tennis League. BMP America (Joe Lebold and Sam Lebold) defeated Synacor (Nick Fuest and Matt Bergey) in two sets, 6-2, 6-2. Sammy's (Les Sniezek and Joel Costanzo) won by forfeit.