Niagara Gazette — staff reports
Ashley Kepp hit for the cycle, drove home four runs and stole two bases, leading the Collision Auto and Glass Red Sox to victory over the Niagara Falls Teachers Union Royals, 25-15, in Cayuga Majors softball action. Brittny Benjamin had five hits, four RBIs and a stolen base. Briana Pringle had two hits, three stolen bases and two RBIs. For the Royals, Kaitlin Leonard had a hit as well as eight stolen bases, while Brianna Iusi had a hit and three stolen bases. Hailey Colosi scored three runs for the Royals.
The Red Sox also defeated the Royals previously, 22-10. Kayla Richards had four hits, 3 RBIs and two stolen bases, while Olivia Stankovich struck out eight batters in four innings. Jillian Lamb had three hits and three stolen bases for the Red Sox, while Kepp and Benjamin both hit triples. For the Royals, Jordyn Smith had three hits, including a double, as well as three stolen bases. Isabella Casilio also stole three bases for the Royals, while Hailey Perri had a hit, stolen base and RBI.
• The Cayuga-Mark Cerrone 9U travel baseball team finished its regular season with a 9-3 record, clinching third place in the Clarence Travel League, ending on a high note with wins in both games of a doubleheader against two different opponents.
In the first game, Cayuga defeated Mathewson McCarthy, 5-1. Aaron Kifer, Anthony Lozina, Andrew Johnson and Jaxon Hoyt combined to strike out 13 Mathewson McCarthy batters while holding their opponents to just five hits. Brett Zimmerman and Anthony Lucinski both had two RBIs.
In the second game, Cayuga blanked Lancaster Black, 15-0. The pitching tandem of Hoyt, Jake Dunstan, Nick Syposs andf Zimmerman held Lancaster to just two hits. Sean Uhrich, Johnson, and Lozina all had two hits, two RBIs and scored two runs.
• Also in Clarence Travel League play, the 14U Jr. Thunderwolves inproved their record to 9-3 with their 7-5 win over the Nickel City Nine. The Wolves banged out 12 hits. Bobby Newbury had two triples and three RBIs. Ben Serrano and Dennis Gagliardo both hit twice, while David Gariano, Dawson Bailey, Tyler Siegmann and Matt Grace also had hits.