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.
• Jayden Turner hit two doubles and three RBIs as the Tops Tigers defeated the Anderson Electric Cardinals, 7-6, in Hyde Park Babe Ruth majors play. Turner also pitched for the Tigers, striking out 13 batters. Robert Schultz had two RBIs for the Tigers including the game-winning run. For the Cardinals, Moses Valez struck out 12 of the batters faced.
• Earlier in the week, Turner had three hits, including a grand slam home run, as the Tigers defeated the Porky’s Hot Dogs Red Sox, 16-4. The Tigers improved their record to 9-1 with the victory.
• Wildredo Borges scored four runs and drove home three more as the VFW Post 917 Red Sox defeated the Cardamone Chiropractor Nationals, 14-2, in the Hyde Park minors. Pat Keifer had two hits and three RBIs for the Red Sox while Lateef Saffat added three hits. Noah Light had three RBIs. J.J. Brady and Jace Luchese combined to allow only three hits and struck out eight. For the Nationals, Ryan Tezak, Antwain Gandy and Terrell Mathews each had a hit.
• The Nationals also came up victorious in the minors division, downing the A’s by a score of 6-4. Lewis Tezak pitched three innings, striking out seven. Gandy and Cameron Shelton had hits, with Shelton driving three runs home. For the A’s, Joshia Oliver had a hit.
• In Lewiston Little League minors action, Vincent Carlo and Carter Krawczyk both drove two runs home to lead the HW Bryck & Sons River Bandits to victory over the Smith Brothers Pizza Raptors, 8-3. Matthew Toohey and Romeo Fitzgerald had an RBI each, while Jude Violante added a double for the River Bandits. Jake Dionne had two hits for the Raptors.
• The Niagara PAL United U14 boys rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the NW Revolution, 4-3, in travel soccer. John Cevaer started the comeback by scoring his first goal of the season. In the second half, Nick McKean scored while Christian Meranto added two goals including the game winner. With the win, Niagara PAL improved to 6-1-2 on the season.
• Kathy Donner, Theone Oblamski, Barbara Baker and Gail Walker finished first overall in the ladies’ Wednesday 18-Hole league at Niagara Frontier Country Club. Finishing second place in the member-member/member-guest competition were Marie Olson, Margaret Mann, Sandra Stevens and Margie Bullis.
In the Tuesday night women’s 9-hole league at NFCC, Adele Berti was the weekly Flight A winner with a score of 34. Kathy Ruggerio scored a 43 to finish first in Flight B, while Marge Kirsch took the weekly honor in Flight C with her score of 42.
• Laura Scaletta was the Flight A winner in recent play at the Hyde Park Ladies 18-Hole Golf League, scoring a 73 in stroke play. Dorothy Gatto took Flight B honor with her score of 90 while Marie Esposito won the weekly Flight C competition with her score of 89.
In the weekly tournament, Lee Adriatico was the Flight A winner with her score of 47, while May Jowdy and Henrietta Ingham were the Flight B and C winners with scores of 51 and 64, respectively. Nancy Lo was the Flight A low putt leader with a score of 30, while Jowdy led Flight B with 36 and Ingham was the Flight C leader at 33.
• The BMP America team of Joe Lebold & Dan Krolewski defeated the Integrated Controls, Larry Lorenz and Sandro Viola, in two sets, 6-1, 6-0. In other competition, Niagara University (John Lorenz & Mike Mucci) defeated Synacor (Terry Knack and Tom O’Donnell), 6-3, 6-4. The Sammy’s team of Les Sniezek & Eric Scheffler were awarded a 2-1 default over Niagara Catholic (Will Whisker and Alex Nearhood) when a injury forced the Niagara Catholic team to withdraw.