Niagara Gazette — Robert Licata’s second hit of the game brought home the winning run, scored by Aidan Robins, as the J. A. Brundage Drain Doctor Pirates claimed the Whirlpool Little League minor division championship with their 10-9 win over Sottile’s Phillies.
Ryan Chenaille had two hits and three RBIs and also played strong defense, while Matthew Ceccato’s two hits included a triple. Also for the Pirates, Anthony Greig and Dom Hickok scored two runs apiece.
For the Phillies, Jimmy Terryberry had two hits.
Others on the championship Pirates roster are: Jude Lowry, Ciaran Destino, Lyndi Lowry, Yazzie Sarkees, Chelsea Kuhns, Dom Churakos, and Tommy Tower.
• The Cayuga 18U Big League baseball squad went 1-1 in games within the past week, including a 15-6 win over the Tonawanda Rebels. Steven Conklin led Cayuga, going 4 for 4 and scoring three runs. He was also the winning pitcher, striking out 11 batters in a complete game. Chris Schieder went 3 for 3 with two runs scored, while Anthony Forcucci had two hits while scoring three runs. Patrick Custode scored two runs.
Cayuga also took an 8-3 loss to Grand Island. John McGinty led the victors with a two-run homer that brought home the winning run. For Cayuga, Anthony Forcucci and Kyle Chandler both went 2 for 3, with Forcucci hitting a pair of doubles. Brad Robinson, Jason Weatherby and Chandler all doubled for Cayuga, while McGinty also doubled for Grand Island. A disputed late game three-run homer sealed the win for Grand Island.
• Antwain Gandy doubled and had three RBIs as the Cardamone Chiropractic Nationals defeated the Felicetti Concrete Products A’s, 15-1, in Hyde Park Babe Ruth minor baseball action. Amarius Ezell had two hits for the Nationals. Gandy and Lewis Tazak combined to strike out 11 batters and allow just one hit. For the A’s, Brandon Groce had a hit and RBI.