Niagara Gazette

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April 24, 2014

High Schools: Starpoint gets big baseball win over Will. South

Niagara Gazette — Starpoint baseball defeated one of the state’s top ranked teams decisively on Wednesday. Brett Guay scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the third inning and then drove home three runs with a triple in the seventh inning as the Spartans (3-1 overall, 1-1 ECIC II) had their way with Williamsville South, 9-2. Guay finished the game going 1-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI.

Mike Lane was the winning pitcher, striking out four batters in 4 2/3 innings while allowing three hits and two earned runs. Chris Cribbs took over on the mound in the fourth and kept the Billies (1-1 overall, 0-1 ECIC II) hitless for the remainder of the game. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored.

Jim Janeczko went 2-for-4, hitting a double and scoring two runs as well as an RBI. Ben Walters went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Spartans, scoring a run.

Nia.-Wheatfield 6, Ken West 3

Winning pitcher Dillon Cobernus went the distance, striking out four over seven innings with no walks and no earned runs to lead the Falcons to their first NFL win of the season (1-2, 1-1 NFL). Matt Anderson and Casey Gruarin each had a pair of doubles in the win and Jack Travers added two hits and three stolen bases. Angelo Vilardo also had two RBI. Ken Stoerr, Adam Fron and Ben Serrano had two hits apiece for the Blue Devils.

JV

Niagara Falls 8, Grand Island 7

Vince Colosi, Brandon Benjamin and Jon Orfano had two hits apiece and Chris Ewing earned the win in 2 2/3 innings of relief as the Wolverines moved to 2-2 on the season. The Vikings fell to 1-1.

SOFTBALL

Niagara Falls 14, Grand Island 3

Carli Leo allowed two runs on three hits with six strikeouts and JerriAnn Orfano and Stephanie Bielec each had four hits apiece as the Wolverines (1-1) bounced back from an 11-1 loss Monday to Niagara-Wheatfield for their first NFL win. Bielec also had a double and Orfano had a triple and three RBI. Gia Saenz added three hits and three RBI in the win while Toni Polk had a pair of doubles with three runs scored. Natalie Argy led the Vikings (0-1 NFL) with a triple and a run scored.

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