Niagara Gazette


May 13, 2014

MONDAY RECAP: Bulldogs hand NF baseball first league loss

Niagara Gazette — Kenmore East scored six runs in the top of fifth, handing Niagara Falls its first loss of the season in Niagara Frontier League play.

Jeff White allowed one hit over seven innings, striking out two for the Bulldogs (8-9, 5-6 NFL).

"Niagara Falls is a terrific team, but today my guys played like champions," said Kenmore East coach Les Simon. "We played air-tight defense, showing you how much heart this team has."

The Wolverines came into Monday's game 10-0 in the league but could not get through the Bulldogs defense. 

Ken East scored all six runs in the fifth inning. Nick Lobochiaro led off with a single. Richard Brinkman followed, reaching on an error. The Bulldogs followed with four more hits from Luke Simmons, Preston Smith, White and Tom Vancuren. 

Smith finished with three hits. 

The Bulldogs next face Grand Island today. Niagara Falls also plays today against North Tonawanda.

Starpoint 11, Sweet Home 10

Austin Owens drew a bases loaded walk to score Jim Janeczko in the bottom of the seventh to give the Spartans (7-4 ECIC II) a walk-off win. Starpoint scored five in the sixth to cut Sweet Home's lead to one. Brett Guay and Mike Lane each had RBI singles. Ben Walters hit a one-out single for the Spartans in the bottom of the seventh. Janeczko scored Walters with a triple, tying the game at 10. Sweet Home (3-4 ECIC II) walked the next three batters, allowing Janeczko to score the winning run. Lane earned the win, pitching shutout sixth and seventh innings.     

Lew-Port 10, Nia Wheatfield 4

Josh Joepsell threw a complete game, striking out four for the Lancers (9-4, 8-4 NFL). Koepsell went 3 for 3, batting in two. Joe Scirto went 4 for 4, also batting in two. Andrew Connely had two hits for the Falcons (5-6 NFL). The Lancers return home today for Senior Night against Ken West.

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