Niagara Gazette — • In rookie baseball, the Blue Jays defeated the Nationals in extra innings, 5-4. Derek Jelen went 5 for 5 for the Jays while Anthony Eustice had four hits, including the game-winning RBI. Ethan Copelin scored the game winner.
Steven Tuttle had four hits for the Nationals.
• In Cayuga Majors, the Niagara Falls Firefighters Local 714 & Local 3359 Braves downed the Buzzy's Pizzeria Orioles, 15-5 on Monday night. Kelsi Amoretti led the way with two key singles while Alexia Rose had three hits. Juliette Roma singled for the Braves.
For the Orioles, Ashley Kepp had three hits including two doubles, while Molly Domaradzki and Sam Meyers had base hits.
• The Braves previously defeated the David's Home of the Steak Hoagy Dodgers, 16-10. Aleigha Gray led the Braves with a grand slam home run. Jordan Brooks and Olivia Vaccarella had four hits apiece.
Alivia Fucarino and Jennie Mercilliott had two hits apiece for the Dodgers, while Alyssa Hopper scored two runs.
• The Niagara Pioneer Strikers U8 team improved to 2-0 on their season with an 8-1 against Kenmore Whiteout. Drew Leardini scored four goals for the Strikers, while Luke Radke, Guitano Lynch, Dominic Massaro and Dylan Ljijanich also scored goals. Elijah Veltri controlled the middle while Tristan Wills, Brodie Burnham, Erik Parkes and Owen Sweeney played solid defense, helping goalkeeper Nathan Russell earn his second victory on the season.
• The Flyers defeated the Pirates, 8-2, in the consolation game of the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles Spring Squirt League. Braden Muldoon scored a hat trick for the Flyers, while Vincent Zak had two goals and two assists. Joey Genovese added two goals and one assist, while Christian Kessler scored a goal. Recording assists were Joey Niccola, Peter Schwager, Madison Flory and Jake Bowers.
Scoring for the Pirates were Will Caughill and Charles Drexelus.
The Flyers named Julia Dumais their MVP following the game.