Niagara Gazette — The Niagara Pioneer U11 Cheetahs girls soccer team improved to 2-0 in the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League with its 8-0 win over Aurora Arsenal.
Goalkeeper Rosemarie Franjoine recorded her first “clean sheet,” or shutout, of the season. Alexa and Elle Schultz led thre Cheetahs offensively with four goals and two goals, respectively. Stephanie Frazier and Ella Massaro also scored goals for the winners.
Isabella Aversa, Sophie Lindamer, Allison Mariglia and Bailey Gianinni played strong in the midfield and in back to help preserve Franjoine’s shutout.
The Ventry Concrete Yankees opened their 2014 season in the Hyde Park Babe Ruth Baseball Minor Division with a 12-7 win over the Felicetti Concrete Dodgers.
Logan Haseley struck out nine batters while pitching for the Yankees while bringing home two runs. Zach Winker also pitched, striking out three batters while also scoring three times. Jason Winstanley had two RBI in the victory.
Weather permitting, the Cardamone Chiropractic Nationals and Norampac Red Sox will play today at 5:45 p.m. Hyde Park Babe Ruth Baseball, meanwhile, will have their formal opening day ceremonies this Saturday.
• In the Hyde Park Babe Ruth T-Ball League, the Ventry’s Pizzeria Orioles edged the Big Guy’s Pizzeria Twins, 5-3.
Vinny Pietrangeli and Ryan Price had three hits apiece for the Orioles, while Nick Ligammari had two hits for the Twins.