Niagara Gazette


July 5, 2013

Area Sports: Youth baseball and soccer

Niagara Gazette — The Cayuga Big League 18U baseball team won two of three games within the week, sweeping the Tonawanda Angels in both games of a home-and-home series. In the opener, Cayuga won by a score of 8-6. Anthony Forcucci went 3 for 3, scoring two runs. Steven Conklin and Dan Ball both went 2 for 3, with Conklin scoring two runs. Cory Massaro hit a triple, while Anthony Hall was the winning pitcher.

In the second game, Hall’s two-run triple led Cayuga to a 4-3 win at home. Conklin scored two runs while Bryan Churpita singled and scored the winning run. Conklin was also the winning pitcher.

Cayuga’s loss came at the hands of Grand Island, who scored two eighth inning runs and held on to win, 9-8. Cayuga’s Chris Lorenz drove three runs home with a double, sending the game to extra innings. Pat Custode doubled, while Anthony Forcucci went 2 for 3 with two runs scored. On the mound, Conklin and Nick Forcucci combined for eight strikeouts for Cayuga, while Grand Island’s Matt Lenz struck out six.

• Jude Lowry’s four hits, two RBIs and two runs led the J.A. Brundage Drain Doctor Pirates in their victory over the Main Street B.P.A. Blue Jays in Whirlpool Little League minor division action.

Matthew Ceccato and Tommy Tower combined for four hits and seven RBIs. Ciaran Destino and Ryan Chenaille both hit twice while Lyndi Lowry scored three runs for the Pirates. For the Blue Jays, Emilia Charsley had a single and a double while Cameron Gardner also doubled.

• In Hyde Park Babe Ruth majors action, the Bucky’s Barber Shop Yankees defeated the Anderson Electric Cardinals, 5-4. Quran Dubois struck out 11 batters and was the Yankees’ winning pitcher. Cardinals pitcher Zachary Kennedy was equally tough to hit, striking out 11 Yankees. Anthony Sullivan tripled for the Yankees while Trevor Matthews homered for the Cardinals.

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