Niagara Gazette

May 16, 2013

Starpoint, Niagara Falls baseball winners

Niagara Gazette

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Andrew Murchison and Sean Brown combined to pitch a three-hitter and the Starpoint baseball team defeated Nichols, 6-0, in a non-league game Wednesday. 

Murchison threw the first four innings for the Spartans (14-4). He gave up just two hits and walked one batter before the team turned to Brown, a sophomore, to start the fifth. He had a four-pitch fifth inning and struck out three of the next six batters, giving up just one hit.

"Not bad for a tenth-grader," head coach Tim Racey said.

At the plate, Austin Owens went 1 for 3 with a double, which came in the second inning and drove in three runs. Brett Guay and Zach Monell each had two hits, a run and a RBI in support.

Because it was a non-league contest, the Spartans used wooden bats. Racey said it made for an honest game.

"Every hit we got was earned," he said. "We had to play small ball and steal some bases. But the big thing was the bottom of my order came through."

Niagara Falls 13, Lew-Port 6

Joe D'Angelo had two hits and four RBIs and Mike Colosi had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Wolverines (10-4 NFL). Ricky Rinallo and Justin Beyer had two hits each in support. The Lancers fell to 4-10 in league action.

North Tonawanda 12, Ken West 4

Josh Brosious led the game off with a solo home run and the Lumberjacks (3-11 NFL) never looked back. Matt Noakes went 3 for 4 with a home run, a triple and six RBIs and Taylor Mellott went 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs. The Blue Devils fell to 6-7 in the league.

Nia.-Wheatfield 16, Grand Island 6

Matt Anderson went 3 for 4 with five RBIs for the Falcons (8-6 NFL). John Liberti added a pair of doubles in support. The Vikings fell to 10-4.

Medina 8, Wilson 7

Mike Thompson had two hits, including a triple, and three RBIs for the Lakemen. Tayler Thilk added two hits in relief. Jarret Johnston pitched four innings and had two strikeouts. He also scored two runs offensively. Chris Reid had one hit, two runs and two steals.

Lockport 6, Ken East 4

Brad Wroblewski fanned eight batters through five innings on the hill for the Lions (12-2 NFL). Charlie Sobieraski earned the save. Alex Weaver had a three-run double in the sixth inning to break a tie. The Bulldogs fell to 2-11.


Wilson 9, Medina 8

Allie Bubar doubled home two runs as part of a five-run seventh inning for the Lakewomen (4-10 N-O) in the come-from-behind effort.

Niagara Catholic 3, CCA 2

Marissa Ruffolo picked up the win on the mound and fanned six batters for the Patriots (10-4, 5-4 MMA). Frankie Costanzo, Jessica Chandler and Danielle DeVole each had an RBI.

Ken West 13, Ken East 0

Shelby Donhauser had a 13-strikeout no-hitter for the Blue Devils (9-4 NFL). Donhauser also had two hits and four RBIs at the plate. The Bulldogs fell to 4-9 in the league.


Lew-Port 5, Ken East 0

Joe Laurendi, Yash Maheshwari and Ben Stayner all picked up singles victories for the Lancers (8-6 NFL). The Bulldogs fell to 1-13 in the league.

Lockport 3, Ken West 2

Brett Bynes and Evan Vick earned their first victory of the season in a decisive doubles match for the Lions (6-8 NFL). The team of Luke Sciandra and Nick Guay also had a doubles win and J.J. Napoli had a win in third singles. Nick Atallah and Niko Mancuso picked up singles victories for the Blue Devils (4-10). 


Buffalo Seminary 4, Niagara Catholic 1

The doubles team of Melissa Whisker and Jazmine McCray had the only win for the Patriots (6-5). Buffalo Seminary improved to 11-1.


Niagara Falls 7, Kenmore 6

Jake Eschborn had three goals to lead the Wolverines, who advance to play Depew in the semifinals of Independent Lacrosse Conference playoffs tonight. Ryan Kidd, Derek Linde, Cody Bielec and Nico Cirrito rounded out the team's scoring. Anthony Scivilia made 25 saves in goal and added two assists.