Niagara Gazette

July 11, 2013

Area Sports Roundup - July 11, 2013

Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — “Baby” Jay Miller had five hits while Victor Collins and Nate Powell hit four times, as the Park Avenue Imprint Twins defeated the Ventry’s Concrete Orioles, 20-10, to advance to the championship game in Hyde Park Babe Ruth T-Ball. 

Nick Ligammari also had five hits as well as five RBIs, while Evan Vincent drove home two runs on four hits. For the Orioles, Jenna Schultz had Ryan Brady both had two hits and two RBIs, and both scored a run.

• In the Cayuga majors playoffs, the Mackenzie Automotive Tigers defeated the Norampac Industries Mariners, 8-5. Drew Merino was the winning pitcher for the Tigers and went 2 for 2 at the plate, scoring two RBIs and stealing six bases. Mason Hilliard had two RBIs and scored two runs, while Riley Mackenzie went 2 for 3 and scored two runs. For the Mariners, Brian Hutchinson went 2 for 2 and had an RBI, and Austin Rhoat had two RBIs with one hit.

• In other playoff action, the HW Bryck & Sons River Bandits defeated the Coppins Service Center Timber Rattlers, 12-8, in the Lewiston minors division. Vincent Carlo had a three-run double, while Matthew Toohey added  two hits and Jude Violante scored two runs for the River Bandits.

• In Whirlpool Park Little League minors game action, the Sottile’s Phillies had two big rallies to defeat the Main St. BPA Blue Jays. Tre Augustino, Mateo Orfano and Lauren Doescher combined to score six runs, while Zach Croyle struck out five batters in two innings of pitching. Brett McClure hit a double and a home run. For the Blue Jays, Jayson Hunter had two hits, while defensively Malachi Williams tossed a strong throw from center field that led to a Phillies baserunner being tagged out at third.

• In the Town of Niagara boys majors, Dean Brown had a double, triple and RBI and Zach Stanley brought three runs home with his three hits, one of which was the game-winner, as the Subway Indians edged the Halleen’s Automotive Athletics, 7-6. The Indians’ Alex Mitchell drove a run home with his double. For the Athletics, Randy Strong hit a double and had two RBIs while Vincent Musolino had one RBI and two hits.

• The Carpet Mill Outlet Rays prevailed over the Cayuga Padres, 6-5, in Greater Niagara boys’ seniors play. Alex Ackley had an RBI and two hits. Domenic Senese tripled, while Billy Jasper drove a run home with his hit. For the Padres, Lyric McDonell had three hits while Paul Roach had two.

• In interleague seniors action, Mike Gibas didn’t allow a hit while striking out 13 batters in his five innings of pitching work, while the Whirlpool Rangers’ bats came alive in a 27-1 win over the Midtown Indians. Brandon Benjamin drove home six runs with three hits that included a triple and double. Devonta Brathwaite doubled twice and drove home four runs. Gibas, Peter Fiorica, Cole Gaffney and Taylor Huntsman all had two hits.

• Huntsman had an RBI and scored three runs to lead the Whirlpool Rangers to another win in previous senior action, a 5-3 decision over the Whirlpool Phillies. Gaffney had the game winning RBI, while Jake McKean, Rob Stevens, Scott Border and Chris Clark all had hits. For the Phillies, Morgan Hedeman and Brian Basile both had an RBI while Tom DeFano had a double.


Melissa Elnicki and Allison Czaja had six points apiece, as they and Niagara-Wheatfield edged Lockport, 24-23, in the second week of play at the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club / Niagara PAL Girls Summer Classic. Gretty Dry had 11 points for Lockport in the loss.

Grand Island defeated Niagara Catholic, 31-26, with Kali Hausrath leading GI with 10 points. Meaghan O’Leary added eight for the winners. Melissa Whisker and Marina Campbell led Niagara Catholic with six points each.

Shameka Minor had 14 points, leading Buffalo Tapestry to a 58-21 win over Niagara Falls. Crystal Smith was NF’s leading scorer with five points.

Mt. St. Mary Academy defeated North Tonawanda, 51-19, led by Sam Barry’s 15-point effort. Julie Fleming added 11 points for the winners, while Kayla Barone led NT with five points.


The Niagara PAL United U12 boys squad defeated Amherst Galaxy, 5-0, in Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League action. Zach Suess earned the shutout as Niagara’s goalkeeper. Alan Garcia scored twice for Niagara PAL, while Zachary Meranto scored a goal and had three assists. Eric Martineau and Joe Colson also scored goals.


• Timothy Vaughan, age 21, scored his first-ever hole-in-one on just his third-ever outing, scoring the ace on the 150-yard second hole at Willowbrook Golf Course. The Youngstown resident used an 8-iron to accomplish the feat.

• Nancy Riccio, June Helfrich and Gail Walker were the low net leaders in Classes A, B and C, respectively, in this week’s Wednesday Ladies division at Niagara Frontier Country Club, shootings scores of 74, 73 and 78. In the Tuesday Evening Women’s League, Amy Birmingham was the low net winner in Class A, scoring a 32, while Gail Walker led Class C with 39. There was no B winner. In low putts, Paula Roscetti led Class A with 14, Jne Helfrich scored the same to lead Class B, and Margaret Mann scored 13 to lead Class C.

• In the latest Hyde Park White Nine Friday Ladies’ Golf League, Sue Kosikowski scored a 33 in stroke play to lead Flight A, while Karyn Morrison led Flight B with a score of 34 and Karen Green took honors in Flight C with her score of 38. The weekly tournament winners were Angie Wiler (Flight A, score of 25), Carla Smyth (Flight B, 30) and Henrietta Ingham (Flight C, 33). Kosiowski also led Flight A in low putts with her score of 13, while Morrison led Flight B with 16. Green tied with Sharon Schotz for the lead in Flight C, with both ladies scoring 17.


Big Fat Block defeated 3 Amigos in the three-man division of the Niagara Youth Ministry’s Co-Ed Volleyball League, 5-11, 11-0, 9-11, 11-9. Matt Thompson had five spikes for Big Fat Block, while Nick Vitello had three for 3 Amigos.

In other three-man play, Team Mexico downed Casal’s Boxing Club, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9. Ryan Edwards had five spikes for the winners, while Marc Sturdivent had two blocks and three spikes for Casal’s.

Nick Accardo had three spikes and Larry Geracitano served three aces, as Gonzalez Boxing Club defeated Magic Spike, 11-6, 11-5, 11-9, 8-11. Ben Neubauer had three spikes for Magic Spike.

In the six-man division, Sloppy Sets defeated Wolverines (score was not reported). Raquel Gonzalez had 20 serves including three aces, while Charles Lamar, Jr. had five blocks and eight spikes for the Wolverines.

Wolverines II bettered Better Team, 11-10, 11-10, 11-5, 9-11, 11-11. James Colquitt had five spikes for the winners while Brooke Woode had three spikes and two blocks. Kirsten Johnson had two blocks and two spikes for the Wolverines. For Better Team, Derick Hornung had three spikes.

Accardo prevailed over Look’n, 11-5, 11-5, 6-11, 11-3, 11-11. Nick Accardo had 15 serves including three aces and also added five spikes. For Look’n, Emily Byrd had three aces while Noelle Gonzalez added two.

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