Niagara Gazette —
Nia.-Wheatfield did not want to let another brilliant pitching performance from Brendan Gilewski result in another loss, following his complete game 2-1 loss to North Tonawanda last week.
Gilewski threw a complete-game one-hitter, allowing no earned runs as the Falcons (2-2) beat Ken West, 3-2 in Niagara Frontier League play.
"He became (our ace) today," said head coach Jim Hagerty. "He had a nice outing against NT last week, we didn't score enough runs and lost. He's having a good statistical year."
Nick Matos' sacrafice fly in the seventh inning scored Andrew Connelly, who had three hits on the afternoon, for the game winning run. Mike Parisi had the other two RBIs on the afternoon — both coming off a triple.
Ken East 14, North Tonawanda 13
North Tonawanda (1-3 NFL) scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it wasn't enough as Ken East got its first league win of the season (1-3 NFL). Preston Smith went 2 for 3 for the Bulldogs and Matt Noakes went 3 for 5 for the Jacks.
Starpoint 13, Iroquois 3
Andrew Speaker and Chris Cribbs combined for seven hits and seven runs scored for the Spartans (6-3, 2-2 ECIC). Cribbs was also the winning pitcher, going five innings and recording five strikeouts. Andrew Rankie went 4 for 4 with three runs scored and four RBIs, and Brett Guay added in four RBIs of his own.
Lockport 14, Lew-Port 4
Junior Noah VanDenBosch tossed a complete-game victory for the Lions (3-1 NFL). VanDenBosch gave up four hits and surrendered three earned runs while fanning four. Lew-Port falls to 2-2 in league play.
• Casey Gruarin and Jeremy Mixon each had three hits for Nia.-Wheatfield (4-0), which beat Ken West, 11-6.
Ken East 8, North Tonawanda 4
Jess Hyland went 2 for 4 with a three-run triple to lead the Bulldogs (1-2 NFL). Courtney Creasey earned the victory, striking out six Lumberjack (0-4) hitters in 6 1/3 innings.
Niagara Falls 5, Grand Island 3
Toni Polk had three hits, including a solo home run, and Jasmine Petrishin pitched a complete game for the Wolverines (3-1 NFL), who took control with a three-run fourth inning. Alley Cutting struck out five in six innings for the Vikings (1-2).
Nia.-Wheatfield 6, Ken West 1
Megan Maranto went 3 for 3 with a two-RBI triple and Lexi Gibson and Laura Crooks each hit solo home runs for the Falcons (4-1, 3-1 NFL), ranked No. 10 in the state in Class AA, in the win over the Blue Devils (3-1 NFL), ranked No. 20. Marissa Hayes pitched five scoreless innings in relief for N-W, while Bridget Gormley had a single, a double and a run scored for KW.
Niagara Catholic 8, St. Mary's 7
Marissa Ruffolo and Hannah Reilly each went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Big Red (3-1, 1-0 MMA), who came back from a 5-0 deficit. TylerLynn Langer pitched a complete-game and knocked in the winning run for Niagara Catholic.
Lockport 15, Lew-Port 14
Freshman Leah VanDenBosch scored the biggest run of her career on Monday — the game winner for the Lions (4-4, 2-2 NFL), who completed a comeback after falling into a 9-0 hole.
Newfane 4, Wilson 1
Lindsay Bryer pitched a complete game, giving up four hits while striking out 10 for the Lakewomen (1-2 N-O). Bekah Blasius had Wilson's loan RBI, while Newfane (4-0) scored three runs in the top of the seventh.
Erie 8, Niagara Falls 3
Anthony Scibilla had 17 saves for the Wolverines (0-3). Jake Eschborn, Mark Grocio and Nico Cirrito were able to find the back of the net in the loss.
Nia.-Wheatfield 14, Grand Island 5
Christine Thomas and Emma Felter scored four goals each and Natalie Goeddertz added a hat trick for the Falcons (3-2).
Niagara Falls 11, St. Mary's 5
Jazzman Pfaffenberger led all scorers, putting four balls in the back of the net in the contest for the Wolverines (1-5). Jenn Juzwicki added Raisa Kahn scored two goals apiece.
North Tonawanda 5, Lockport 0
Andrew and John LeMar continued the Lumberjack's (4-0 NFL) undefeated season alive, earning victories 6-0, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1, respectively. Lockport drops to 2-2.
Grand Island 4, Niagara Falls 1
Eric Riederer and Wyatt Mock took second and third singles, respectively, for the Vikings (3-1 NFL). Spencer Ventresca scored the lone point for the Wolverines (0-4), winning a marathon match in first singles by a score of 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4.
Nia.-Wheatfield 3, Lew-Port 2
Austin Hayes won second singles in three sets and the team of Murray Taylor and Jacob Collins clinched first doubles in a tiebreaker for the Falcons (3-1 NFL). Yash Maheshwari took third singles for the Lancers (2-2).
Iroquois 3, Starpoint 2
Pairings of Derek Terranova and Tyler Mack, and Tony Zanatian and Julian Mott swept doubles play for the Spartans (0-4 ECIC II), who lost all three singles matches.
St. Joe's 4, Niagara Catholic 1
Will Whisker picked up a two-set win in first singles, winning the only point for the Patriots (2-1).
Akron 3, Wilson 2.5
Isaiah Barrett and Nate Johnson earned singles wins for the Lakemen, while Renee Leggett and Sam Redmond posted a win in third doubles.
TRACK & FIELD
Sweet Home Panther Invitational
The Starpoint Spartans had 12 top-5 finishers over the weekend, led by a first-place finishes by: the boys 4x800 relay team of A.J. Joslin, Ian Emerick, Matt Prohaska and Adam Yacos (8:41.3); Abbie Boyce and Emma Wray in a tie in the girls 100 hurdles (16.9); Yacos in the boys 400 (52.9); Sophia Tasselmyer in the girls 1,500 (5:15); and the freshmen girls 4x400 medley team of Isabella Dockery, Taylor Heckman, Alexis Kalota and Ana Saraf (5:04.2).
Second place finishers included: the girls 4x800 relay of Kara Wilcoz, Taylor Sqartz, Samantha Henry and Tasselmyer (11:18.3); the freshmen girls 4x100 relay of Dockery, Heckman, Kalota and Meagen Welsh (56.50); and the freshmen boys 4x100 relay of Lucas Stover, Cam Calandra, Austin Bowden and Dominic Aurigema (51.00).
Prohaska (3,200; 10:23.3) and Carl Daigler (1,500; 4:59.9) took third place finishes, while Boyce (1:21.4) and Heckman (1:22.9) took fourth and fifth, respectively, in the girls 400 hurdles.