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CL drops divisional opener at Fredonia

April 21, 2016
By M.J. Stafford - , Westfield Republican

FREDONIA (April 15)- Fredonia used solid pitching and timely hitting to blast Chautauqua Lake, 15-1, Friday at Fredonia High School in the CCAA West 1 opener for both teams.

"We were playing against a power-house team that's done very well in this area for a long, long time," Thunderbirds' coach Adam Erickson said. "We're a growing team, and it's a measuring stick. Unfortunately, we didn't measure up that well (Friday)."

The Hillbillies scored four runs in the second inning and never looked back, as pitchers Lucas Voss, Reid Tarnowski and Jarod Burmaster gave up just three hits and a single final-inning score to the Thunderbirds. Voss gave up only one hit, a one-out second-inning single by Kyler Majka, in four innings of work. He struck out seven. Tarnowski gave up a single to Kyle Smith in two innings, striking out three batters. Burmaster struck out three in his inning, though one of those strikeouts got away from the catcher and led to the Thunderbirds' run.

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Fredonia’s Vince Gullo slides safely into third base as Chautauqua Lake’s Devin Pope, left, bobbles the ball during Friday’s CCAA West 1 high school baseball game.

"Success always starts with pitching," Fredonia head coach Vince Gullo said. "Lucas did a nice job. It was his first outing of the year and he looked really impressive. He threw strikes. Coach (Charlie) LaDuca did a nice job working him in and getting him ready for the season.

"Then Reid, our sophomore, comes in and he's lights-out ... That's what we need from him," Gullo added.

Fredonia's No. 2 and No. 3 hitters, Voss and Michael Pucci, each had strong games. Voss went 3 for 4, including a fifth-inning double, and had three RBIs. Pucci had a double and triple in also going 3 for 4 and knocking in two runs.

Tyler Meredith took the loss on the mound for Chautauqua Lake, giving up eight hits and seven walks.

The Hillbillies got to Meredith in the second, loading the bases with no one out on a single, a walk and an error. Damian Johnson had an RBI groundout, then Ryan Mroczka scored on a wild pitch that sent Burmaster to first base with a walk. The throw back to the plate got away from everyone, allowing Seth Schrader to run home for a 3-0 Fredonia lead while Burmaster went to second. After going to third on a passed ball, Burmaster made it 4-0 on a Voss infield single.

Though Fredonia's offense poured it on with five runs in the fourth inning and six in the fifth, those four second-inning runs were all they really needed, as the Thunderbirds' hitters didn't get much going all day.

With the game out of reach in the top of the seventh, Chautauqua Lake finally had a big hit, with Devin Pope blasting a double to left-center field. Burmaster then struck out Meredith and Majka, but the Majka strikeout got a away from the catcher and the throw to first was muffed, allowing Pope to come home.

"When we do our thing right and do the small things, we're very competitive," Erickson said. "Our first inning was 0-0 - everything looked great. They get a few runs and the kids kind of get shell-shocked. We've got to start to tell them, 'Everything's OK, believe in each other.' And they'll get it - it's still very early (in the season)."

Krystofiak, Chelton toss no-hitter for Brocton

PANAMA (April 14)- Brocton's Steven Krystofiak and Alec Chelton combined for a no-hitter in leading the Bulldogs to a 20-0 victory over Panama in five-inning CCAA West 2 high school baseball.

Krystofiak threw the first three innings, striking out six and walking two. Chelton pitched the final two innings and had four strikeouts and a walk.

Offensively, the Bulldogs pounded out 13 hits.

Ryan Johnson was 3 for 4 with four runs, two doubles and two RBIs. Chelton went 2 for 4 with a double, two runs three RBIs and three stolen bases. Charlie Rexford had two hits, four runs, three stolen bases and three RBIs while Peter Dolce had a hit and two RBIs for the winners. Ethan Nalepa had a hit and a run scored for the Bulldogs.

Five-run sixth inning propels Westfield to win

PANAMA (April 18) - The Westfield Wolverines used a five-run sixth inning to pull away from the Panama Panthers (1-6, 1-4), 12-4, in CCAA West 2 high school baseball.

Holding just a slim 5-4 lead, the Wolverines had six of their 18 hits in the big sixth inning. Joey Quagliana's three-run triple was the dagger in the frame.

Jon Wilson was the winning pitcher as he worked the final four innings with seven strikeouts, five hits and an earned run. His true presence was felt at the plate as he had two homers - one in the fourth inning and another in the seventh.

Eric Fermier went 3 for 5 with a triple while Max Bates was 2 for 4. Quagliana was a perfect 4 for 4 with two doubles. Taylor Erwin was 2 for 4 with a double and triple.

The Panthers were led by Tanner Newman's two singles while Nolan Eggleston had two hits with a double and two RBIs.

Clymer routed by Westfield Wolverines

CLYMER (April 15) - Westfield's offense erupted and Jonathan Wilson and Joe Quagliana combined to throw a shutout as the Wolverines prevailed over Clymer, 17-0.

At the plate for Westfield (2-1, 2-0), Eric Fermier smashed a home run and drove in two runs, Max Bates was 3-for-5 and Trevor North picked up two hits.

Wilson struck out 10 in five innings of work on the mound, while Quagliana struck out six over the final two frames.

For Clymer (1-1, 1-1), Dylan Neckers, Jordan Wade, Gerrit Hinsdale and Lucas Willink all picked up hits in defeat.

CV's rally falls short against Westfield

(April 14) - Trailing 13-0, the Cassadaga Valley Cougars attempted a comeback in the sixth inning, but the rally was too little, too late, as the Westfield Wolverines prevailed, 15-7, in CCAA West 2 high school basketball action.

The Cougars scored all seven runs in the sixth inning.

Greg Schroeder was the winning pitcher as he went five strong innings with nine strikeouts and three walks.

"He had his curveball breaking real nice," Westfield coach Doug Kaltenbach said. "He is pitching good."

At the plate, he was even more impressive, going 5 for 5 with a double and triple.

The Wolverines pounded out 21 hits.

Jonathan Wilson was 3 for 5 with two deep homers to drive in six runs. Eric Fermier went 2 for 3 and Simon Williams had two hits with a double for the victors.

Cassadaga Valley's Jacob Peterson went 2 for 4.

Southwestern defeats

Westfield, 9-2

(April 16) -Down 2-0, Southwestern scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning and never looked back, as the Trojans cruised to a 9-2 win over Westfield, on Saturday, during non-league baseball action at Westfield Academy and Central School.

"I'm disappointed in the fact that four of the runs in the fourth were unearned," Westfield head coach Doug Kaltenbach said. "The defense had been playing well, we just picked a bad time (Saturday) to have a let down. We've got to turn it around."

Wyatt Perry went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs in the win for the Trojans, who added a run each in the sixth and seventh innings for the 9-2 final.

Max Bates suffered the loss on the hill for Westfield, allowing four runs - two earned - on four hits while striking out six and walking one.

"Max pitched great for us," Kaltenbach said of his junior hurler. "It's the first time he's pitched for us and he pitched really well."

The Wolverines' runs came in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Brock Schuster and a run-scoring double off the bat of Taylor Irwin, who finished 2 for 3 on the afternoon.

Clymer edges Sherman in pitchers' duel

CLYMER (April 14) - Adam Honey of Clymer and Chris Robson of Sherman engaged in a pitching duel Thursday afternoon in Division 2 West baseball action.

Honey outpitched Robson in throwing a one-hitter as Clymer came away with a 2-0 season-opening decision over Sherman.

The lone hit off Honey came when leadoff hitter Kyle Carpenter blooped a single to left field that fell between the left fielder and the shortstop. Honey finished with three strikeouts and a walk.

The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when Sam Wiggers reached on a three-base error and scored on Dylan Neckers' single.

Another run crossed in the fifth when Honey singled in Jordan Wade.

Robson, in taking the tough-luck loss, allowed only four hits with 11 strikeouts and two walks.

Gowanda run in 7th

sends Bulldogs to defeat

GOWANDA (April 15) - The Gowanda Panthers scored in the bottom of the seventh Friday to win, 3-2, over the Brocton Bulldogs in a non-league baseball contest.

The Panthers' first batter in the seventh, Matt Christopher, walked. He then stole second. Carter Benton put down a sacrifice bunt, but Bulldogs pitcher Ryan Johnson threw wildly to first base, allowing Christopher to score.

Despite that, Gowanda coach Tim Smith said Johnson pitched a spectacular game.

"He really had our number," Smith said. "He struck out 12 of our batters. We really didn't hit well at all. Hats off to him for keeping our bats quiet all game. It was tough for him to lose by throwing the ball away, but that's baseball."

Joe Kruszka and Matt Kruszka both scored first-inning runs for Gowanda. Joe Kruszka had a double and Matt Kruszka had two singles. Joe Kruszka got the win on the mound after pitching the top of the seventh inning. Brian Gernatt and Shane DeLeo shared the rest of the Panthers' pitching duties.

Brocton's Alec Chelton scored both of the Bulldogs' runs, in the second and fourth innings. He contributed a double at the plate.

Krystofiak strikes out 19 in Brocton victory

NORTH COLLINS (April 16) - Steven Krystofiak struck out 19 North Collins batters to lead the Brocton Bulldogs to a 4-2 victory Saturday in a non-league baseball game.

Krystofiak pitched a complete game, giving up just one earned run, two hits and three walks.

"He threw a gem," Brocton coach Rob Fetterick said. "It was a very small-ball game. He truly dominated the game. He was by far the shining star."

Alec Chelton had a triple and scored two runs for Brocton. Jake Jasinski and Josh Schmit scored the Eagles' runs.

Dylon Mercado pitched the first four innings for North Collins, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out three. Chris Weber and Trevor Mercado also pitched for the Eagles.

CL drops non-leaguer

to Frewsburg, 4-1

FREWSBURG (April 16) - The Frewsburg Bears knocked off Chautauqua Lake, 4-1, in a non-league contest.

Matt Hair, Mark Mammoser, Michael Mammoser and Proctor all had two hits for Frewsburg. Hair and Jake Peterson combined on a two-hitter.

Kyler Majka took the loss for Chautauqua Lake. Devin Pope and Nick Schroeck both had a hit for the Thunderbirds.

Panama tops Sherman

PANAMA (April 15) - The opportunistic Panama baseball team didn't manage a hit, but took advantage of seven Sherman errors and 10 stolen bases to record a 10-9 Division 2 West victory that snapped a two-year losing streak.

Josh Eddy and Tristen Frye each swiped three bases for the winners (1-4, 1-2), who scored seven runs in the fourth inning and then held on for the victory in support of winning pitcher Ryan Joslyn.

Kolby Parks and Dylan Mitchell each had two hits, and Jarrett Bates added a double for the Wildcats. Tanner Ramsey, Mitchell and Chris Robson combined on the no-hitter.



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