Timely hits lead C-LV past Silver?Creek, 9-5
SILVER CREEK – The Cattaraugus-Little Valley Timberwolves (4-3, 6-3) got timely hits, and the Silver Creek Black Knights (1-6, 3-8) didn’t.
The result was a 9-5 victory for the Timberwolves in CCAA Division 2 high school baseball Thursday.
“We left quite a few runners on base,” Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch said. “There were a lot of scoring opportunities.”
Stephen Marcey led the Silver Creek offense with three hits while Zach Klisiewicz added two.
Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Ryan Hanft had three hits with a double while Justin Forster and Sam Agnew combined for five hits.
Silver Creek travels to Salamanca today.
Westfield 14, Pine Valley 2
SOUTH DAYTON – The Westfield Wolverines (6-1, 9-1) have one blemish on their record this season. That loss came at the hands of Pine Valley (4-3, 6-4), 5-0, earlier in the season.
With revenge on their minds, the Wolverines came out of the gates swinging Thursday and handed the Panthers a 14-2 thumping in CCAA Division 3 high school baseball.
“I think Westfield came out and made a statement,” Pine Valley coach Chris Buczek said. “They put the bat on the baseball. They forced us to make plays. They had timely hits. Every time we let one of their guys on base with errors, they hit the ball. If you hit the ball 16 times, you win.”
That’s exactly what Westfield did.
Brandon Johnston led the way for the Wolverines as he had two hits, reached base twice on errors and scored four runs. Travis Rammelt added two hits with a triple and an RBI while Nolan Hunt had three hits, scored two runs and drove in three more. Dan Tofil was 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Rob Burgess doubled and had two RBIs while Joe Quagliana doubled. Tanner Dahl also had two singles, an RBI and a run for the victors.
Pine Valley’s Spencer Sticek was the lone bright spot in defeat with a three-hit performance.
Burgess was the winning pitcher as he scattered eight hits, walked three and fanned five.
Chautauqua Lake 6
FORESTVILLE – The Forestville Hornets (2-3, 2-9) scored 13 runs in the fourth inning to take down the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds (1-5, 1-5), 15-6, Thursday in CCAA Division 3 high school baseball.
The Hornets sent 18 batters to the plate in the decisive frame. Jeff VanVlack, Adam Pleva and Anthony Clugston each had a two-run single while Jake Nosbisch and Mike Priest each had an RBI single in the frame. John Murphy also had a fielder’s choice RBI in the fourth inning. In all, Forestville had 10 of their 11 hits that inning.
“We were patient at the plate,” Forestville coach Jack Frost said. “We had four walks and a hit by pitch in the inning. We loaded the bases to draw the infield in and we would sneak a hit by them.”
Dylan Szumigala and VanVlack each had two hits in the game while Priest had three.
VanVlack was the winning pitcher as he fanned five and walked four in six innings of work.
The Thunderbirds were led by Tyler Furlow’s 2-for-4 effort.
Orchard Park 7, Gowanda 4
GOWANDA – The Gowanda Panthers dropped their record to 7-4 overall and are 4-3 in the division with a 7-4 loss to Orchard Park on Thursday in non-league high school baseball.
“Anytime you can get an opportunity to play against a large school, you want to jump on that,”?Gowanda coach?Tim?Smith said.
Gowanda (4-3, 7-4) trailed just 5-4 after six innings, but the Quakers scored two in the top of the seventh to extend the lead.
Shane DeLeo started the game for the Panthers and Chase Williams pitched the final five innings of relief. Walker Cygan had an RBI single to lead the offense for the Panthers (4-3, 7-4).
“Orchard Park is four times the size of ours and we hung with them,” Smith said. “The guys fought and it was a matter of a couple plays that didn’t go our way. We made a couple mistakes. You can’t afford to make mistakes against a team like that. I was happy with how we played.”
Now Gowanda gets ready to face Allegany-Limestone today in a CCAA Division 1 contest.