Big third inning lifts Brocton past Sherman

BROCTON – The Brocton Bulldogs (7-2, 7-5) scored eight runs in the third inning to take an 8-3 lead and never looked back on their way to a 17-5 victory over Sherman on Monday in CCAA Division 4 high school baseball.

Wade Austin got things rolling with a two-run double and Dan Ferguson added an RBI double. Nash Delcamp worked a bases-loaded walk and Macalum Buchanan reached base on an error which also scored a run in the third inning.

Austin was the winning pitcher as he went five innings with five hits, seven strikeouts and three walks. Anthony Miller came in relief and struck out three and did not allow a walk.

Scot Laurie paced the Brocton offense with two hits and as many RBIs while Tayler Appel had two hits. Jordan Patterson had two hits and two RBIs while Ferguson had three hits and as many RBIs. Austin helped his own cause at the plate with three hits and two RBIs. Buchanan drove in three runs while Matt Siracusa came off the bench and had an RBI double for the winners.

Brocton hosts Ripley on Wednesday.

North Collins 6, Ellicottville 3

ELLICOTTVILLE – The North Collins Eagles (6-2, 7-5) withstood a 13-strikeout outing from Ellicottville (0-8) Eagle starter Tom Easton en route to a 6-3 win Monday in CCAA Division 4 high school baseball action.

“We were very fortunate,” North Collins coach Paul Kellner said. “Easton pitched a nice game for Ellicottville. With 13 strikeouts, we didn’t put much pressure on him. We were hoping for a big inning and we got it in the sixth.”

With the home team up 3-1, David Fera and Kyle Loretto began the top of the sixth inning with singles and advanced on an Easton wild pitch. North Collins pitcher Austin Winter helped his own cause and scored Fera on a fielder’s choice while Loretto was knocked home on a Jacob Jasinski RBI single. Jordan Keough knocked home Winter on a run-scoring single of his own while Jasinski and Keough scored after Ellicottville coach Phalla Musall committed two fielding errors.

Winter struck out three in a complete-game, winning effort on the mound for North Collins.

Easton knocked the only extra-base hit in the contest for either side when he hit a two-run home run to give the home team an early 2-0 lead.

North Collins plays Ripley today.

ECIC Division 3

Lake Shore 10, Pioneer 7

ANGOLA – The Lake Shore Eagles (9-1) came back from deficits of 6-1 and 7-2 to defeat the Pioneer Panthers (2-7), 10-7, Monday in ECIC Division 3 high school baseball action.

After Christ Conley opened the game’s scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the first for Lake Shore, Pioneer roared back with a six-run second and ran starter Ryan Joslyn from the game. Each team added a run before the Eagles scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and three more in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the score at 7-all heading into the sixth.

Dane Cala led off the bottom of the inning with a single off Pioneer reliever Brad Arnold and stole second base. Conley singled to score Cala and give Lake Shore its second advantage of the contest. Tyler Mascio immediately added insurance with a two-run home run for a 10-7 Lake Shore lead.

“The kids just kept battling back,” Lake Shore coach Bob Kowal said. “That’s the fourth time this year these kids have come back from a sizable deficit to take the lead or even it up.”

Tyler Freeman earned the win on the mound after relieving Jim Barry in the fourth inning as he allowed two hits, walked two batters and struck out a pair.

“The key was Freeman coming in and shutting the door down,” Kowal said.

Conley went 2 for 2 with a home run, the go-ahead RBI single, a walk and a sacrifice fly to lead the Eagle bats. Cala and Bill Pinter added two hits each.

Walker Green started for Pioneer in a four-inning outing in which he struck out one, walked three and allowed four runs on four hits.

Lake Shore travels to Depew today.