Burgess shuts down T’birds in 10-2 victory
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Wolverines (9-1, 12-1) held the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds to three hits in a 10-2 win Monday in CCAA Division 3 high school baseball action.
Rob Burgess earned the win on the mound after a six-inning outing in which he struck out 12 and allowed one walk.
Nolan Hunt went 3 for 4 with four RBI to lead the Wolverines at the plate while Joe Quagliana had a 2-for-3 afternoon with a double and three RBI to support the offensive attack. Travis Rammelt and Jon Coe added doubles.
Ian Klute scored the only earned run for Chautauqua Lake in the sixth inning as Avery Webb added a hit.
The Wolverines travel to Maple Grove while the Thunderbirds host Panama Wednesday.
Maple Grove 18,?Forestville 1
FORESTVILLE – The Maple Grove Red Dragons (8-1, 9-7) broke Monday’s game open with a seven-run fifth inning and downed the Forestville Hornets (3-7, 3-12), 18-1, in CCAA Division 3 high school baseball action.
None of the Maple Grove runs scored in the inning were earned.
“You can’t give a good team like that more than three outs in an inning and we gave them seven extra outs,” Forestville coach Jack Frost said regarding his team’s seven errors.
Matt Roach went the distance and earned the win for the Red Dragons as he struck out five, walked five and allowed six hits. Collin Stack went 3 for 4 with a triple while Will Lucas went 2 for 4 with a double to propel Maple Grove’s offensive effort. Graham Nelson added two hits.
Jake Nosbisch started for Forestville and went three and two-thirds innings as he struck out five and walked two. John Murphy finished the game for the Hornets and walked two. The Hornets had no multi-hit games or extra-base hits.
Forestville plays Chautauqua Lake today.
West Valley 3
WEST VALLEY – After a rocky start, Brocton’s Wade Austin settled in and pitched the Bulldogs (8-2, 8-5) to a 12-3 victory over West Valley on Monday in CCAA Division 4 high school baseball.
Wade walked five batters in the first two innings to help the Wildcats tie the score, 3-all.
However, from that point, Wade was lights out.
“I just think he was not trying to place the ball,” Brocton coach Terry Presto said. “He just started throwing the ball. He went from a thrower to a pitcher. It’s probably the hardest he has been throwing in a while.”
The Bulldogs offense provided Wade with plenty of offense led by Scot Laurie’s three hits. Jordan Patterson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Derek Walter went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in the win.
Brocton travels to Clymer today for a battle for first place.
Clymer 13,?Ripley 2
RIPLEY – The Ripley Eagles (7-5) committed 10 errors en route to a 13-2 loss at the hands of the Clymer Pirates in CCAA Division 4 high school baseball action Monday.
Clymer scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning with two outs after a fielding error on what Ripley coach Ken Rowe called a “simple play” allowed a Pirate to reach base.
Tom Heiser hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth to lead Clymer’s offensive effort. Austin Kramer went the distance on the mound for the Pirates as he struck out nine and allowed six hits.
Trevor Enterline went the distance in a losing effort for Ripley and allowed eight hits, struck out nine and walked seven. Enterline added a single for the Eagles.
“We had two starters missing and that kind of took the wind out of our sails before we went on the field,” Rowe said. “As far as Division 4 goes, Clymer is the best team from top to bottom. The last time, we lost in the seventh to them and I really think we can compete.”
Ripley plays Brocton Wednesday.
Silver Creek 4
SILVER CREEK – The Frewsburg Bears (8-2, 10-6) scored 20 unanswered runs after the Silver Creek Black Knights (1-10, 3-12) held a 4-3 lead in the third inning in a 23-4 win Monday in CCAA Division 2 high school baseball action.
The 20 runs came via 14 hits and 10 errors. Silver Creek failed to record a player with multiple hits.
The Black Knights play Randolph Wednesday while Frewsburg plays Cattaraugus-Little Valley today.