Cougars score early in 9-0 win over Brocton
BROCTON – The Cassadaga Valley Cougars scored all their runs in the first four innings and received a stellar pitching effort from Matt Hollowell in a 9-0 victory over Brocton on Thursday in CCAA West II high school baseball action.
Hollowell pitched a complete-game six hitter as he fanned two and walked two.
“We put the ball in play, but we hit it right to them every time,” Brocton coach Terry Presto said. “They used timely hitting and took advantage of most of the walks they got.”
The Bulldog pitchers issued a combined 10 walks.
The Cougars scored three runs in the first inning, highlighted by an RBI single from Hollowell.
In the third inning, Chris Ellis had an RBI fielder’s choice and Jordan Crabtree added an RBI single to give the visitors an 8-0 lead.
Crabtree finished with two hits and two RBI while Jaquan Watts had two hits of his own.
Nash Delcamp was Brocton’s lone bright spot on offense with two of his team’s six hits.
Westfield 8, CLCS 6
RIPLEY – The opportunistic Westfield Wolverines kept their perfect season intact with an 8-6 victory over Chautauqua Lake on Thursday in CCAA West II high school baseball.
The Thunderbirds gave up five unearned runs in the first three innings due in part to three errors and eight walks. Chautauqua Lake’s Kyle Mayer got the home team back on track as he pitched the final four innings, walking four and striking out as many.
Robbie Burgess was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts and just two walks in six innings of work. Brandon Johnston pitched the seventh inning and gave up two runs with three walks and two strikeouts.
Burgess led the Wolverines’ offense with two doubles while Tanner Dahl added two hits.
For Chautauqua Lake, Mayer had two hits, Tyler Furlow collected two hits, including a double, and Braydyn Wappat ripped a double.
The Thunderbirds return to action April 16 against West Valley in a non-league contest.
CCAA West I
Frewsburg 5, Silver Creek 0
SILVER CREEK – Frewsburg’s Koby Carder tossed a complete-game two-hitter Thursday as the Bears (2-0, 2-0) dropped Silver Creek (0-1, 0-1), 5-0, in CCAA West I baseball action.
Carder struck out 14 and walked two while adding a pair of hits, including a double, at the plate.
Frewsburg scored a pair of runs on a Bryce Raymond double in the first inning and two more on Carder’s double in the second and a Tage Johnson sacrifice fly. The Bears final run came in the top of the sixth after Johnson doubled, moved to third on a single and scored on a wild pitch.
Nick Iskra suffered the loss on the mound after allowing four runs on four hits while striking out two and walking six over the game’s first four innings. Iskra’s double in the bottom of the fourth inning and Jake Nosbisch’s single in the sixth accounted for the Black Knights’ hits on the day.