Johnson dominant as Brocton rolls past West Valley

BROCTON – Ryan Johnson allowed one hit over five innings of work Saturday, striking out 11 and walking none as Brocton (1-2, 0-2) picked up its first win of the young baseball season, an 11-0 triumph over non-league opponent West Valley (1-3).

“Ryan threw well again,” Brocton coach Terry Presto said. “He struck out the side in the second and third innings. He had 11 strikeouts and he only faced 16 batters.”

The Bulldogs’ offense helped Johnson out, scoring two runs in their half of the first, one in the third and one in the fifth, before putting the game out of reach with a four-run sixth. Macalum Buchanan tossed the final two innings for Brocton, allowing a run on three hits while striking out three and walking one.

“Macalum came in and pitched pretty well,” Presto said. “He struck out three and walked one, so that’s an improvement over the last time. And, of course, our hitting was much better.”

The Bulldogs finished with 11 hits on the afternoon, including a 3-for-3 performance, with two doubles, from Steve Krystofiak, who also added three RBI.

Johnson helped his own cause with two hits and two RBI while Connor Dolce chipped in a pair of hits and two RBI of his own. Nash Delcamp added an RBI on a safety squeeze bunt in the bottom of the third.

West Valley’s Austin Wierzba suffered the loss on the hill, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out two and walking as many over the game’s first four innings.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Monday at 1 p.m., when they travel to take on Silver Creek in a non-league game.