Thunderbirds rally late, hold off Brocton, 5-4

RIPLEY – The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds (9-3, 7-2) battled back from a 3-1 deficit to edge the Brocton Bulldogs (8-6, 6-5), 5-4, Monday in CCAA West II high school baseball.

Brocton jumped out with three unearned runs in the top of the first, thanks to three errors, two walks, and two singles off winning pitcher Braydyn Wappat. However, Wappat and his defense settled down the rest of the way, allowing just one earned run.

Wappat pitched a complete-game victory, striking out eight, walking four and scattering eight hits. Brocton starter, Ryan Johnson pitched well in going the distance, striking out nine, walking one and allowing eight hits.

Ian Clute led the Thunderbirds with two hits, one for a double, and three RBIs. Devin Pope also had two hits and scored two runs while Kyle Mayer and Tyler Meredith both ripped doubles.

For the Bulldogs, Johnson had two hits including a double while Latham Dunn and Devin Walter each had two hits.

Brocton threatened to tie the game with a runner in scoring position in the seventh inning. However, Tyler Furlow made a diving catch in foul territory for the final out.


Pine Valley 15, West Valley 2

WEST VALLEY – The Pine Valley Panthers (9-2, 9-0) jumped all over the West Valley Wildcats and came away with a 15-2 victory in a CCAA East II baseball matchup on Monday.

The Panthers took a 5-0 lead after three innings and scored four runs in the fifth and seventh en route to the one-sided victory.

Winfred Nelson led the Panther attack with a 2-for-4 performance, including a double, two runs and three RBIs.

Alex Kelly was 3 for 4 in the win with two RBIs while Talon Snyder added a triple.

Kelly also picked up the win on the mound, allowing one hit while striking out four and walking one in three innings of action.

Austin Wierzba took the loss, going 4 1/3 innings, allowing 11 runs on 10 hits while striking out three and walking five.

“What’s nice is they brought in a couple of pitchers and we didn’t stop attacking them,” Pine Valley coach Chris Buczek said. “We were consistent today and it was really nice. Alex controlled the first three innings. It’s a real confidence boost to the team knowing they have a chance to win every time he goes to the mound.”

Pine Valley will host Cattaraugus-Little Valley on Wednesday.

North Collins 12, Catt. LV 2

NORTH COLLINS – David Lynch pitched a gem on the diamond and the North Collins offense got its bats going in a 12-2 victory over Cattaraugus-Little Valley (4-7, 3-6) on Monday in CCAA East II high school baseball.

Lynch threw a complete game, striking out nine and not issuing a walk while surrendering four hits.

With a 1-0 lead heading into the fourth inning, the Eagles plated four runs thanks two two errors and a passed ball.

In the fourth inning, Lynch helped his own cause with a two-run triple, to make the score 7-0.

The home added five more runs in the sixth highlighted by a solo homer from David Fera and a two-run triple by Harley Mehnart.

“I thought David pitched very well,” North Collins coach Paul Kellner said. “He didn’t walk anyone and we played very good defense behind him. I’m really pleased with how we are coming along defensively.”

Lynch finished with three hits and four RBIs while Kyle Loretto had two hits and scored three runs. Austin Winter also had two hits in the win.

North Collins (6-5, 5-3) travels to Franklinville today.


Maple Grove 13, Dunkirk 5

BEMUS POINT- Maple Grove (5-6, 8-9) toppled CCAA West I opponent Dunkirk (4-7, 5-10), 13-5, Monday in high school baseball action.

Collin Stack got the start on the mound for Maple Grove, but was forced to leave the game due to a sore arm after throwing four strikeouts and three walks in two innings of work.

Replacing Stack was Cory Wefing, who picked up the win and fanned five with one walk and one hit allowed the rest of the way.

Marquel Ruiz went the distance for Dunkirk and fanned two.

Leading the Red Dragons’ offense was a triple by Wefing while Matt Roach was 4 for 4 with two RBIs, Stack 2 for 4 with a two-run home run and three RBIs, Gram Nelson 3 for 4, Zach Hammond 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Nolan Knipe 2 for 4.

Southwestern 11, Silver Creek 2

SILVER CREEK – The Southwestern Trojans made the trip to Silver Creek on Monday and came away with an 11-2 victory over the Black Knights (3-10, 1-9) in a CCAA West I baseball matchup.

Niko Pannes earned the victory, striking out four and walking eight in 6 1/3 innings of work.

Noah Weinstein was 4 for 5 in the win with an RBI while Ben Burk added a 3-for-5 performance with an RBI.

Adam Klajbor took the loss with seven strikeouts and three walks.

Silver Creek will host Fredonia today.