RIPLEY - Forestville had a big inning to lead the Hornets to a 10-5 win over Ripley (0-2) in non-league baseball Monday.
In the fourth inning, the Hornets scored six runs on seven hits and no walks to take command.
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Forestville’s Jake Nosbisch connects for a two-run single during Monday’s?non-league baseball game against Ripley.
''Their bats came around at the right time in that inning,'' said Ripley coach Ken Rowe.
Joe Caccamise and winning pitcher Jacob Nosbisch each had two singles for the Hornets while Dakota Griewisch had a double for the winners.
For Ripley, Cody Bird had a single and a double and losing pitcher Trevor Enterline had a double.
The teams plays again Thursday at Forestville at 4:30 p.m.
Gowanda 7, Cattaraugus-Little Valley 2
GOWANDA - The Gowanda Panthers used a six-run fifth inning to defeat Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 7-2, Monday in non-league high school baseball.
Trailing 2-1 heading into the sixth, Gowanda's Ryan Boutelle, Jared Frary and Walker Cygan each had RBI doubles to help the home team take the lead for good. Nathan Draegert, Nick Jackson and Joe Kruszka each had an RBI single in the sixth inning.
"I think their pitcher was doing really well," Gowanda coach Tim Smith said. "I think he started to run out of gas. We were patient, and that's something with a lot of high school kids, you can preach it, but they want to hit the ball. Sometimes if you have patience, big things can happen. The fact he ran out of gas and we were patient were all put together. It was a total team effort in that inning."
Draegert was the winning pitcher as he went the distance with eight strikeouts and four walks. Both runs he gave up were earned.
"Our biggest question mark coming into the season was who is going to pitch," Smith noted. "In the first month of spring training, (Draegert) has been the most consistent. I had to give him the ball and see what he could do and he did what we needed."
Boutelle and Cygan each finished with three hits for the winners.
The Panthers return to action today when they travel to North Collins.