WESTFIELD - Tyler Wright continued Westfield's streak of stellar pitching with a one-hit shutout of Ellicottville as the Wolverines emerged with a 13-0 victory, Friday, in CCAA Division 3 high school baseball.
After teammate Austin Alonge threw a no-hitter against Maple Grove on Wednesday, Wright nearly duplicated the feat, allowing just a clean single in the fifth inning. He struck out 13 and walked one.
"In our four league games," Westfield Doug Kaltenbach noted, "we've only allowed two runs. No one has scored on us in the last 20 (innings)."
Jon Coe got the offense rolling with a three-run double in the first. The base-clearing hit was part of a four-run first inning as Westfield (4-0, 6-3) built a 7-0 lead after the first two innings.
Brent Morrison added two-run doubles in both the fourth and fifth innings to put the game out of reach.
Both Morrison and Coe finished 3 for 4, but the story was Wright.
"With the wind conditions, it was amazing he was able to have the control he had," Kaltenbach added. "He pitched great...He gets stronger every time he goes out."
The Wolverines don't get a lot of time to savor the victory as they will take the field today at 10 a.m. against rival Chautauqua Lake, at Westfield.
Brocton 14, Ripley 8
BROCTON - It wasn't pretty, but the Brocton Bulldogs (3-1, 4-2) pulled off a 14-8 victory over the Ripley Eagles on Friday in CCAA Division 4 high school baseball.
Ripley scored eight runs despite only getting one hit in the game. It scored six runs in the second inning without getting a hit, aided by several walks, a three-run error and a two-run error.
"We scrimmaged Ripley earlier in the year and they have come a long way," Brocton coach Terry Presto said. "They did what they had to do to get those runs. I was impressed. They did their job."
The Bulldogs scored eight runs in the sixth inning to rally for the win. With the bases loaded, Brocton's Scot Laurie, Jordan Patterson and Cody Merrill hit consecutive doubles. Laurie's hit drove in two runs, Patterson's hit drove in two runs and Merrill's double drove in one run to highlight the frame.
Merrill was perfect at the plate as he was 4 for 4 with three RBIs while Brad Johnson had a hit with two RBIs.
Jerry Jusko pitched five solid innings as he struck out 11 and walked just two.
"He pitched a great game," Presto said. "Two walks is monumental. Things turned out on a positive note."
North?Collins 12, Sherman 2
NORTH COLLINS - Trey Bley had himself a perfect day at the plate and Dylan Trainor pitched an efficient game in leading the North Collins Eagles (7-1, 5-0) to a 12-2 victory over Sherman on Friday in CCAA Division 4 high school baseball.
Bley started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run homer.
The Eagles plated six more runs in the second inning - all with two outs. Trainor and Bley each had a two-run single in the six-run frame.
Bley finished 3 for 3 with three RBIs and a walk while designated hitter Jared Bauerlein had two hits and two RBIs.
On the mound, Tranior allowed just four hits while striking out nine and walking just three.
"Trainor was all around the plate," North Collins coach Paul Kellner said. "He works fast. We were down four starters on a field trip to New York City. Under the circumstances, we did OK."
The Eagles return to action Monday when they travel to Pine Valley.
Cattaraugus-Little Valley 7, Silver Creek 1
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Black Knights (4-4, 2-2) struggled in the field Friday as they fell to Cattaraugus-Little Valley (6-3, 2-2), 7-1, in CCAA Division 2 high school baseball.
The Black Knights committed four errors and "threw the ball around too much," according to Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch.
At least four of the Timberwolves' runs were unearned.
Nick Iskra had two of Silver Creek's four hits, including an RBI single to plate Anthony Morales.
The Black Knights will try to right the ship Monday when they travel to Portville.
Williamsville East 9, Lake Shore 7
ANGOLA - Lake Shore's rally fell just short as the Eagles lost 9-7 to Williamsville East, Friday in ECIC Division 2 high school baseball.
Lake Shore (6-3, 3-3) was on the short end of an 8-1 score before tacking on five runs in the sixth inning.
Austin Van Slycke led the offense with a 3 for 4 day at the plate. He knocked in three runs and had a couple big two-out hits for the Eagles. Dane Cala added a pair of hits and also made two outstanding plays in center field that kept Lake Shore in the game.
Tyler Freeman also did an admirable job of keeping the game within striking distance with four innings of one-run ball in relief.
The Eagles play host to a non-league game today when they welcome Roy-Hart to Lake Shore.