A seven-run third inning helped pace the Fredonia Hillbillies (5-0) to a 13-2 non-league win over St. Francis during baseball action at the field on Route 60.
"It was a great team victory," Fredonia head coach Vince Gullo said. "We faced some strong pitching, had some great at-bats and our defense was errorless. It was a nice victory and we'll enjoy it for the night."
Jude Gardner highlighted the seven-run third inning with a two-run single while Cameron Voss and Christian Saden each added run-scoring singles in the frame.
OBSERVER?Photo by Gib Snyder III
Fredonia’s?Jude Gardner swings at a pitch during Tuesday’s non-league high school baseball game.
The Hillbillies opened the game with four runs in the bottom of the first, getting an RBI single off the bat of Trent Thompson, as well as a pair of bases-loaded walks to Voss and Cody Smith.
The Hillbillies' first run of the game was scored after the St. Francis second baseman misplayed a ball off the bat of Zach Buckley that allowed Nick Hart - who walked to open the frame and moved to second on a walk to Weston Ley - to score from second.
Buckley added a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth while Gardner capped the Hillbillies scoring with a run-scoring single in the bottom half of the sixth.
Buckley led the Hillbillies at the plate, finishing with three hits and as many RBIs while Voss had a single and two RBIs and Ley scored three runs.
Smith picked up the win after tossing two innings of relief. The junior allowed a hit and a walk.
Trent Thompson started the game, going two innings. The senior allowed a hit and a walk before handing the ball over to Voss, who let up both St. Francis runs on a pair of hits. Voss finished with two strike outs and as many walks. Gardner finished things up, tossing the sixth and seventh innings. The senior surrendered five hits.
Westfield 8, Silver Creek 2
SILVER CREEK - Westfield (1-0) scored early and often on Silver Creek (2-2) starter Anthony Morales Tuesday afternoon en route to an 8-2 non-league baseball win.
The Wolverines scored four runs in the first, one in the second and three in the third as Morales went two innings, allowing all eight runs - seven of which were earned - on five hits and three walks.
Pacing the Westfield offense were Dan Tofil (double, two RBIs) and Travis Rammelt (triple) who both had two hits. Nolan Hunt picked up the win on the hill for the Wolverines, throwing two innings of relief. He allowed one hit while striking out six and walking two.
A bright spot for the Black Knights was the relief work of Nick Iskra, who went five innings and allowed no runs on three hits while striking out eight and not allowing a walk.
"He threw very well today mixing up his fastball and offspeed stuff, keeping Westfield off balanced," Silver Creek head coach Mike Janisch said of Iskra. "He seemed to bend but not break. He would get a baserunner on, but get the outs before they could get a runner across (home plate). He was very effective in his pitching."
Morales added a pair of singles to help the Black Knights at the plate.
Ripley 15, Forestville 3
West Valley 10,?Forestville 7
The Forestville Hornets dropped two games in as many days.
On Monday, the Ripley Eagles downed Forestville, 15-3.
Trevor Enterline led the way with two hits including a home run while Logan Miller went 3 for 5 with a three-run double. Cody Sargent also had two hits.
Ripley scored four runs in the first and six more in the fourth inning to blow the game open.
For the Hornets, Jacob Nosbisch went 2 for 4 with a double and drove in two runs.
Enterline was the winning pitcher as he walked nine and struck out eight.
On Tuesday, Forestville fell to West Valley, 10-7.
Nosbisch was the offensive leader with three hits and as many RBIs.
"We got off to a bad start," Forestville coach Jack Frost said of Tuesday's contest. "We had a couple errors in the first and they scored four runs off of it. We kept crawling back, but it was too little, too late. They are improving. We are starting to put the bat on the ball and starting to field better."
Lake Shore 6, Williamsville East 2
WILLIAMSVILLE - The Lake Shore Eagles avenged a postseason loss Tuesday with a 6-2 win over Williamsville East in non-league high school baseball action.
"It was a nice win because that's where our season ended last year," Lake Shore coach Bob Kowal said. "I wanted to get back to the scene of the crime and beat them. It was nice."
Chris Conley led the Eagles' offense as he reached base three times, stole two bags and scored twice. Matt Brzozowiec added two RBIs in the win Brzozowiec.