JAMESTOWN - The main aim of the contest between Fredonia and Frewsburg, played under the lights at Diethrick Park on Friday night, was to help raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization whose purpose is to "honor and empower" injured servicemen and servicewomen.
In that endeavour, both teams were successful as the evening helped raise $1,051.25.
"I think it was definitely a very successful night," Frewsburg coach Jay Grann said. "The camouflage uniforms were a big hit with the kids and everybody had a good time."
Photo by Scott Kindberg
Fredonia starting pitcher Jude Gardner delivers to the plate during Friday night's non-league baseball game against Frewsburg at Diethrick Park. Proceeds from the game benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project.
Things didn't go so well for the Bears, however, once the game got under way.
Fredonia, currently the top-ranked team for Class B in the state, bounced back from an earlier loss in the evening with an 18-3 drubbing of Frewsburg.
With the victory, the Hillbillies finish the year with an 18-2 overall mark. Frewsburg, meanwhile, finishes with an overall record of 11-8.
Jude Gardner held the Bears' hitters in check over six innings. The right-hander surrendered just three runs (two in the first inning), seven hits and one walk to earn the victory.
Cam Voss came on in relief in the seventh and struck out the side to end the game.
The Hillbillies took a commanding lead from the start, plating four runs in the first. After Frewsburg answered with two runs of its own to cut the deficit to 4-2, Fredonia tallied another four in the second and then really broke the game open with a six-run sixth inning.
The winners scored once apiece in the third, fourth, fifth and seventh frames.
Weston Ley led the way for the Hillbillies' high-powered offense when he delivered a double, a triple and two RBIs. Trent Thompson added a 3-for-4 performance with a pair of runs driven in and Zach Buckley chipped in with two hits to go with two RBIs.
After notching two runs in the first, Frewsburg tallied its final run in the fourth inning.
Bryce Raymond lasted 3 1/3 innings, allowing 10 runs and eight walks.
At the plate, Trevor Spicer was 2-for-3 with an RBI while Raymond had two hits in two at-bats with an RBI.
In the opening game of the night, after spotting Fredonia a one-run lead, Jamestown came alive and cruised the rest of the way in upsetting the Hillbillies, 10-1.
Fredonia broke through with a run in the third, but that was all the Hillbillies would produce as Nick Tobias took control for the Red Raiders (4-8, 6-12), striking out four while surrendering five hits and three walks over his six innings of work.
Jamestown gave Tobias plenty of support, posting four runs in the bottom of the fourth, highlighted by RBI singles by Jacob Kindberg and Cameron Haberberger, and six more runs came home in the sixth as Haberberger picked up another RBI on a hit and Adam Westley and Harrison Tyra both contributed RBI singles.
Trent Thompson and Weston Ley each had two hits for the Hillbillies while Cody Smith took the loss, striking out three with nine walks.
Ripley 6, Forestville 2
RIPLEY - The Ripley Eagles (7-5, 9-6) received a solid pitching performance from Trevor Enterline to take down the Forestville Hornets, 6-2, Friday in non-league high school baseball action.
Enterline fanned four, walked four and gave up four hits.
Bryce Rowe provided the offense for the winners with two hits, including a two-run single in the fifth. Mike Lisek had two hits and an RBI while Logan Miller also finished with an RBI.
The Eagles collected 10 hits.
For the Hornets, Adam Pleva, Jacob Segel, Jeff VanVlack and Buck Smith each had hits.
North Collins 22, Silver Creek 10
SILVER CREEK - The North Collins Eagles (9-3, 11-7) outslugged the Silver Creek Black Knights, 22-10, Friday in non-league high school baseball action.
Jaden Keough led the attack with four hits and three RBIs while Chris Pulinski and Jared Keppel each had three hits. Joey English and Austin Winter each finished with two hits and as many RBIs.
For the Black Knights, Jake Lewis and Josh Pflueger each had two hits.