Run-scoring singles in the bottom of the eighth inning by Dave Rosenhahn and Lou Monte snapped a scoreless tie Sunday and gave the Voyageurs a 2-1 win over Taylor Mercury at Cazenovia Park as the Muny AAA season opened with three games.
Monte earned the win in relief of Craig Bishop, who struck out 16 in 7 2/3 innings. Rich Borowski added three hits for the Voyageurs, in quest of their 12th straight league title. Taylor's Pete Lacongo pitched a complete game.
Peter DiGiamoco had two doubles and four RBIs to lead the Travelers' 11-1 rout of the Cardinals. Mike Wagner and Stacey Behren combined on a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts for the winners. . . . Tom Tuholski's two homers and five RBIs led Ken-Hy Auto to a 13-10 triumph over Fat Man's.
Central League: Dan Roblee struck out 10 in 5 1/3 innings and reliever Dave Buncy fanned seven as they combined on a two-hit shutout to lead Chaffee-Sardinia past East Aurora, 11-0, in a Buffalo News Suburban Association game. The winners broke the game open with a seven-run sixth. . . . Brett Harris' two-run double and Mike Fleming's solo homer propeled Friendship (1-1) over Delevan-Arcade, 8-7. Friendship's Mark Miles struck out 11. D-A (0-2) had a 12-5 edge in hits, but made seven errors. . . . E.C Hopkins had three hits and drove in two runs as Freedom overcame a 7-6 deficit to edge Morton's Corners, 7-6. . . . Cliff Wheeler's two-run single and Jay Ondus' two-run double highlighted a five-run sixth that sparked Gowanda over Holland, 9-3. Steve Jolls (six innings) and Matt Ellis combined on a four-hitter for Gowanda (2-0). Greg Schiltz had a solo homer for Holland (2-1).
Lake Shore League: Winning pitcher Tom Morawski struck out 11 in seven innings to lead Orchard Park over West Seneca Ford, 11-8. Shawn Gavigan had three hits and Todd McTigue a two-run homer for OP. Eric Ziobro led West Seneca with three hits. . . . Kevin Vogel, Ken Crosta and Jeff Weiss each had two doubles and three RBIs as West-Herr outslugged BFI, 11-10. Tim Allen homered for BFI.