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BIG WIN FOR ST. MARY'S; NORTH'S PIAZZA FANS 11
WILLIAMSVILLE EAST BEATS HAMBURG TO MOVE TO 5-0

Size didn't matter on Friday when Steve Goehle doubled home Adam Bistoff with the winning run in the fifth inning as small school St. Mary's of Lancaster dropped St. Joe's, 3-2, in a Monsignor Martin Association baseball game. Andy Gill added a pair of hits for the Lancers (2-1).

Elsewhere in Monsignor Martin play, Travis Denisco, Kevin Simpson and Dan Clifford had two hits and two RBIs each as Timon/St. Jude (4-1) defeated Cardinal O'Hara, 10-3. Two-time All-Western New York pitcher, Ryan Dunford, serving a six-game suspension for breaking team rules, will make his season debut on Thursday against St. Joe's.

ECIC I: James Piazza pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and added a two-run homer for Williamsville North, a 13-5 winner over Frontier. Adam Durfee had a home run and double among his three hits for the Spartans. . . . Sean Moran homered and Adam Bristol struck out 10 as Orchard Park (4-0) defeated West Seneca West, 8-1. . . . Jim Banks scattered five hits and helped himself with three hits at the plate as Lancaster survived 15 strikeouts from Brian McCloe in a 4-2 win over Clarence.

ECIC II: Steve Kanutsu had a three-run homer to highlight a seven-run fourth inning as Williamsville East (5-0) defeated Hamburg, 11-3. . . . Brett Kelly fanned nine in five innings and Josh Szeluga drove in three runs with three hits as West Seneca East downed Amherst, 9-4. . . . Reed Mitrowski had four hits, including the game-winning RBI in the seventh, as Pioneer edged Lake Shore, 10-8. Brennan Payne drove in three runs with a double and single.

ECIC III: Justin Nowak singled home Nick Coronado with the winning run in the bottom of sixth and Eric Liddle struck out 15 for Maryvale in a 3-2 win over Starpoint. . . . Jeremy Nowak had three extra-base hits among his four hits and Mike Sanscrainte had four hits in five trips as Cheektowaga pounded out 21 hits in beating Depew, 19-6. . . . Scott Steimer had five hits and Joe LaPenna added three as Williamsville South moved to 3-0 in the league with a 14-2 decision over Springville.

ECIC IV: Darren Kimicinski had a grand slam among his four hits and drove in seven runs as Holland got past Lackawanna, 10-4. . . . Bob Opeila had five hits in five trips and Nick Keggins fanned 10 as Cleveland Hill defeated East Aurora, 14-4.

CCIAC I: Brian Gunnell fanned nine and Pat Jaszcz had a bases-loaded double as Falconer pounded out 14 hits in a 9-2 win over Dunkirk.

Cattaraugus D: Kameron Sanders pitched a one-hitter and struck out 11 and Vinny Smith had three hits for Ellicottville in a 16-1 win over Hinsdale.

Softball

Lady Jacks Tournament: Nicole Marlinski had three hits in support of Carine Janis' two-hitter as Depew beat host North Tonawanda, 9-4. . . . Rebecca Masters scored on a single to left by Devon Porto while freshman Holly Johnson pitched a two-hitter with 20 strikeouts in Amherst's 1-0 win in eight innings over Sacred Heart.

The 22nd annual tourney continues today with 18 games starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Edward Belbas Fields, across from Lowry Middle School in North Tonawanda. Williamsville South, the defending champion, plays Lockport at 2:30 and Immaculata at 4:30 p.m.

Holy Angels Classic: Carley Guariglia singled twice, scored twice and stole two bases as Niagara-Wheatfield won its fifth straight, 6-2, over Mount Mercy. The ninth annual tournament continues today at Houghton Park with six games starting at 10 a.m.

ECIC IV: Kristen Rohe and Alyssa Luksch combined on a two-hitter and Jaclyn Plante had five hits as Cleveland Hill blanked East Aurora, 10-0.

Independent: Samantha Roll drove in five runs and Jackie Jakubowski had four hits as Hutch-Tech beat Nichols, 15-5.

Lacrosse

Sweet Home's John Faller heads a class of seven being inducted tonight into the Western New York Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse in HSBC Arena's Harbour Club.

The 6:30 p.m. ceremony will precede the Buffalo Bandits game and will also feature the inductions of Deborah Clark, LeeAnn Fronckowiak, Don Scully, Matt Szydlowski, Frank Lewis and Darris Kilgour.

Faller teaches physical education at Maplemere Elementary and is also the varsity football coach for the Panthers.

They will join the current hall of John Wesley Patterson (1993), Harry Wilhelm (1994), Carol Patterson (1995), Marion "Taddy" Dann (1996) and Beth Stone (1997).

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. Tickets for the Bandits game are also required for entry and are available at a discount to those attending the ceremony.

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