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SOUTH SHOWS WHO'S NO. 1

Williamsville South pitcher Chelsea Plimpton threw a five-hitter and won her 38th consecutive softball game as the No. 1 large school in The Buffalo News poll beat No. 2 Clarence, 3-1, Tuesday afternoon. Plimpton fanned nine and walked none as the Billies (6-0) won their 34th straight.

Williamsville South got all its runs in the bottom of the second inning on singles by Jenna Beale-Schwab, Jenny Townsell and Megan Farber, followed by a two-run double to left by Dana Carter. They were the only hits allowed by Clarence's Stephanie Wydra, who struck out four.

Independent: Colleen Quinn drove in two runs with a triple and Carissa Ferrucci hit a two-run double to lead unbeaten Immaculata (7-0) to a 6-4 victory over Cardinal O'Hara. Winning pitcher Anna Battista struck out seven and allowed one earned run.

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A two-run homer by Justin Goerss broke an 11-11 tie in the bottom of the sixth to pave North Tonawanda's 13-11 win over Orchard Park, the No. 1 large school, in a nonleague game. Orchard Park led, 11-6, before the Lumberjacks scored five runs in the fifth, capped by a two-run homer by Steve Julian. Both teams are 3-1.

Monsignor Martin: Brian Wolf threw a complete-game five hitter with six strikeouts to lead Canisius, the No. 2 large school, to a 6-2 win over No. 10 St. Joe's. Russ Rizzuto hit a two-run single and scored on Matt LoTempio's double. Dan Scime went 3 for 3 for the Crusaders.

ECIC Interdivision: David Convertini's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh scored Chris Schiumo from third base with the winning run in No. 4 large school Williamsville East's 11-10 victory over No. 5 Sweet Home. Tom Hausler (3-0) got the win in relief and Mike Ferguson had four RBIs for the Flames (8-0). Sweet Home's Jordan Kacz hit a three-run homer and Jeff Van Dusen belted a grand slam.

Niagara Frontier: Rob Utz went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Chris Rajczak drove in three runs as Grand Island beat Lewiston-Porter, 9-5.

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