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QUAKERS EDGE PANTHERS; PIONEER RALLIES TO WIN

Orchard Park pushed a run across in the fifth and held on to beat Sweet Home, 1-0, keeping its unbeaten division streak alive Thursday in baseball. Kevin Sheehan singled, stole second and scored on a one-out single by Alex Piepszny. Mike Adams allowed two hits and fanned nine for OP (9-1, 6-0 ECIC I).

Pat Dwyer drove in three runs and Rob Gronkowski homered as Williamsville North rode the three-hit pitching of Nate Ruckdaschel and beat Lancaster, 10-3.

The Quakers were to play at Williamsville North (5-1 in division), this afternoon.

ECIC II: Pioneer erased a five-run deficit and beat Hamburg, 10-6. The Panthers scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth and got a three-run double from Mauri Schwab to highlight a six-run sixth. Brennan Payne pitched two scoreless innings to get the win in relief. . . . Pitcher James Flatley sat down 16 batters and joined Mark Pauly and Dan Wojdan with two hits each as Iroquois beat Amherst, 9-0.

ECIC III: Corey Rogers reached base on a walk and later scored on a balk as Cheektowaga survived Tonawanda, 3-2, in nine innings. . . . Scott Steimer had four hits and Derek Fogarty drove in four runs with two extra-base hits as Williamsville South downed Starpoint, 11-7.

ECIC IV: Andy Bonitati had four hits, including a three-run homer, and Adam Kush had five RBIs as JFK beat Alden, 10-4. . . . Bobby Opiela had five hits and Mike Gematti added four to make a winner of freshman Jamie Wahler (8 K's) in Cleveland Hill's 10-3 win over Lackawanna.

Monsignor Martin Association: Dan Clifford fanned 10 and yielded only a leadoff single in the seventh as Timon/St. Jude slowed St. Mary's, 6-0. Matt Sullivan had an RBI single to highlight a three-run fourth for the Tigers (6-3).

Cornell Cup: E.J. Cieslikowski pitched the first no-hitter of his career and fanned 14 as Riverside shut out Seneca, 12-0. . . . Eric Agostino drove in three runs and Dave Gonzalez fanned 12 as Grover Cleveland handled Burgard, 14-5.

CCIAC II: Mike Cole drove in four runs with three hits, while Adam Cerrie had three singles as Dunkirk (4-1) beat rival Fredonia, 11-1, to move into first place.

CCIAC III: Kyle Hoffman's two-hitter and Chris Bley's three RBIs led North Collins over Hinsdale, 17-2.

Niagara Frontier: Jeff Duquette scored the winning run from third on an errant throw as Kenmore West edged Lew-Port, 7-6, in eight innings. . . . Justin Sutton pitched a five-hitter and Zack Wagner drove in two runs for Kenmore East in an 8-2 win over North Tonawanda. . . . Joe Kephart had three hits and joined John Smith in driving in two runs as Niagara-Wheatfield beat Niagara Falls, 14-2.

Cattaraugus III: Kyle Mendell had a two-run homer as Ellicottville beat Walsh, 12-2.

Softball

Monsignor Martin: Jill Reed scored three runs as Cardinal O'Hara beat Villa Maria, 10-5.

ECIC I: Angela Bauerlein had a two-run single in the top of the seventh as West Seneca West beat Frontier, 7-5. Samantha Rajski had a grand slam for the Falcons to tie the game, 5-5, in the fifth. . . . Stephanie Wydra struck out 15, and Michelle Rogers and Katie Lancellotti each had triples as Clarence (3-0) beat Jamestown, 6-0. . . . Sarah Wisenborn had a pair of doubles as Williamsville North held Orchard Park to three hits in a 5-0 win. . . . Lindsay Norton drove in Katie Bauman with the winning run as Sweet Home outlasted Lancaster, 3-2, in nine innings. Norton went the distance on the mound for the win, and Meg Weber and Amanda Cannizzo had two hits each for the Panthers.

ECIC II: Meghan Sullivan drove in 10 runs on three hits, including a grand slam, as Lake Shore beat Pioneer, 16-6. . . . Katelyn Stubbendeck gave up two hits and Ashley Kotz drove in Becky Shank with the first run as Williamsville East beat West Seneca East, 5-0. . . . Jessica Zeis pitched a three-hitter and Brittany Hall had a three-run triple as Hamburg beat Iroquois, 8-1.

ECIC III: Michelle Fridey drove in eight runs and had two home runs among her four hits as Williamsville South (9-0, 6-0) dropped Tonawanda, 13-0. Dana Carter and Chelsea Plimpton combined on a three-hitter with 12 Ks, and they also had three hits each. . . . Stephanie Meyer had three hits as Starpoint erupted for five runs in the fifth and beat Springville, 6-4. . . . Kim Gabor tripled in two runs in a five-run sixth inning that carried Maryvale past Cheektowaga, 6-3. Katie Gleiser pitched one-hitter with 10 strikeouts for Maryvale.

ECIC IV: Beth Ameno fanned 12 and yielded only an infield single as JFK jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and beat Alden, 3-0.

Thompson Trophy: Megha Mercuri pitched a one-hitter and Crystal Wells drove in three runs for Buffalo Arts in a 15-0 win over Lafayette. . . . Jen Lauricella drove in three runs as Hutch-Tech (6-1) beat Bennett, 18-2. . . . Amanda Kregg had a home run among her three hits as Riverside beat Grover Cleveland, 14-4. . . . Sara Buscaglia had six RBIs, and Janine Ziemba and Dawn Mancinelli had three hits each for Emerson in a 12-3 win over Seneca. . . . Jillian Keitz led off the seventh with a triple and scored on Amelia Fernandez's single as McKinley edged da Vinci, 10-9. Christinia Colosimo drove in four runs with four hits for the Macks. . . . Martha Watson fanned nine and joined Kaitlyn Devine and Sharaya Walker with home runs as Traditional beat Burgard.

Niagara Frontier League: Michelle Krier scattered four hits and Jessica Mooney drove in a pair of runs for Kenmore West in a 5-1 win over Lew-Port. . . . Shannon Nolan connected for three hits as Kenmore East beat North Tonawanda, 5-1.

CCIAC I: Ashley Dykes and Amy Coniglio scored as Dunkirk rallied for two runs in the seventh and beat rival Fredonia, 3-2.

Independent: Jeanette Rondon drove in four runs with four hits and Ashley Dlugosz drove in three runs as Immaculata beat East Aurora, 15-0 in five innings.

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